Public consultation meeting – Decade of Commemoration Strategy

Kildare County Council invites participation from local groups, organisations and individuals, to be part of the Ireland 2018 – 2023 Centenary Programme and Decade of Commemorations Strategy.

Kildare County Council will host an open meeting on Wednesday, 9 May, 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. in The Hotel Keadeen, Newbridge Co. Kildare for anyone interested in participating in the continued development and delivery of Kildare County Council’s programme, as part of the national Decade of Centenaries Programme.

Public consultation was key in preparing for 2016 and plans are in place to begin similar consultations on 9 May 2018. According to the Expert Advisory Group,

‘The coming years see the centenaries of some of the most significant and also divisive events in the history of modern Ireland. Widespread public engagement in this second phase of commemoration is necessary and welcome. Commemorating the period 1917-1923 raises particular challenges, requiring imaginative, thoughtful, innovative and authentic interpretations to appeal to a discerning and expectant public and to stay true to the intricate and controversial sequence of events of that time.’

The Decade of Commemorations team will be in attendance to hear your views.

In order to facilitate numbers, prospective participants are kindly requested to register their interest to attend by emailing before 4 May 2018.

Light refreshments will be provided – For further details contact:

045 448350