47 Special guest was eighty-four year old Mark Wilson, Dublin, whose father, Mark Wilson, a native of Athy, was a Volunteer in the Four Courts garrison during Easter Week. Mr. Wilson laid a wreath at a recently unveiled plaque to the men and women of 1916. The Enfield 1916 Commemorative Garden was unveiled opposite the Johnstown Estate Hotel, Co. Kildare and was a joint Kildare-Meath project. ‘Little Stories Little Prints,’ a visual arts project was displayed in the Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, featuring 1916 stories told through the medium of print-making. It was devised and co-ordinated by Pamela de Brí and Margaret Becker, director and manager of the Leinster Print-making Studio, Clane. 19 April. Rathangan History Group lecture, ‘Tom Clarke. Father of the Irish Republic,’ by Jim Doyle was held in Rathangan Community Library. 20 April. Coiseanna. The Journal of Clane Local History Group was launched in Clane GAA Club by Des Marron, and included local stories relating to the Easter Rising 21 April. Leixlip History Club lecture,‘Kildare County Council and the Rising, War of Independence and the Civil War,’ by Thomas Nelson, was held in Leixlip Community Library. Launch of ‘Naas – Then and Now 1916–2016,’ a photographic exhibition of old Naas streetscapes, shop fronts and buildings, in Naas Community Library, organised by Larry Breen, of the National Federation of Local History Groups which ran until 30 April. 22 April. Suncroft Art Group painted portraits of the seven signatories which were displayed in the museum at Arbour Hill Military Cemetery. 23 April. ‘Walk in their Footsteps,’ organised by the Maynooth 1916 Centenary Committee, was a re-enactment of the ‘Maynooth 15’ walk to the GPO on Easter Monday 1916. Over 100 participants re-created this historic event from Maynooth along the Royal Canal to the Garden of Remembrance, Dublin, where they were welcomed by the Mayor of Dublin, Críona Ní Dhálaigh. ‘Remembering Teresa Brayton in Poetry and Song,’ event was held in Kilcock GAA Club and incorporated songs and tunes from 1916 by Comhaltas members. ‘Road to Rebellion. Songs that roused a nation’, the fourth of five countywide concerts, was held in Castletown House, Celbridge. Philip Scott, Sophie O’Carroll, Donal Hennessey and Liam Quinlivan performed music and readings contemporary to 1916. 24 April. The County Kildare Garden of Remembrance was opened by Mayor of Kildare, Cllr. Brendan Weld at Áras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas, featuring a Proclamation stone and seven limestone columns, representing each of the men who signed the 1916 Proclamation. ‘The Rebellion Run,’ including the Maynooth 10K Run and Family 5K Walk, took place from the Maynooth Education Campus with several hundred people taking part. Johnny Peters, Newbridge, launched Tears of The Rebellion, a tribute to the men and women of 1798 and 1916 in the Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge. One Voice – Allenwood Contemporary Choir held a celebration of Irish music and song in Allenwood GAA Hall. The event was produced and narrated by Aidan Donoghue. It included figure dancing by Alan McCormack’s Dance Group and set dancing by Brendan Swords and friends. Paul Linehan, Kildare town teacher sang on 16 Letters which was recorded in the GPO hosted by Ryan Tubridy. A wreath laying ceremony in honour of Kildare poet, Teresa Brayton, was held at Cloncurry Graveyard.