2016 commemorations will be officially kick started in Donegal on Monday with the launch of the Donegal 2016 Commemorations Programme by Cathaoirleach Cllr. Ciaran Brogan at the County House in Lifford.
Donegal 2016 will see an extensive programme of events and activities across the county to commemorate the events of the 1916 Rising, to reflect on our achievements over the last 100 years and to look towards our future.
This programme is part of the Ireland 2016 programme and contains events and initiatives across all seven strands of the national programme. The Donegal programme has been developed following extensive community consultation.
To coincide with the launch of the Donegal 2016 commemorations, Donegal County Council has produced a history and heritage education pack – Donegal in 1916: From the Edge. This pack, which was funded by The Heritage Council, consists of a 64 page booklet and 19 facsimiles in a designed folder. The pack, which is aimed at upper primary/secondary school students, teachers and a general audience, will give people a flavour of what life in Donegal was like in 1916 and will be unveiled at Monday’s launch.
With over 90 events planned for Donegal, and more likely to be included in the coming months, Donegal is set for an exciting year of commemorations, where everyone of all ages, both in Donegal and overseas, will have an opportunity to join in.