Friday, 9 September 2016

Help Us Commemorate 1916 in An Gairdin Beo

Image: Thiru Thirukkumaran

We at An Gáirdin Beo, Carlow’s Living Community Garden are delighted to be able to formally invite you to Carlow’s final 1916 commemoration event. 

This will be held in An Gáirdin Beo beside St. Leo’s Convent, Old Dublin Road, Carlow, on 24th September starting at 2.00pm. 

The schedule for the afternoon will be as follows:

§  Gathering in main hall for music and introduction
§  Procession to the commemoration site led by a lone piper 
§  Commemorative events around the pond
§  Refreshments in the main hall      

The afternoon, in addition to commemorating 1916, will be a great opportunity for us to introduce the garden. You will see what it is about, the work being done along with the work that still needs to be done and the benefits of the garden for the wider Carlow community in the future.  An Gáirdin Beo is a non-profit community organisation based on two acres of land beside St. Leo’s Convent in Carlow town.  It aims to establish a garden that will enable a diverse mix of people to connect with each other, through nature, art and creativity; and the growing and making of food.

These ideals are close to those expressed in the 1916 proclamation ‘cherishing all the children of the nation equally’.  We anticipate that this event will be well attended, with prominent figures from business and politics and representatives from many community groups in Carlow and we hope that you'll visit us too on the day.