1916 Rising celebrations in Carrick-on-Shannon tonight

The centrepiece of Leitrim’s 1916 celebrations gets under way this evening. A special concert is taking place at the Dock in Carrick-on-Shannon tonight, while tomorrow the County Library in Ballinamore is hosting a number of lectures on several topics connected to the Rising and its aftermath. Broadcasters Joe Duffy and Myles Dungan will feature, while…

The Dock Art GalleryThe centrepiece of Leitrim’s 1916 celebrations gets under way this evening.

A special concert is taking place at the Dock in Carrick-on-Shannon tonight, while tomorrow the County Library in Ballinamore is hosting a number of lectures on several topics connected to the Rising and its aftermath.

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Broadcasters Joe Duffy and Myles Dungan will feature, while Saturday’s event will also see Turtle Bunberry chat about the lasting impact of the Rising, with the first lecture at 10am.

Emma Clancy, the county librarian, explains there are still several more events planned as part of the Leitrim 2016 Centenary Programme.