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Limerick groups invited to participate in Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme

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Limerick City and County Council will host a series of open meetings starting next Monday, May 11 2015 for anyone interested in participating in the development and delivery of Limerick’s local programme, as part of Ireland 2016.

The public meetings will take place from 8pm – 10pm in 

Newcastle West Library          Monday, May 11 2015

The Granary Library               Tuesday, May 12 2015

Kilmallock Library                    Monday, May 18 2015

Rathkeale Library                      Tuesday, May 19 2015

Ireland 2016 is a year-long programme of activity, in which everyone is invited to participate, to commemorate the events of the 1916 Rising, to reflect on our achievements as a democratic state over the last 100 years and to look towards Ireland’s future. 

The national programme, which was announced by the government on March 31, includes seven strands: State Ceremonial, Historical Reflection, An Teanga Bheo/The Living Language, Youth and Imagination, Cultural Expression, Community Participation, and Global and Diaspora. 

The Community Participation strand is being led by local authorities across the country and Limerick City and County Council has appointed Damien Brady, who will be responsible for coordinating the local programme.

Whether you are a member of a local historical society, sports club, amateur drama club or community group, or even if this is something that is purely a personal interest, this is an opportunity to share ideas, pool resources and be part of the creation of a unique and distinctive local programme to mark Ireland 2016.

Following a short presentation on the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme, participants will be invited to partake in a facilitated session to share ideas, projects and initiatives of local interest. 

Details of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme are available on the Ireland 2016 website here

Follow Ireland 2016 on Facebook here, and on Twitter here.

Follow the conversation at #ireland2016 and #eire2016.

 

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the ilovelimerick.com concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.

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