To mark the centenary of the reading of the Irish proclamation, Tallaght Community Arts organised 15 hourly readings of the historic document outside the Civic Theatre,Tallaght today, Friday April 22nd. The readings started at sunset (6.04) and will continue on the hour until sunset (20.04).
The noon reading (12.04) was a double treat as the proclamation was read aloud by Mayor Sarah Holland and then by the group Doors To Elsewhere. The remaining readings will be read by individuals of all ages in Irish, English and other languages representing some of the cultural diversity of the county.
Both Mayor Holland and Doors To Elsewhere received rounds of applause after the sunny afternoon readings from a joyful crowd of onlookers. The readings took place on a small stage with a backdrop of two specially designed and printed banners made by 10 participants working with artist and printmaker Jim Cathcart .
The event will be filmed over the day by media artists Square on Square. A copy of the edited film will be presented to the County Library Local History section as part of the 2016 Commemorations archive. The event was supported by South Dublin County Council and The Arts Council as part of the 1916 Centenary Programme.