Centenary Programme 2016 - List of State Ceremonial Events

 

The attached list of State Ceremonial events represent the formal and solemn marking of 1916 by the citizens of Ireland as the seminal event in our modern history, which led to our independence. Further information on each of the events is available on the relevant Department’s website.

In addition to the State Ceremonial events each County had a programme of events taking place in 2016.

Date

Time

Event

Venue

Lead Department

Open to public

1-Jan-16

1:00pm

Flag raising ceremony

Dublin Castle

Department of the Taoiseach

Yes

1-Jan-16

3:30pm

Ireland 2016 Peace Proms

Convention Centre, Dublin 1

Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

No

7-Mar-16

11:15am

National Flag Presentation Ceremony for Post-Primary Schools

Croke Park Stadium, Dublin 3

Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

No

08-Mar-16

1:30pm

Ceremony to Commemorate the Role of Women in the Events of the 1916 Rising

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 8

Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

Yes

26-Mar-16

Noon

Remembrance Ceremony

Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square East, Dublin 1

Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

Yes

26-Mar-16

4:30pm

State Event for Relatives

Royal Dublin Society (RDS), Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

No

27-Mar-16

9:00am

Easter Sunday Wreath-Laying Ceremony

Glasnevin Cemetery

Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

Yes

27-Mar-16

10:30am

Easter Sunday Wreath-Laying Ceremony

Stone Breakers Yard, Kilmainham Goal, Dublin 8

Department of the Taoiseach

No

27-Mar-16

11:30am

Easter Sunday Commemoration Ceremony and Parade

General Post Office (GPO), Dublin 1

Department of the Taoiseach

Yes

27-Mar-16

6:30pm-8:30pm

State Reception

Dublin Castle Complex, Dublin 1

Department of the Taoiseach

No

28-Mar-16

9:45am

Easter Monday Regional Synchronised Wreath-laying Ceremony, Cork

Cork

Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

Yes

28-Mar-16

10:45am

Easter Monday Regional Synchronised Wreath-laying Ceremony, Ashbourne, Co Meath

The Monument at Rathcross, Ashbourne, County Meath

Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

Yes

28-Mar-16

11:00am

Easter Monday Regional Synchronised Wreath-laying Ceremony, Enniscorthy, County Wexford

Abbey Square, Enniscorthy, County Wexford

Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

Yes

28-Mar-16

11:45am

Easter Monday Regional Synchronised Wreath-laying Ceremony, Athenry, Co Galway

Athenry Town Park, Athenry, County Galway

Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

Yes

28-Mar-16

12:30pm

Easter Monday Synchronised Wreath-laying Ceremonies in Dublin

Boland's Mill; Jacob's Factory (National Archives); Dublin Castle/City Hall; The Four Courts; Royal College of Surgeons; and Moore Street.

Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

Yes

29-Mar-16

10:00am

State Ceremonial Event to commemorate the role of the Irish Citizen Army and James Connolly in the events of the 1916 Rising

Liberty Hall, Dublin 1

Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

Yes

03-Apr-16

11:00am

Interfaith Service at the Remembrance Wall

Glasnevin Cemetery

Department of the Taoiseach

Yes

21-Apr-16

08:00am and 11:30am

State Commemoration for Sir Roger Casement

Ballykissane Pier - 8:00 am; noon at Banna Strand

Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

Yes

24-Apr-16

10:00am

Arbour Hill Commemoration Ceremony

Arbour Hill, Dublin 7

Department of Defence

Yes

26-Apr-16

2:00 pm (TBC)

Official Opening of the new Military Archives Facility

Military Archives, Cathal Brugha Barracks, Rathmines, Dublin 6

Department of Defence

No

3 to 12 May-16

9:00am to 1:00pm

Ceremonies to Commemorate the 15 Executions

Stone Breakers Yard, Kilmainham Goal, Dublin 8

Department of Defence

No

26th May 16

11:00am

Event to mark the deaths of British Soldiers who died during the Rising

Grangegorman Military Cemetery

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

No

15th June 16

1:00pm

Children of the Revolution – A Children's Day to include presentations on the lives of children in Ireland in 1916 and in memory of the children that died in the Rising

Áras an Uachtaráin

Department of Children and Youth Affairs

No

7 July 16 

2.00pm

Visit to Pearse Museum, St Enda's Park, to commemorate Pádraig Pearse

St Enda's Park

Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

Yes