50 19 June. Carbury Parish Field Day included a parade with 1916 veteran Frank Burke’s son, Eanna de Burca as Grand Marshal. Frank Burke was remembered at the event with an exhibition commemorating the period from 1916 to 1921. The annual Robertstown Village Fayre recalled the 1916 surrenders and the role of British Army captain, Harry de Courcy-Wheeler, a Robertstown native. The highlight of the event was a keynote address by Alex Findlater, grandson of de Courcy-Wheeler who has written 1916 Surrenders – Captain H. E. de Courcy-Wheeler’s, eye-witness account. 25 June. ‘Revolution! 1916,’ an outdoor exhibition by Newbridge artist, Paul Woods, featured a series of large paintings focusing on the urban destruction during the 1916 Rising. The exhibition was on display until 30 September. 30 June. Celbridge-Leixlip-Ardclough 1916 Commemoration Committee Lecture Series, ‘James Connolly,’ by his grandson, James Connolly-Heron, took place in Celbridge Community Library. 2 July. ‘Wasteland,’ open air drama inspired by the Rising with Griese Youth Theatre Group, at the Meeting House, Ballitore. 7 July. ‘Kildaremen and the Battle of the Somme 1916,’ series of talks by James Durney, Kildare Town Community Library. The Nationalist and Leinster Times newspaper published a series of articles on Kildare and the Somme. ‘1916 and the Irish Country House: A Kildare perspective,’ lecture by Dr. Ciarán Reilly at Castletown House, Celbridge. 13 July. Little Stories Little Prints Children’s printmaking workshop, at Newbridge Community Library. 25 July. A commemorative plaque was unveiled for 1916 veteran Michael Heffernan in Tea Lane Cemetery, Celbridge. He was buried there in 1954 in an unmarked grave. 4 August. Celbridge-Leixlip-Ardclough 1916 Commemoration Committee Lecture series, ‘Roger Casement,’ by Jim Doyle, in Celbridge Community Library. 11 August. A 1916 Garden of Remembrance was unveiled on the banks of the Rye River by Leixlip Tidy Town Association and Kildare County Council. 20 August. Little Stories Little Prints Children’s printmaking workshop, at Kildare Town Community Library. 22 August. ‘Kildaremen and the Battle of the Somme 1916,’ series of talks by James Durney, in Kill Parish Hall 23 August. An exhibition by the Irish Military Vehicle Group featured a talk on the Battle of the Somme, by Barry Walsh and Tony Vaughan, Lord Edward’s Own Re-enactment Group, at Monasterevin Community Library. ‘Kildaremen and the Battle of the Somme 1916’ series of talks by James Durney, in Athy Community Library.