49 9 May. ‘Protestant Rebels and the 1916 Rising,’ lecture by Conor Morrissey, hosted by Celbridge Historical Society, Celbridge Community Library. 9-10 May. The theme of 14th Annual Historic Houses of Ireland Conference in Maynooth University was ‘The Country House and Landed Estate in Time of Revolution.’ It also featured the launch of the the exhibition ‘1916 and the Irish Country House,’ which was curated by Dr. Ciarán Reilly. 13 May. ‘Kildare and the 1916 Rising,’ presentation by Mario Corrigan and James Durney, Kildare Local Studies Department at the Cadet School, Pearse Barracks, Curragh Camp. 13-28 May. Launch of 1916 Sackville Art Project, which created 262 individual model houses for each civilian killed during Easter Week 1916, Town Hall, Newbridge. The exhibition continued for two weeks. 18-21 May. Naas Art Group exhibition entitled ‘The Artist Remembers 1916,’ based on poetry and stories of the time. It comprised forty works by members and seven entries from the Naas Schools’ Competition. 26 May. The Frank Burke Story written by Éanna de Búrca (Frank’s son) and Gerry Cummins (Carbury) was launched in St. Enda’s (now the Pearse Museum), St. Enda’s Park, Grange Road, Rathfarnham. Frank Burke, Coonough, Carbury, was a pupil and close friend of P. H. Pearse and later headmaster of St. Enda’s. He fought in the GPO along with his sister Eva, who was a nurse there. 27 May. Leixlip History Group 1916 Essay Competition presentation of prizes to the pupils of Scoil Eoin Phól, Leixlip. 31 May. Castledermot Local History Group Lecture Series ‘Castledermot in 1918: land and labour,’ by Terry Dunne, chairperson, at Teach Diarmada Community Centre. 31 May-1 June. ‘Inis Free 1916’, a production by fifth and sixth class students, Patrician Primary School, Newbridge at Riverbank Arts Centre, was written and directed by teacher Frances T. Kirke. James Tooher was the musical director May. At Ballinafagh Cemetery three 1916 Rising participants from North Kildare were remembered. They were Michael Cosgrove a member of the Four Courts garrison; William Mulreany, a British soldier, and Michael Kavanagh, a civilian, both of whom died in the Rising. May. Moonfish Theatre, Riverbank Arts Centre and Kildare Library Services transformed the Kildare Mobile Library into an adventure through history with an immersive show which invited audiences to step into a world where the sights, sounds, smells and textures of Kildare in 1916 were hidden around every corner. 8 June. ‘Fun and Games. A hundred years ago,’ a one day event organised by South Kildare Photography Club and the Patrician Primary School, Newbridge, took place at the school and the nearby playing fields. Games included tug-of-war, conkers, wheelbarrow race, egg and spoon race, skittles, hopscotch and push penny. 11 June. Little Stories Little Prints Children’s printmaking workshop, in Celbridge Community Library. 16 June. Michael Rowley’s exhibition ‘The artist remembers 1916,’ was launched by Brig. Gen. Joe Mulligan, GOC Curragh Camp, at the Curragh Military Museum. The exhibition continued until 5 September.