RECALLING THE RISING CENTENARY
NEW BOOK AND DVD LOOKS BACK AT 1916 COMMEMORATIONS IN KERRY
THE 1916 commemorations held across Kerry last year were recalled and celebrated on Thursday evening at the launch of a new book and DVD on the Easter Rising centenary year in the county.
Kerry County Council has produced a unique record of the almost 100 commemorative events which were held in towns and villages across the county during 2016.
The book includes reports and images of the ceremonies held during the year to re- member the Rising and a DVD captures some of the highlights of the year’s events including commemorations at Banna, Ballykissane and Valentia.
Community groups and organisations which hosted their own centenary events were present for the launch at the Rose Hotel and received a copy of the commemorative book and DVD.
The publications were launched by Mayor of Kerry, Cllr John Sheahan and KCC Director of Services, John Breen.
Members of the Defence Forces with Inspector Donal Ashe, Tom Brosnan Civil Defence Officer and Mayor of Kerry John Sheahan at the launch of the new book and DVD on Kerry’s 1916 commemorations.
John Breen, KCC and Mayor of Kerry Cllr John Sheahan with Ian Hassell, Eugene Finn, Seamus Griffin and Bridget O’Connor of Camp Community Council.
John Breen KCC, Mayor of Kerry Cllr John Sheahan and Kathleen Browne, Marie O’Sullivan, Tony Bergin of the Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society.