Making of Her-story featured the feisty, indomitable women of 1916 as six actors presented their fascinating stories against the backdrop of the Easter Rising. It was devised and directed by Anne Mekitarian and Bredha Sexton and performed in the Moat Theatre, Naas on 5–9 April and 15–16 April. The close of the County Kildare 1916/2016 Programme took place on Saturday, 10 December 2016 at Áras Chill Dara, Devoy, Park, Naas, Co. Kildare. The Mayor of Kildare, Councillor Ivan Keatley presented a 1916 Lapel Pin and a commemorative scroll to nine Co. Kildare centenarians at a ceremony held in the Council Chamber. A ceremony organised by Celbridge Guided Tours to mark the 1916 Rising took place at the Slip at Castletown House gates on 26 March 2016. The ceremony included songs, a reading of the Proclamation and a raising of the Tricolour. Monasterevin 1916 events began on 26 March 2016 with a parade involving local Scouts, Athy Pipe Band and the Lord Edward’s Own Re-enactment Group. A wreath was laid at the 1798 monument and lcoal children read the Proclamation. There was a large scale re-enactment of the Battle of South Dublin Union. In June great community spirit was the order of the day at the annual Robertstown Village Fayre which recalled the 1916 surrender and the role of British Army captain, Harry de Courcy Wheeler, a Robertstown native. The highlight of the event was a keynote address by Alex Findlater, grandson of de Courcy Wheeler who has written 1916 Surrenders – Captain H. E. de Courcy-Wheeler eye-witness account. On 4 December the organising group in Robertstown unveiled a 1916 Proclamation stone and memorial bench at Canalside. Kildare Library Services organised a Vote for your favourite song of 1916 competition in association with KFM community radio station. Revolution! 1916, a unique community immersive project featured an outdoor exhibition by Newbridge artist, Paul Woods, at Áras Chill Dara – a series of large paintings focusing on the urban destruction during 1916. The exhibition was on display on the pedestrian approach from 28 June until 30 September 2016. Plans for a permanent memorial to Eamon ‘Ned’ Broy in September were unveiled in Rathangan Credit Union on 17 August 2016 with his daughter Áine Broy as the guest of honour. Newbridge Parish marked the 1916 Rising with a Prayer for Peace Service in St. Conleth’s Church on 24 April 2016. 31