GAA players today still inspired by 1916

GAA players from Craobh/O Tooles, Donnycarney holding discs of the seven signatories alongside Reclaim 16 President Robert Ballagh.

Also pictured are Damien Dempsey, Frances Black and Don Baker who will be performing on the 24th April, 2016 for the Reclaim the Vision of 1916. We have the very best uillean pipers and harpists in the country, there will be dancing and singing. We have readings from the wonderful Fionnuala Flannagan and poet Stephen Murphy.

Lets celebrate our centenary with pride.

Repro Free: 19/04/2016 Artist Robert Ballagh is pictured with his portraits of the signatories of the Irish Proclamation held by members of the lady’s GAA team made up of Craobh O’Toole GAA and Donnycarney GAA pictured at the launch of Reclaim 1916 Parade and open air pageant and concert taking place this Sunday April 24th. The event starts at 2pm with a parade from Merrion Square to the GPO where a free open air gala event will take place celebrating the 1916 Rising and urges all to work towards its vision of ‘a republic of equality and opportunity with nobody marginalised’. Picture Andres Poveda
Repro Free: 19/04/2016
Artist Robert Ballagh is pictured with his portraits of the signatories of the Irish Proclamation held by members of the lady’s GAA team made up of Craobh O’Toole GAA and Donnycarney GAA pictured at the launch of Reclaim 1916 Parade and open air pageant and concert taking place this Sunday April 24th. The event starts at 2pm with a parade from Merrion Square to the GPO where a free open air gala event will take place celebrating the 1916 Rising and urges all to work towards its vision of ‘a republic of equality and opportunity with nobody marginalised’. Picture Andres Poveda
Repro Free: 19/04/2016 Singers Don Baker, Frances Black and Damien Dempsey are pictured with artist Robert Ballagh and his portraits of three of the signatories of the Irish Proclamation at the launch of Reclaim 1916 Parade and open air pageant and concert taking place this Sunday April 24th. The event starts at 2pm with a parade from Merrion Square to the GPO where a free open air gala event will take place celebrating the 1916 Rising and urges all to work towards its vision of ‘a republic of equality and opportunity with nobody marginalised’. Picture Andres Poveda
Repro Free: 19/04/2016
Singers Don Baker, Frances Black and Damien Dempsey are pictured with artist Robert Ballagh and his portraits of three of the signatories of the Irish Proclamation at the launch of Reclaim 1916 Parade and open air pageant and concert taking place this Sunday April 24th. The event starts at 2pm with a parade from Merrion Square to the GPO where a free open air gala event will take place celebrating the 1916 Rising and urges all to work towards its vision of ‘a republic of equality and opportunity with nobody marginalised’. Picture Andres Poveda
Repro Free: 19/04/2016 Singers Don Baker, Frances Black and Damien Dempsey are pictured with artist Robert Ballagh and his portraits of three of the signatories of the Irish Proclamation at the launch of Reclaim 1916 Parade and open air pageant and concert taking place this Sunday April 24th. The event starts at 2pm with a parade from Merrion Square to the GPO where a free open air gala event will take place celebrating the 1916 Rising and urges all to work towards its vision of ‘a republic of equality and opportunity with nobody marginalised’. Picture Andres Poveda
Repro Free: 19/04/2016
Singers Don Baker, Frances Black and Damien Dempsey are pictured with artist Robert Ballagh and his portraits of three of the signatories of the Irish Proclamation at the launch of Reclaim 1916 Parade and open air pageant and concert taking place this Sunday April 24th. The event starts at 2pm with a parade from Merrion Square to the GPO where a free open air gala event will take place celebrating the 1916 Rising and urges all to work towards its vision of ‘a republic of equality and opportunity with nobody marginalised’. Picture Andres Poveda
Repro Free: 19/04/2016 Singers Don Baker, Frances Black and Damien Dempsey are pictured with artist Robert Ballagh and his portraits of the signatories of the Irish Proclamation held by members of the lady’s GAA team made up of Craobh O’Toole GAA and Donnycarney GAA pictured at the launch of Reclaim 1916 Parade and open air pageant and concert taking place this Sunday April 24th. The event starts at 2pm with a parade from Merrion Square to the GPO where a free open air gala event will take place celebrating the 1916 Rising and urges all to work towards its vision of ‘a republic of equality and opportunity with nobody marginalised’. Picture Andres Poveda
Repro Free: 19/04/2016
Singers Don Baker, Frances Black and Damien Dempsey are pictured with artist Robert Ballagh and his portraits of the signatories of the Irish Proclamation held by members of the lady’s GAA team made up of Craobh O’Toole GAA and Donnycarney GAA pictured at the launch of Reclaim 1916 Parade and open air pageant and concert taking place this Sunday April 24th. The event starts at 2pm with a parade from Merrion Square to the GPO where a free open air gala event will take place celebrating the 1916 Rising and urges all to work towards its vision of ‘a republic of equality and opportunity with nobody marginalised’. Picture Andres Poveda

RECLAIM 1916 MARCH, PAGEANT AND FREE OPEN AIR CONCERT

Merrion Square at 2pm setting out to the GPO for 3pm

April 24, 2016

Join the parade* with Panti Bliss, Stephen Rea, Fionnuala Flanagan, Adrian Dunbar, Donal Lunny, Damien Dempsey, Don Baker, Frances Black, Laoise Kelly, Sibéal Ní Chasaide  

People’s event celebrates 1916 Rising and urges all to work towards its vision of ‘a republic of equality and opportunity with nobody marginalised’

On Sunday, April 24th well-known actors, musicians and dancers with a wide range of community groups reflecting the diversity of modern Ireland join forces for the Reclaim 1916 parade, pageant and festival. The event opens in Merrion Square at 2pm and makes its way to the GPO where actor Adrian Dunbar hosts a festival of music, dance and readings. This event marks the Easter Rising and seeks a commitment towards realising its vision in modern Ireland.

Actor Stephen Rea and Fionnuala Flanagan, along with Panti Bliss and Stephen Murphy, will give readings. Musician Donal Lunny will play a piece he composed solely for the occasion. Singers include Don Baker, Frances Black and  Damien Dempsey. Sibéal Ní Chasaide, who wowed viewers of RTE’s Centenary programme with her haunting rendition of Mise Éire, will also perform.  Award-winning uilleann piper Tiarnain Ó Duinchinn, harpists Laoise Kelly and Michelle Mulcahy, and flautist Emer Mayock will join them. Champion Sean-Nós dancer Sibéal Davitt is sure to keep the crowd on their toes!

Parade participants, including representatives of Ireland’s new communities, will highlight the vision of the 1916 Proclamation for religious and civil liberties and equal rights for all. Travellers, residents of Direct Provision, disability and women’s groups and Clery’s workers will underline the work still needed to achieve this.

The Proclamation’s desire for ownership of Irish resources to be vested in the people will be endorsed by groups including Right to Water and Shell to Sea.

Organised by Reclaim the Vision of 1916, an independent, non-party political, non-profit making citizens’ initiative, the event aims to ensure the 1916 centenary is commemorated and celebrated in an appropriate and relevant manner.

RV1916 Chairman Robert Ballagh said: “We believe it is only right and proper, at this historic time, for the bravery and sacrifice of the men and women who fought in 1916 to be marked with dignity and respect.”

Mr Ballagh stressed: “It would be a disservice to their memory if we failed to recognise why they did what they did in the first place. These people were not merely rebels, they were visionaries calling for revolution and a complete transformation of Irish society.

“The blueprint for that vision was set out in the Proclamation which declared a proper republic in which the common good would be the guiding principle of government.  This republic guaranteed civil and religious liberties and equal rights and opportunities to all citizens, men and women alike.  Sadly, however the vision of 1916 has never been fully realised and the Irish people have been forced to bear the consequences of political, social, economic and cultural failure.”

“Reclaim the Vision of 1916 will give all citizens the opportunity to gather on 24th April in celebration of that golden moment in our history and in so doing, create a platform for the republic that successive governments have failed to deliver.  A republic of equality and opportunity with nobody marginalised, left behind or forgotten or forced through economic circumstance to flee the country of their birth.”

Interviews on the day and pre-records available on request.

Media Contacts

Betty Purcell bttpurcell@gmail.com, and 087 259 6003

Sandra Stapleton sstapleton@mandate.ie and 087 632 3178

About us

Reclaim the Vision of 1916 is a civil society group of artists, academics, trade unionists, community activists, journalists and other interested  citizens who believe Ireland can be reinvigorated by the ideals of the signatories of the Proclamation. The festival on April 24 is our final commemorative initiative. See www.reclaim1916.ie or like us on Facebook. 

*The organisers of the Reclaim the Vision of 1916 event accept no liability or responsibility for any loss, damage or injury howsoever arising to any persons attending the Reclaim the Vision of 1916 event on the 24th April, 2016 in Dublin City Centre and attendees attend at their own risk.

24.04.16 Mórshiúl agus glór-réim Gabh le hÁiséiligh Fís 1916

24.04.16 Mórshiúl agus glór-réim Gabh le hÁiséiligh Fís 1916

Bígí linn ar mhórshiúl tríd stráideanna Bhaile Átha Cliath Dé Domhnaigh 24 Aibreán, 2016, ag teacht le chéile ag Cearnóg Mhuirfean ag 2.00in. Is ócáid stairiúil é seo nár chóir a chailliúint.

Bí linn ag feitheamh ar na sráideanna nó ag siúl go Sráid Uí Chonaill, áit a mbeidh ceol, filíocht agus damhsa. Creideann Áiséiligh Fís 1916 gur cóir agus gur ceart crógacht agus dínit fhir agus bhan a throid i 1916 a chuimhneamh. Ba fhísithe agus reabhlóidithe iad a bhí ag éileamh athrú iomlán ar shochaí na hÉireann. Leagadh an clóghorm don fhís sin amach san Fhórógra, a d’fhógair poblacht ceart ina mbeadh an maitheas comónta a threoródh rialtas.

Is mian le hÁiséiligh an deis a thabhairt do gach saorántacht teacht le chéile leis an imeacht mór seo inár stair a cheiliúradh ar 24 Aibreán 2016. Táimid ag súil go mór le sibh a fheiceáil ann. Is féidir tuilleadh eolais a fháil ar ár leathanach Facebook nó ár suíomh gréasáin, www.reclaim1916.ie

Is imeacht teaghlach cairdiúil é seo. Fáilte roimh chách.

What to wear!

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Protocol for Bands participating in Reclaim 16’s march on 24th April, 2016: We are asking all bands to dress in contemporary dress where possible.

All flute bands should comply with band alliance dress code.

Many thanks for your co operation.

Looking forward to a great day.
Reclaim the Vision of 1916 National Executive Committee
President Robert Ballagh
Secretary Mags O Brien
Treasurer Margaret Urwin
Betty Purcell, Noirin Greene, Sandra Stapleton, Eugene McCarton,Frank Keoghan,Tom Cooper,Paul McGuill,Michael Quinn,Tommy McKearney, Oisin McElvanney Frances Black.