Westport 1916 / 2016 – Events Programme

President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins

Photographs of Thursdays 1916 Event Photographs of Sundays 1916 Commemoration Event Video Archive – Sunday 8th May 2016

All photos are hi-definition images located on Dropbox – Please feel free to reprint


Sunday 8th May 1pm

The President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina will lead the Westport 1916 commemorations at the MacBride 1916 memorial

event_226th Mar-30th Apr. 2016. 

Exhibition on Dr. Kathleen Lynn, Insider on the Outside, at the Customs House Gallery, The Quay – Admission free

event_5Opens 5th May.

Exhibition on the Life of Major John Mac Bride, Upstairs in Custom House Gallery, The Quay, Westport.

mcbride_profileSaturday 7th May, 8pm

Anthony J. Jordan will give a lecture entitled, Major John MacBride – A National Hero, in Westport Quay Community Centre at 8pm.

Event_3Sunday 8th May, 1pm

Unveiling of Commemorative Plaque to the 31 men arrested in Westport, at the Mac Bride 1916 memorial, opposite St. Mary’s church.

event_4Sunday 8th May, 1pm

Centenary of the execution of Major John Mac Bride, at the Mac Bride 1916 memorial, opposite St. Mary’s church.

Sunday 8th May, 1pm

Bridge in Westport town to be named after William and PJ Doris, founders of the Mayo News newspaper.