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The Rising 1916-2016 – Living History at Ballina’s Military Barracks
April 23, 2016 - April 24, 2016Free
To commemorate the Easter Rising, the Ballina Military Barracks will step back 100 years in time on the weekend of 23 and 24 April to the era of 1916, complete with Music, Drama & Military Drills.
We will recreate a Market Fair Day typical of 1916 to include Street Drama, Music, Arts & Crafts, Irish Volunteer Drills & readings of The Proclamation Street drama will bring the Barracks to life, including a play, a wake, street performers, re-enactors, soap box readings of historical significance, poetry in Irish & English, Pathé Reels and footage from the Jackie Clarke Collection.
Musical entertainment will include traditional musicians, local choirs and singers performing music and songs of the era. Crafts to include Farriers, Blacksmiths, Woodturners, Tin Men and many more. Old transport to include Vintage Cars, Horse & Carts, Traps, Curraghs, Vintage Bikes. Farmers Market will open at 8am each morning with Music & Drama from 11am.