Inniskeen July Road Evening – 9th – 10th July
Padraig Pearse was in Inniskeen in 1915; three young men, Donnelly, Quinn and Ross were unjustly imprisoned; there was land agitation. There were rumours of conscription.
Pearse, MacDonagh and Plunkett were published poets. Their poems will be remembered forever. Thomas MacDonagh translated the local Irish song, An Bonnan Buí into English.
We are confident that people will dress in period costume, ride High Nellies, and walk and cycle the Kavanagh Trail.
There will be re-enactments, poetry, music and dancing. There will be a contingent of the Irish Defence Forces present; an army born out of bloodshed and violence is now among the most sought after peacekeepers in the world. We will have United Nations veterans on the day. A plaque will be unveiled to the memory of the Inniskeen Volunteers. We will not neglect some best-loved activities; walking and cycling, songs, recitation and dance and viewing Kavanagh Country.
There will be lashings of tea and traditional brack and then back to the village for a Barbecue at the Community Centre. There will be more entertainment on the Trail with music from Owen-Joe McGahon and re-enactments from Kavanagh’s ‘Green Fool’ and ‘Tarry Flynn’. We will alsohave High Nelly bicycles for hire!
*Please note there is a change of time to 5.30pm for the High Nelly Cycle through Kavanagh Country on Saturday 9th July.