Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Priory Celebrates 100th Anniversary of the Easter Rising

Our Grand Hall will be hosting events on Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 17 commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising, the ultimately doomed takeover of the General Post Office in Dublin by a hardscrabble team of farmers and scholars fighting for Irish independence.  While ultimately not successful in the short run, this brave and valiant corps of volunteers set the fuse which started the War of Irish Independence, which created the Republic of Ireland.  The Easter Rising Committee of Pittsburgh is organizing these events, which range from dramatic readings to sporting events.  Details are below:

For online event ticket purchases, please visit www.pittsburghremembers1916.com
For paper ticket sales, please contact: Rich O’Malley @ 412-401-3945

Pittsburgh 1916 Easter Rising Committee, LLC
~ Schedule of Activities for 100th Anniversary of the Easter Rising ~
"Kids under age 12 - admission is free at all events"

~ Admission to ALL Easter Rising Activities listed below~

Friday, April 15th: “Setting the Stage” – Priory’s Grand Hall
Saturday, April 16th - Noon: “GAA Football & Hurling” – Cupples Field
Saturday, April 16th – 7:30 PM: Pittsburgh Irish Ceili” – Teamsters Temple
Sunday, April 17th: “Putting it All Together” – Priory’s Grand Hall
Full Weekend Admission: $50.00


Setting the Stage: An Evening of History, Performance, Reflection
Friday, April 15th 7:30 p.m.
Featuring a one-of-a-kind Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theater (PICT) performance
Appetizers, cash bar & more….
Location: The Priory’s Grand Hall, 614 Pressley Street – North Shore
Admission: $20.00
Ireland’s Sporting Tradition: GAA Football Exhibition
Saturday, April 16TH 12 p.m.
Men’s Football: Pittsburgh Celtics vs Cleveland
Ladies Football: Pittsburgh Banshees
Pittsburgh Pucas Hurling Club vs University of Pittsburgh
Location: George Cupples Stadium, 800 East Carson Street – Southside
Admission is FREE
Pittsburgh Irish Ceili: An Evening of Irish Culture, Friendship, Music, Dance
Saturday, April 16th 7 p.m.
Featuring Irish Seisun Musicians, Jimmy Lamb,
& the Shovlin Academy of Irish Dance
Food, soft drinks, beer & wine, BYOB
Location: Teamsters Temple, 4701 Butler Street – Lawrenceville
Admission: $20.00
Creating Understanding: Putting it All Together
Sunday, April 17th 12 p.m.
Featuring Renowned Irish Author & Journalist
Tim Pat Coogan
with Michael Bartley
Presentation of Awards to Student Literary & Visual Arts Contest Finalists
Lunch included & cash bar
Location: The Priory’s Grand Hall, 614 Pressley Street – North Shore
Admission: $20.00

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