Rathdowney to host unique 1916 commemoration

Rathdowney to host unique 1916 commemoration
Conor Ganly conor.ganly@leinsterexpress.ie@laoisnews

A unique event is being organised in Rathdowney to commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising.

On Sunday, October 2 in conjunction with the unveiling of a commemorative plaque of the 1916 proclamation along with a host of young local actors in costume Michael Creagh will be lead a walking tour of Rathdowney reciting his poems with music and sound effects at many of the sites and locations about which his poems were written.

This event will be the first of its kind ever attempted in town.

Everyone is invited along. Non mechanical transport will be provided for anyone who may not be able to walk .

All this will take place between 2 pm and 4 pm in the centre of town. This is a free event and is suitable for all ages.

Small children must be accompanied by adults.

In 2003 farmer Michael Creagh published his first book of poetry about his memories of people and places in the Rathdowney Errill parish entitled The Rhymes of a Rustic Boy then in 2006 he published his second book The Return of the Rustic Boy.

Michael's contact number is 087-9407573