Máire Ní Rahaillaigh, founder of Conradh na Gaeilge in Naas – As part of Seachtain na Gaeilge, March 2016, a lecture was held at Gaelscoil Choláiste Cill Dara on 4 March 2016 to commemorate a visit by P. H. Pearse to an Aerideacht in the Old Jail, Naas, in 1903. Author Larry Ward spoke on Máire Ní Raghallaigh, from Drumconrath, Co. Meath, who worked as a clerk for Brown and McCann Solicitors, Naas from 1886 to 1906. Máire was instrumental in setting up a branch of Conradh na Gaeilge in 1900 in Naas, and she was appointed secretary of the branch the following year. She moved to Dublin and opened a bookshop at 87 Upper Dorset Street, which became a safe haven for Irish Volunteers on the run during the War of Independence. Máire died in 1951 and was buried in the family plot at Barrettstown, Co. Kildare. Innovative schools’ and libraries’ programmes took the lead in Seachtain na Gaeilge. ‘Súil siar ar 1916,’ Moat Theatre, Naas. Comórtas drámaíochta trí Ghaeilge atá ar oscailt do gach grúpaí óige/ drámaíocht/scoil lonnaithe i gCo. Chill Dara amháin. The County Kildare Decade of Commemorations Programme was rendered in Irish and English and all captions for the commemorative DVD were bi-lingual. Craobh Bheartla Uí Fhlatharta, Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Eireann CCÉ Leixlip, produced a show called ‘Memories of 1916’ on 8 April 2016 in St. Mary’s GAA Club, Leixlip. Featuring music and songs associated with the Easter Rising, the show brought the memories of the Rising to the audience through the medium of Irish traditional music, song and dance. Over forty musicians, dancers and singers took part in this memorable performance. It was produced by Anna Pegley and Ciarán Fitzgerald was the musical director. The 2016 Schools’ Lecture Series focused on Irish cultural nationalism and language as part of their countywide visits. One Voice – Allenwood Contemporary Choir held a celebration of Irish music and song in Allenwood GAA Hall on 24 April 2016. The event was produced and narrated by Aidan Donoghue. It included figure dancing by Alan McCormack’s Dance Group and set dancing by Brendan Swords and friends.   Reflecting on the central place of the Irish language in the ideals of the Revolutionary Generation and celebrating the language through a diverse programme of events. Cuirfear clár ilghnéitheach imeachtaí ar siúl mar léiriú ar áit lárnach na Gaeilge in idéil na glúine réabhlóidí agus chun an teanga a cheiliúradh. 3 The Living Language An Teanga Bheo 23