Initiated & assisted with the 1916 commemoration in Lucan

September 21, 2023

Cllr. Liona O’Toole at the Lucan 1916 Commemoration Event with event organisers


Cllr. Liona O’Toole at 1916 Commemoration Workshop

I initiated and assisted with the 1916 Joint Commemoration event held at Lucan Sarsfields in May 2016. I approached 4 groups/clubs in Lucan, Lucan Sarsfields, Lucan Harriers, Lucan Gospel Choir and Westside Stage and proposed that they held a joint commemoration event and apply for funding through a joint application. I assisted throughout the preparation process and working with each group and also liaised with the council. The efforts of the 4 groups resulted in a great commemoration event including singing, dancing, acting, a very spirited reading of the proclamation culminating in a flag rising ceremony by an Air Corps officer from Lucan Sarsfields. Throughout the day both Lucan Sarsfields and Lucan Harriers held exhibition athletic and match events.