Leinster Express commemorates 1916

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Leinster Express commemorates 1916

The Leinster Express will commence its commemoration of the 1916 Rising with a unique four week series of publications, the first of which will be included with next week's paper.

These unique broadsheet supplements will provide our readers with a direct view of life as it was in Laois, in 1916.

What was making the news one hundred years ago, and what was life like back then?

Find out and start taking the trip back in time next week, when we publish the first of these commemorative specials.

'Remembering 1916' will consist of broadsheet pages from the Leinster Express newspapers of the time, as well as samples of the stories that were in the papers of the time.

Complementing these will be a series of articles detailing the events of the Rising locally, and reaction to it.

Also, there will be a look taken at life in Laois in 1916, from a number of perspectives.

Guest writers will include former Editor of the Express, Teddy Fennelly, Camross historian and author Gerard Dooley (UCD), Professor Bryan Fanning from UCD, and local historians, Jim Fleming and Seamus Dunne.

The supplements will provide a fascinating snapshot of 1916 in Laois and all its facets.

They will an invaluable tool and educational resource for all age groups, from students to older people, in providing an insight into what was taking place in the county at the time.

Don’t miss these collectors items, unique to the Leinster Express, starting next week.