Swords 1916 Commemoration EventA State Ceremonial Event with the Raising of the Flag and the reading of the Proclamation will take place on Sunday 24th April 2016. This will be followed by a parade and additional events in Swords Town Park including re-enactments, music performances and an exhibition that tells the unique story that is “Fingal & the Fight for Irish Freedom.” The day will culminate with a firework display.

What’s Happening: Swords Castle & Town Park – Sunday 24th April 2016 4.45pm to 9.00pm
The Fingal 2016 Commemoration Event will commence with a Parade through Main Street, Swords at 4.45 p.m. The Parade will pause at the View Area for:
- State Ceremonial Element - Defence Forces
- Reading of the Proclamation
- Raising of the National Flag - Bugler Playing the Reveille
- Piper’s Lament
- A Wreath laying ceremony
- A Minutes silence

The Parade will then carry on into the Town Park. The event in the Park will include performances from Bands including: The Black Raven Pipe Band, St Maur’s Pipe Band, St Lawrence Pipe Band, St Patrick’s Pipe & Reed Band, The Communications Workers Union Band and Dublin 15 Brass Band, Enchiriadis Treis – Malahide Choir, Centenary Poetry Winning Entry – Loreto Secondary School Balbriggan Fireworks Display in Swords Town Park. Event will conclude at 9.00 pm.

A highlight of the event will be RothaÍocht na mBan, a cycle by a group of women in period costume, to commemorate the contribution of women in Fingal to the events of 1916. 

Volunteers will be involved in welcoming spectators and providing support to the Events Team. We are looking for enthusiastic, reliable and motivated volunteers to be Ambassadors for this event.

We are also looking for 10 volunteers to ride some old-style high nellie in traditional 1916 costumes, if you are interested in this role please check for more details when you apply to volunteer online.

Full orientation, support and recognition will was provided.  Roles are open to those aged 16 and over. 

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