Frances had travelled from New York to unveil a plaque at Kilcock GAA grounds to her great-grandfather John Kenny, from Branganstown, Kilcock, a close ally of John Devoy. Subjects of the seminar were: –John Devoy, the greatest of the Fenians, born at Greenhills, Kill; John Kenny, a Clann na Gael courier who brought money from America to Ireland to fund the Rising; Teresa Brayton, nationalist poet and writer who was a friend of many of the Rising leaders; the Fenian exile William Francis Roantree, then eighty-eight years old, who famously shouted encouragement to the GPO garrison; and Newbridge native Jack Fitzgerald, famous County player and Chairman of Kildare GAA arrested and imprisoned after the Rising. The Songs of Percy French was presented by Showstoppers on 23–24 October 2015 at Naas Town Hall, featuring the music of the period. It coincided with the unveiling of the John Devoy statue and the visit by the Kildare Association of New York. 33