“Election of the Snows”, Boyle Courthouse

MP George Noble Count Plunkett

Saturday 4th February: Following Friday night’s ceremonial presentation of polling boxes and the Dr Conor McNamara lecture on the “Election of the Snows”,  Boyle Courthouse will host the main event – a re-enactment of the 1917 Election Count including a talk by Honor O’Brolchain – Count Plunkett’s Great-Grand daughter and grand-niece of 1916 Easter Rising leader Joseph Plunkett. Bernadine Casserly will perform two songs and Sinn Féin Vice-President Mary Lou McDonald will give the event’s keynote address followed by a re-enactment of Count Plunkett’s acceptance speech at the steps of the Courthouse and a torch-lit procession through Boyle.