1916 exhibition planned with Moat play

AN exhibition themed - “ How Easter 1916 is perceived by the people of Naas” is scheduled for the Moat Theatre, Naas.

AN exhibition themed - “ How Easter 1916 is perceived by the people of Naas” is scheduled for the Moat Theatre, Naas.

It will coincide with the staging of Easter 1917, by club member Ger O’Shea, who takes a comic look at what happens when a band of rebels take over buildings in their village, inspired by the events of Easter the previous year.

The Moat Club wants people to write down any stories or legends that have been passed down through the family or community about that era.

Photos or other documents would be appreciated (copies rather than originals will feature in the display).

Also welcome are accounts of peoples’ perceptions or responses to this period in Irish history in the in any written form.

The writer of the play, Ger O’Shea, has used his in-depth knowledge of the 1916 Rising to pepper Easter 1917 with historical references.

The opening night, Tuesday April 17, will be preceded by a free panel discussion with local history groups.

Submissions should be sent by Good Friday, April 6 to moatsecretary@gmail.com or dropped into the Moat Theatre box office marked ‘Naas and the Easter Rising’. Easter 1917 runs until Saturday 21 April at 8pm. Booking on 883030 or on www.moattheatre.com.