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Commemorating the events of April 1916 with King John's Castle, Limerick

King John’s Castle Schools Competition 2016

Calling all students and schools! Commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising through your suggestions and creations of drama, skit, music, song, dance, recital, poetry, artwork and essay writing.

The GPO, in the heart of Dublin’s city centre, was the hub of Ireland and the centre of events during the 1916 Easter Rebellion, or more commonly referred to in Ireland as the ‘1916 Easter Rising’.

However, the whole country was affected by these events and they touched many hearts and families as a result.  Using your own research and enlisting the help of those who may remember some of these events. Work with your teachers, friends and classmates or come up with your own version of the events through;

  • Drama or skit
  • Artwork
  • Poetry or recital
  • Music or dance
  • Essay Writing

Come and perform at King John’s Castle between 14th March and 15th April 2016 and make it a very special occasion for your school, friends and family.

King John’s Castle, in the heart of Limerick City, is steeped in 800 years of history.  Bring your own stories to life in our historic courtyard overlooking the river Shannon.  Set the perfect scene by using costumes and props which would have been associated with 1916 Ireland. 

Prizes will be awarded to best in each category and winners will be invited to a special performance at King John's Castle in April 2016.

Submit your proposals by 11th March 2016 to:

Linda Hall – Education Co-Ordinator

King John’s Castle