Comóradh agus Ceiliúradh Céad Bliain 1916 / 1916 Centenary Commemorations and Celebrations

Áras an Uachtaráin

Commemorating and celebrating our President’s words

Comóradh agus Ceiliúradh Céad Bliain 1916/1916 Centenary Commemorations and Celebrations is a collection of speeches by President Michael D. Higgins, dating from May 2015 to April 2018, concerning Ireland’s remembrance of the events surrounding the 1916 Easter Rising.

The team at bigO was beyond honoured to have been involved in creating this beautiful piece for the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Áras an Uachtaráin. As part of a collection of work we created to mark the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme, this was the last associated with Easter Rising commemorations to be published.

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Throughout the book, President Higgins puts particular emphasis on the voices often erased from traditional historical narratives – those of the children and the women of the Rising – as well as celebrating political figureheads like Casement, Collins and Connolly.

“I love our shared island, our shared Ireland, and its core decency. I love it for its imagination and its celebration of the endless possibilities for our people.” – President Michael D. Higgins

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