Easter 2016 Programme

“Remembering, Celebrating, Dreaming Again”

Easter Weekend Centenary Schedule

Mendicity Garrison Programme of Events


GOOD FRIDAY  25th March 2016

2 pm:
Soccer Match
Lusk United (Representing Fingal) v Usher Celtic (Representing ‘D’ Company )
Venue: Memorial Park Islandbridge

Click on “Good Friday football – Album” for photos and “Good Friday football – Match report” for an update on the event


EASTER SATURDAY  26th March 2016

2 pm:
Hurling Match
Round Towers (Lusk representing Fingal Brigade) v Saint Kevin’s GAA club (Dublin 8 representing ‘D’ Company)

Venue: Saint McCullins Park, Lusk, County Dublin

Click on “Hurling Album 1 and “Hurling Album 2” for photos of this event.


EASTER MONDAY  28th March 2016

Following in the footsteps of Mendicity Garrison
For Mendicity Relatives who wish to retrace the full march taken by Sean Heuston’s D Company, 1st Battalion across Dublin on the morning of Easter Monday.
Assemble: George’s Church, Temple St, Dublin 1

Other Mendicity Relatives and friends assemble opposite Liberty Hall,
Beresford Place near Connolly Monument.

Historical Walk sets off to Mendicity, proceeding along South Quays

Community & relatives assemble for unveiling
at Quays, front of Mendicity Institution, 9 Usher’s Island Quay, Dublin 8 (see map below)

Click on “Heritage Walk Easter Mon” and Heritage Walk Album for photos of this event.

11.45 sharp:
Unveiling of 29-name Roll of Honour

Click on “Unveiling of Roll of Honour” , “Album 1″ and “Album 2″ for photos of this event

Refreshments as notified to relatives and families attending in the morning.

12.45pm gather for 1.15pm:
(Defence Forces wreath-laying at Four Courts grass quadrangle facing the quays)

Lord Mayor lays wreath at the Mendicity Roll of Honour unveiled in the morning
Front of Mendicity Institution, 9 Usher’s Island Quay, Dublin 8 (see map below)

Click on “Laying of wreath by Lord Mayor” and “Wreath Laying album” for photos of this event

 3 – 5pm:
Mendicity Institution Open Day
1954 Mendicity Building, 9 Island St, Dublin 8
* Check out the Aisling Dreaming Again wall art
* Have tea and cake with family and new found friends
* Share your stories and views others’ online

Click on “Mendo Open Day” for photos of this event


Map of Mendo location


RTE 1916 Spectacle Bord Gais Theatre & Grand Canal Dock
(To be broadcast live on RTE )


State, Civic and RTE Programme of Events


EASTER SATURDAY  26th March 2016

From noon: 

Open-air State Remembrance Ceremony
Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square, Dublin 1
Big screens on the square

From 4pm:
State Cultural Event for Relatives

Royal Dublin Society -RDS (Anglesea Rd), Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
This is a ticket only event. Relatives who registered with the Dept of Defence on Sept 30th 2015, and requested an invitation on their January form should have received tickets.


EASTER SUNDAY 27th March 2016

From morning:
Individual Glasnevin Cemetery wreath layings

State wreath laying in Kilmainham Gaol Execution Yard (VIP only)

12 – 2.30pm: 
Proclamation, military salute & flag ceremony
President lays wreath at GPO.

Defence Forces Parade & Fly Past
Start: St. Stephens Green via O’Connell Bridge past GPO.
Reserved viewing areas for pre-registered relatives

For route and other information, click on Details of Parade


EASTER MONDAY  28th March 2016

RTE’s Reflecting the Rising
Multiple locations around central Dublin through the day