Great turnout for 1916 Rebellion exhibition in Kildare town

Solas Bhride

Paula Campbell paula@leinsterleader.ie

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Paula Campbell paula@leinsterleader.ie

Great turnout for 1916 Rebellion exhibition in Kildare town

Conor O'Leary, tutor, and Fiona O'Keeffe, KWETB, Sr Mary Minehan, Solas Bhride, Susan Cullinane and Lisa Hopkins. Photo: Tony Keane

There was a big turn out at 1916 ‘Remembrance and Rebellion’ exhibition at Solas Bhride in Kildare town recently as part of the 2016 Adult Learners Festival.

The night featured eight Community Education projects from across Kildare supported by Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board. ‘Remembrance and Rebellion’ was part of AONTAS Adult Learners Festival, and was organised by the Community Education Service-Kildare.

The participants presented their pieces of community art which they created in their groups over the 15 week period of the project. During the evening highlights included a trail of ‘Easter Lillies’ made from felt, a ‘flash mob ceili’ in the foyer led by tutor Jim Monaghan and a printmaking workshop delivered by Kathrina Hughes.

Guest speaker, Professor Anne Ryan from NUI Maynooth spoke about the real value of community education and the powerful learning which people experience in group work. All participants were presented certificates on behalf of the Community Education.