Monday 26 September 2016

Students from Malahide Community School promise a rousing Rising re-enactment

Published 11/03/2016 | 02:30

Students of Malahide community school James Clegg (Thomas McDonagh) and Chelsea Warren (playing Elizabeth O'Farrell) during rehearsals for their 1916 proclamation school play at Malahide community school. Photo: Mark Condren
Students of Malahide community school James Clegg (Thomas McDonagh) and Chelsea Warren (playing Elizabeth O'Farrell) during rehearsals for their 1916 proclamation school play at Malahide community school. Photo: Mark Condren

Students from Malahide Community School, Co Dublin promise a touching, if rousing re-enactment of a week that changed the course of Irish history, in a special 1916 commemoration concert to mark Proclamation Day , next Tuesday.

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They will tell the story of the Rising, from Easter Monday through to the execution in Kilmainham, through music, song and dance with well-known ballads such as The Rising of the Moon, The Foggy Dew and The Parting Glass serving as musical accompaniments to key events.

The production, which involves students from first year to sixth year, will be performed for pupils during the day , while there will be a public concert , "Night for 1916", on Tuesday evening, as part of the series of centenary events running in the school next week.

Mark Condren's photo shows 4th year pupil, James Clegg, playing Thomas McDonagh, and 5th year pupil, Chelsea Warren, as Nurse Elizabeth O'Farrell, in rehearsals for the scene depicting British retaliation at the GPO.

Irish Independent

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