Athboy 100 Weekend

Join Athboy 100 on the May Bank Holiday weekend as we bring the spirit of Athboy in 1916 back to life with a series of events for all ages.


“Music and Tales of 1916” – With Des White

Time: 8pm

Venue: Macra Hall, Athboy.

<span class="_4n-j fsl"Join Des in the Macra Hall where he will regale us with stories of Athboy from 100 years ago – while throwing a few songs from 1916 into the mix!

Admission: Free of charge (incl. complementary glass of Sherry).


The 1916 Song Project: New Compositions on the 1916 Easter Rising – A Concert of Traditional Song

Time: 6pm (Free talk “Who Fears To Sing of 1916?”)
Performance starts: 8pm

Venue: St. James Church of Ireland Church.

We are delighted to present The 1916 Song Project as part of Athboy 100. The 1916 Song Project is a national research and performance project devised and produced by Michael Fortune and Aileen Lambert for the 2016 Commemoration Programme and features some of the country’s most respected traditional singers and songwriters.

Admission: €12 (€10 Children/OAPs) – tickets available from Athboy HUB office, The Darnley Lodge Hotel as well as online via*

*Please note a surcharge applies when booking online.


1916 Fair Day

Time: 12.30pm-4pm

Venue: Main Street.

Join us from 12.30pm on the Main Street to relive the Fair days of the last century. Feel free to get into the spirit and dress appropriately!

  • Children’s games.
  • Live animals
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Bartering and Trading

Admission: Free of charge.

The Petty Sessions

Time: 3pm

Venue: The Macra Hall

Court will be in session from 3pm as a series of court cases will be reenacted in the Macra Hall (Athboy’s former court house).  Expect comedy and drama galore – and be sure to dress appropriately!

Admission: Free of charge.

Pop-Up Museum

A Pop-Up museum will be open in St. James’ Hall on Saturday and Sunday featuring photographs, a visual display and a Genealogy talk.

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