16 May 2015

Public Workshop to inform Cork City’s Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme

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Tuesday, May 26th from 6.30pm to 8.30pm, Concert Hall, City Hall
 
 
   Ireland 2016 is a National initiative to develop, coordinate and deliver a programme to be delivered from for the 2016 centenary year with local, national, and international events based the ideals of 1916, the Proclamation, and the events of that time.
 
   Plans are currently underway to commemorate 1916 which will include engaging with a wide range of cultural and community activities, including working with local historians, heritage groups and organisations, artists, poets, musicians, Irish language bodies, festivals – in fact everyone in our community – to ensure that 2016 is a truly memorable year.
 
   On Tuesday, May 26th from 6.30pm to 8.30pm, Concert Hall, City Hall, Cork City Council will host a public workshop to afford everyone who is interested an opportunity to offer their own suggestions and listen to the ideas of others and inform Cork City’s 2016 Centenary Programme.
 
If you are interested in attending, please register by email at 1916@corkcity.ie or telephone 021-4924116 by 5pm, Friday 22nd May.
 
   This is a great opportunity to be a part of the marking of an important year for Cork City and indeed for the entire country
 
  Please note, Cork County Council will also shortly be hosting a series of workshops throughout the County. For further information, please email conor.nelligan@corkcoco.ie or telephone 021-4276891.
 
Further Information
 
The programme of activities for the 2016 centenary year will be based on five themes.
 
       Remember – Commemorating the historic events of 1916 in the full context of our history
       Reconcileconfronting the divisions of the past and reflect on how the ideals of the Proclamation were rekindled and contributed to reconciliation
       Imagineengaging with all of our people to challenge our assumptions to re-imagine our legacy for future generations
       Present – Showing how as a Republic we took our place ‘among the nations’ expressing our individuality through our own distinctive culture
       Celebratethe idealism of the Proclamation, exemplified by our legacy of UN peacekeeping, and the developmental and humanitarian work of Irish Aid and our NGOs
 

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