Ashbourne Living History Festival

Timetable for this coming weekends BOACC Ashbourne Living History Festival & Thomas Ashe Centenary Commemoration, 22nd a& 23rd of April 2017 at Donaghmore-Ashbourne GAA Club. Saturday 22nd April Festival opens to the public at 10:00 am • 10:00 am: Official opening of festival • 10: 00 am: Living history showcase in the indoor arena, military […]

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Timetable for this coming weekends BOACC Ashbourne Living History Festival & Thomas Ashe Centenary Commemoration, 22nd a& 23rd of April 2017 at Donaghmore-Ashbourne GAA Club.

Saturday 22nd April Festival opens to the public at 10:00 am
• 10:00 am: Official opening of festival
• 10: 00 am: Living history showcase in the indoor arena, military vehicles and vintage cars from the past 100 years in the outdoor display area.
• 11:30 am: 1st Display: Battle of the Boyne Display at outdoor re-enactment area
• 12.30 pm: Thomas Ashe history talks in function room upstairs on first floor
• 12:30 pm: Gabriel Doherty: ‘Political prisoners in Ireland 1877-1920: the public
evolution of policy’
• 13:00 pm: Pádraig Allen: St John Ambulance & the Easter Rising
• 13:30 pm: Noel French: 1916, Meath and more.
• 14:30 pm: Marcus Howard: The Louth Volunteers in the 1916 Rising
• 15:00 pm: Tóla Collier: Thomas Ashe and the Battle of Ashbourne 1916-1917
• 15:30 pm: 2nd Display, 1798 Rebellion skirmish at outdoor re-enactment area
• 16:30 pm: Living History showcase closes
• 17:00 pm: Irish history on film in the function room upstairs on the first floor.
(Please note this event is free but tickets must be obtained in advance from the BOACC stand in the indoor arena)
• Screening: “Reel: Irish Women”: Irish women in the 1916 Rising
• Screening: Fingal’s Finest: Thomas Ashe and the Battle of Ashbourne 1916
• Directors Q&A session
• 19:15 pm: Closing speech & thanks
Sunday 23rd April Festival opens to the public at 10:00 am
• 10: 00 am: Living history showcase in indoor arena, military vehicles and vintage cars from the past 100 years in the outdoor display area.
• 11:00am: BOACC fire volleys to start Trad-Dash 5K and 10K Road Races
• 13:20 pm: Showcase closes for duration of main battle re-enactment
• 13:30 pm: Main battle re-enactment, Irish War of Independence; pitch number 3
• 14:15 pm: Irish War of Independence battle re-enactment concludes
• 14:25pm: Living History showcase in indoor arena reopens
• 16:20 pm: Living History showcase for final ceremony
• 16:30 pm: Thomas Ashe Centenary Commemoration parade & ceremony
• 17:00 pm: Commemoration & Living History Festival conclude

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