41 28 February. Éamonn Ó Modhráin exhibition tracing the ideological journey of a prominent nationalist and republican, from Ballysax, the Curragh, was launched by Mayor of Kildare, Cllr. Brendan Weld, at the McKenna Gallery, Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge. The artefacts on display were discovered by family member Robert Doyle, Athgarvan, while clearing out an attic in 2010. The exhibition ran until 18 March and then travelled to all libraries in Co. Kildare. 1-15 March. Scoil Mhuire Junior School, Ballymany, held a series of events including live music, sharing stories of 1916, dancing, pageant, flag raising ceremony and a reading of the Proclamation. 2 March. Kildare Town. A year in the Life, a book to commemorate the 1916 Rising and life in Kildare town, was launched by Cill Dara Historical Society and compiled under the guidance of Joe Connelly and Mario Corrigan. Followed by ‘Foremost and ready, Kildare and the 1916 Rising,’ presentation by James Durney. Maynooth University launched an online archive, the ‘Letters of 1916’ Project, undertaken by the Digital Humanities Department and containing letters written between 1 November 1915 and 31 October 1916. 4 March. Larry Ward gave a presentation on Márie Ní Raghallaigh, a founder member of Conradh na Gaeilge in Naas at Gael-Choláiste Chill Dara. 5 March. Little Stories Little Prints Children’s printmaking workshop, held at Maynooth Community Library. 8 March. Big Mountain Productions, Two Tube and RTE 2FM invited Kildare 11-17 year olds to create a one minute film or audio piece which documented or interpreted their personal response to Proclamation Day for a half-hour documentary – ‘Project Proclamation.’ To celebrate National Tree Week and 1916 an oak tree, presented by the National Tree Council was planted at St. Conleth’s and Mary’s Primary School, Newbridge. 23rd Kildare Sallins Scout Troop hosted the presentation ‘Foremost and ready, Kildare and the 1916 Rising,’ by James Durney, at Sallins National School. 10 March. A workshop for adults and children to learn the lyrics and meaning of Amhrán na bhFiann, organised as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge, in Naas Community Library. 11 March. The Curragh Post Primary School, joined by the Defence Forces, hosted ‘Ireland from 1916 to 2016,’ at the Curragh Gym. Military personnel were on hand to display the guns and equipment that would have been used in 1916. Árdscoil na Tríonoide, Athy, held a day of commemorative events. Holy Family Post Primary, Newbridge, held a day of commemorative events including presentations and a pageant. 12 March. The County Kildare Archaeological Society hosted a one–day seminar ‘Remembering 1916,’ at the Killashee House Hotel, Naas. The speakers included Professor Roy Foster; Professor Raymond Gillespie, Maynooth University; Hugh Crawford, President of CKAS; Dr. Darragh Gannon, National Museum of Ireland; Mario Corrigan, Executive Librarian, Local History Dept., Kildare County Council; Dr. Séamus Ó Maitiú; Gerard Long and Brigadier General (Retd.) John Martin. 14 March. Network Kildare and Community Education Service (KWETB) hosted an event in The Church on Main St., Naas to celebrate International Women’s Day 2016. The keynote speaker was Marja Almqvist, founder of Yarn School, a community based textile studio in Goldenbridge, manager of the project ‘77 Women Commemoration Quilt’ which was developed in co-operation with Richmond Barracks Restoration Project. Probus Naas hosted the presentation ‘Foremost and Ready, Kildare and the 1916 Rising,’ by James Durney, Town House Hotel, Naas. Midlands Prison, Portlaoise, hosted the presentation ‘Foremost and Ready, Kildare and the 1916 Rising,’ by James Durney.