Kilfinane opted for a combination of music, song and re-enactment to honour the memory of those who lost their lives during the Easter rebellion of 1916.

The setting was St. Andrew’s Church of Ireland, one of the town’s oldest buildings and which is in the process of being refurbished.

This historic place of worship was packed to capacity for last Monday night’s show. During the course of the evening, patrons were introduced to the executed leaders before the final hours of their lives were played out by very accomplished actors and actresses.

The lighting and sound was to a professional standard and audience reaction was overwhelmingly positive. With the demise of each Volunteer, a candle was extinguished – a simple, but very effective piece of stage craft.

No admission fee was charged, instead the public were encouraged to make a small donation to the church restoration project – the response to this collection was very generous.

In response to public demand, a second show will take place at the same venue on this Friday night (1st April). Further inquires to 087-2226210.