25 Jun 2022

Get your free Kildare 1916 pin at county libraries

Design competition

Get your free Kildare 1916 pin at county libraries

The winning pin design

Kildare’s surviving centenarians will be presented with a special commemorative 1916 lapel pin at a ceremony at Aras Chill Dara tomorrow, Saturday.

The pin was designed by Luke Hand, aged 9, a fourth class pupil at St Brigid’s NS, Ballysax. His design was chosen from a competition run by the Kildare County Council’s Decade of Commemorations Committee for local schoolchildren.

Luke won a prize of €100 for his design. According to the young artist, “The St Brigid’s Cross represents Kildare’s part in the 1916 Rising”.

The pins are being made available to members of the public free of charge, and can be obtained at local libraries or Kildare County Council’s Aras Chill Dara headquarters.

They are limited edition and are sure to be in great demand, so those interested are advised to get theirs early.

The card on which the pin is attached

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