KILCOOLE REMEMBERS 1916
2ND – 5TH June 2016
A small village with a big festivalwww.kilcooleremembers1916.com
In 2014, a group of locals came together and organised a festival for the Centenary of the Kilcoole Gunrunning. The Kilcoole story was easily forgotten; it was kept a secret at the time, a backup in case Howth did not succeed.
However, the success of the two day event in 2014 ensured that not only was it not forgotten but safeguarded that the story was an intrinsic part of the 2016 national series of events. With the decade of centenaries well underway, the little community of Kilcoole in Co Wicklow is set to make its own contribution to events.
Commencing with the Robert Monteith Summer School from Thursday to Saturday, followed by historical exhibitions, live history displays, art exhibitions, open air cinema, workshops, traditional tea rooms, cooking demonstrations, children’s carnival, treasure hunt , craft demonstrations, markets, music and dance – all culminating in three re-enactions with up to 70 re-enactors taking part. This festival is the biggest community event in Wicklow and is part of the national programme of commemorations
This is a weekend of non-stop entertainment for all the family. Take a bus and come out to Kilcoole. All events have free admission.
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