46 8 April. Athy Film Club hosted ‘Nine Short Films’ inspired by 1916 in Athy Community College. ‘The people, sights and sounds of Athy in 1916,’ an accompanying exhibition ran until 17 April. 8 April. Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Eireann, Craobh Bheartla Uí Fhlatharta, presented ‘Memories of 1916,’ in St. Mary’s GAA Clubhouse, Leixlip, produced by Anna Pegley and Ciarán Fitzgerald, musical director. 8-9 April. Orla Gildea School of Speech and Drama presented ‘An Act of Bravery,’ in Prosperous Theatre. 9 April. This all-day event ‘1916–2016. A Step Back in Time’, in Athy Heritage Centre–Museum and Emily Square, was an experience of everyday life in Athy in 1916. People mingled with Irish Volunteers, British soldiers, R.I.C. men and people in the dress of the period. An exhibition, ‘Athy in 1916,’ was held in the museum. James Durney’s lecture ‘Volunteer Mark Wilson and Cadet William Keegan. Two Athy men in the Easter Rising,’ was held in the Museum’s audio-visual room. Music at Emily Square was by local band, Rockabilly Rebels. Mrs. Anna Duthie opened her shop, W. T. Duthie’s, which is one of two remaining shops in Athy unchanged since 1916. 10 April. Elaine Nolan gave a performance of originally composed music, ‘A Rebel’s Heart,’ with singers and musicians from Co. Kildare, in St. Mary’s Church, Maynooth. 10-23 April. Insight Theatre Group staged a production of ‘The Risen People,’ by James Plunkett in the Kildrought Lounge, Celbridge, directed by Joe Bergin. 11-15 April. ‘Where’s Pádraig?’ Genealogy presentation in Athy Library, Mercy Convent, Naas, St. Brigid’s Primary School, Kildare, San Carlo National School, Leixlip, Newbridge Library, with Karel Kiely. ‘Seán Mac Diarmada,’presentation by Mary Healy at Gael-Choláiste Chill Dara, Naas. 12 April. Athy 1916 Commemoration Committee Lecture Series, Community Arts Centre, Woodstock Street, Athy ‘From Lockout to Ris- ing: the ITGWU, ICA, and Liberty Hall in 1916,’ by Francis Devine. Newbridge Youthreach Centre hosted a talk by James Durney, ‘Foremost and ready. Kildare and the 1916 Rising.’ 13 April. The Irish Wheelchair Association, Clane hosted a talk by Dr. Tom Clonan ‘Fighting for Ireland – A personal Reflection of the Easter Rising,’ Parish Centre, Clane. Kildare Town Library’s Think Tank group welcomed historian Robert Doyle to introduce the Éamonn O Modhráin exhibition. Éamon Ó Cuív unveiled a commemorative plaque in Prosperous in memory of local man Tom Harris who was a member of the GPO garrison in 1916. 14 April. Three descendants of 1916 leader James Connolly raised the flag at Suncroft National School. They were Emma Wilson (4th class), Shaun Wilson (1st class), and Daryl Dagger (1st class). Their great-great- grandmother was Aideen Connolly Ward, daughter of James Connolly. 14-22 April. Kill Musical and Dramatic Society presented an evening of one act plays including ‘The Guns of 1916,’ written and directed by Brian McCabe in the Dew Drop Inn. 14-30 April. ‘What 1916 means to Me,’ exhibition, Athy Community Arts Centre, featuring works of art by local school children including wall hangings, portraits and colourful recreations of Dublin’s GPO. 17 April. The conclusion of ‘Athy Remembers 1916-2016’ took place with a solemn commemoration of the 1916 Proclamation.