45 31 March. Little Stories Little Prints Children’s printmaking workshop, in Athy Community Library. 1 April. Teresa Brayton Heritage Group celebrated her contribution to the 1916 Rising with the launch of a book of her poetry selected by Bernadette Gilligan Hail to the flag. Through the turbulent years in Newtown Community Hall. Teresa Brayton, Kil- brook, Kilcock, was instrumental in gathering funds for the Rising while living in America. 2 April. ‘Road to Rebellion. Songs that roused a nation,’ the third of five countywide concerts was held in Athy Arts Theatre. Philip Scott, Sophie O’Carroll, Donal Hennessy and Liam Quinlivan performed music and readings contemporary to 1916. 4 April. ‘1916 and the Irish Country House: A Kildare perspective,’ lecture by Dr. Ciarán Reilly at Carton House, Maynooth. Irish History Live – an interactive children’s workshop, took place from 4-8 April in Athy, Naas, Leixlip, Kildare, Newbridge Community Libraries. ‘Naas and 1916,’ an evening of remembrance by Naas Local History Group, Town House Hotel, Naas. 5-9 April. ‘Herstory – Defiant Women of 1916,’ drama at The Moat Club, Naas. The drama, conceived by Anne Mekitarian and Bredha Sexton, was based on witness reports, speeches, diaries and letters concerning six women inextricably linked to the 1916 period. ‘Kilcullen in 1916,’ organised by John Martin and Mary Orford took place in the Town Hall. Mary presented a view of the life in 1916 with the help of census records, school attendance registers and contempory photographs. She spoke about the participation of two Kilcullen residents in the Rising, Daisy Patterson, originally from Naas, and Paddy Rankin, who cycled from Newry to Dublin to take part. John Martin presented, ‘Military Aspects of Easter Week 1916.’ ‘Angels of Sixteen,’ a song commemorating the forty children who died during the 1916 Rising was written and composed by Mick Dunne and Mary McDowell. Staplestown National School collaborated with Mick to produce the song and a video. On 5 April the fifth and sixth class pupils visited Glasnevin Cemetery to lay flowers and sing in remembrance of the young victims. Commandant Stephen MacEoin returned to his former school, Maynooth Post Primary, to celebrate the Easter Rising. The event took place at the Maynooth Education Campus organised by Maynooth Post Primary and Maynooth Community College. Stephen, who is an archivist at Irish Military Archives, played a major role in the Ireland 1916/2016 Project Office. An exhibition of lead sculptures by Pierce Maher of the signatories of the Proclamation was held in Crookstown Tearoom, Ballitore. Athy 1916 Commemoration Committee Lecture Series in the Community Arts Centre, Woodstock Street, Athy, ‘Looters, Deserters and Crime in Dublin in 1916,’ by Padraig Yeates. 6 April. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív, grandson of Éamon de Valera, gave the Cill Dara Historical Society 2016 Giraldus Cambrensis lecture on ‘Éamon de Valera and Captain Eto Hitzen – the extraordinary story of Éamon de Valera and the British officer who arrested him in 1916,’ at Solas Bhríde, Kildare. 7-8 April. A Terrible Beauty Exposed! a new play written by Mario Corrigan and directed by Lianne O’Shea, premiered at the Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge. The play was written to help young minds interpret the events of the Rebellion. The audience were the jury and voted on whether P. H. Pearse or General John Maxwell were the guilty parties in the events presented. 7 April. Patrician Secondary School, Newbridge presented ‘Dublin Burning,’ an anthology of music, songs and poetry commemorating the 1916 Rising by Mike Hanrahan and Brendan Begley. Support act was Cathú.