“Election of the Snows” Centenary Weekend, Boyle Courthouse and more

 Election Of The Snows

• • Friday 3rd February // Dé hAoine 3 Feabhra
7.30pm: Ceremonial Presentation of Polling Boxes to Boyle Courthouse
7.45pm: Official Opening of Count Plunkett Exhibition by Jane Suffin
8.00pm: Conor McNamara: Election of the Snows in context of the revolutionary period 1916-1923.
9.30pm: Social Night in the Moylurg Inn, Boyle with Shane Cronogue

• • Saturday 4th February // Dé Sathairn 4 Feabhra
4.00pm: Re-enactment: Counting of Votes & Announcement of Result
4.05pm: Welcome from Matt Carthy MEP
4.10pm: Introduction by Claire Kerrane (Coiste Comórtha Shinn Féin Ros Comáin 1916-1923)
4.20pm: Conor McNamara: Historical Context of “Election of the Snows”
4.35pm: Rendition of “Grace” by Bernadine Casserly
4.40pm: Honor O’ Brolcháin, Great-Grandaughter of Count Plunkett
5.05pm: Presentation of Cotton Tricolour to Frank Geelan, Chairperson of Boyle Courthouse Development Ltd. Committee.
5.10pm: Keynote Address: Mary Lou McDonald TD.
5.35pm: Presentation of Framed 1917 Posters.
5.45pm: Re-enactment of Count Plunkett’s acceptance speech outside Boyle Courthouse & Singing of “The West’s Awake” by Bernadine Casserly.
6.00pm: Torchlit Procession through Boyle town with singing
6.30pm: Tea and Coffee in Moylurg Inn, Boyle.