44 28 March. On Easter Monday, the Maynooth 1916 Centenary Committee along with hundreds of people from Maynooth and further afield, reflected on the heroics of the fifteen men, who walked to the GPO to take part in the Easter Rising. Relatives of ten of the men who were in attendance were presented with plaques by Mayor of Kildare, Cllr. Brendan Weld, and Ted Robinson, General Manager, Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth, who sponsored the mementos. The Irish Military Vehicle Group re-enacted a battle scene from the Rising and colour parties were on hand from the Defence Forces Veterans Groups, Maynooth Scouts, St. Mary’s Brass and Reed Band. An Nuadha Players, staged ‘Conquered Not We Were,’ starting at St. Patrick’s College and ending at Carton House, Maynooth. ‘Road to Rebellion: Songs that roused a nation,’ the second of five countywide concerts was held at Carton House. Philip Scott, Sophie O’Carroll, Donal Hennessey and Liam Quinlivan performed music and readings contemporary to 1916. Griese Youth Theatre took part in RTE’s Reflecting the Rising. 28 March. Athy 1916 Commemoration Committee Lecture Series in the Community Arts Centre, Woodstock Street, Athy, ‘Saving the Honour of Tipp – Tipperary in 1916,’ by Dr. Des Marnane. 29 March. Sgt. James Pearse, Mullacash, great grandson of James Connolly, read the Proclamation at the state commemoration of James Connolly at Liberty Hall. On 23 March, he attended Áras an Uachtaráin to represent his family. James Connolly’s daughter, Aideen, married Hugh Ward, Monaghan, and they lived on the Dublin Road, Naas. She was Sgt. Pearse’s grandmother. Castledermot Local History Group Lecture Series, ‘Remembering War and Revolution,’ by Brian Hanley, Teach Diarmada Community Centre. Kildare Derby Festival presented a week long 1916 exhibition in Áras Bhríde. Ten-year-old Tommy Lee, Stage Door and More Drama Group, Johnstown, appeared in the ŔTE One show ‘The 1916 challenge.’ He recorded his scenes at No. 12 Henrietta Street, Dublin, where he played a young 1916 schoolboy.