Dunlavin set to remember 1916 next Sunday

Laura Coates laura.coates@leinsterleader.ie

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Laura Coates laura.coates@leinsterleader.ie

Dunlavin set to remember 1916 next Sunday

Dunlavin in times gone by

The town of Dunlavin will hold its 1916 commemoration on Sunday week, May 8, with a day of exhibitions, a fair and a parade.
Members of the public are invited to visit the West Wicklow town and to don 1916 costume if they feel like getting inthe centenary spirit.
The day begins at 10am with the opening of photography and artefact exhibitions at the Imaal Hall.
From 12 noon onwards, there will be film screenings at the Hall and in Murtaghs. There will also be the recreation of a Fair Day; agricultural exhibitions, pre-1916 vehicles on display, a blacksmith display and local food and craft stalls open throughout Dunlavin.
The parade through the town starts at 2pm from Station House, Station Road, and will be followed by a Commemorative Ceremony at Fair Green.
At 4pm there will be a lecture by Jim Rees in the Market House on the topic ‘County Wicklow During The Irish Revolution’.