The Athenaeum restored to its former glory

The Athenaeum which dates from the 1890s, was the headquarters for the Enniscorthy Volunteers during the 1916 Easter Rising and has a very rich history. For people of Enniscorthy The Athenaeum is a truly unique building which symbolises the rich history of Enniscorthy from drama circles, musicals and the historical events that took place there…

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The 1916 Song Project

We are delighted to present The 1916 Song Project in the newly refurbished Athenaeum, Enniscorthy on 14th of May, where local Cumann na mBan hoisted the tricolour in 1916 when the Volunteers took over the town, using the Athenaeum as their HQ. The 1916 Song Project is a national research and performance project devised and…

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Republic Day in Enniscorthy

April 24th 2016 will be an historic day in Enniscorthy as the town will celebrates its Annual Republic Day. There will be a Wreath Laying Ceremony at the grave of Tom Stokes at the Cathedral graveyard at 1:15pm with speaker Brian Cleary making a speech. At 2:15pm there will be a Wreath Laying Ceremony at…

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Patriots flag ready to be erected

The new stainless steel flagpole which is to take centre stage in Abbey Square, Enniscorthy is due to be put in place this week. The piece which will be known as The Patriots Flag will take centre stage during the 1916 Centaury Celebrations with several events due to take place in Abbey Square. The Flagpole…

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Opening Of 1916 Museum

Large crowd gathered at Athenaeum for the opening of the 1916 Museum by Colm Galligan son of Peter Paul Galligan Wonderful to see Colm Galligan son of Peter Paul Galligan openening the 1916 Museum at the Athenaeum. Colm has been coming to Enniscorthy on Easter Monday for many years now and it has always been…

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