Ashbourne 1916 Commemorative Events.

A formal state commemorative ceremony preceded by an historical re-enactment of the Battle of Ashbourne.

The event will close with a community concert. Monday 28th March 2016.

UPDATE - Unfortunately all the tickets for the Battle of Ashbourne re-enactment are booked. However free tickets for the state ceremony and the community concert are still available (11.45 to 15.00 on Monday the 28th at the same location as the Battle of Ashbourne re-enactment).

If you are interested in tickets for the state ceremony and community concert, please forward your name and the number of tickets you would like to book (a maximum of 4 tickets per application) to

Admittance is by ticket only.

The event starts at 11.45am. and the community concert concludes at 3.00pm.

Tickets will be issued on a first come , first served basis. Maximum of 4 tickets to any one applicant.

Tickets will have to be collected from Ashbourne Civic Offices on the 24th of March. Tickets not collected will be redistributed.

Successful applicants will be contacted by email by the 23rd March.

Apply by email to

Information for the event as well as traffic details are available on the following information notes:

Information note for re-enactment, state ceremony, community concert - Unfortunately the tickets for this event are all booked.

Information note for state ceremony, community concert - There are still free tickets available for this event. The gates open for this event at 11.30am.

Program - Battle of Ashbourne Commemorative Events - 28th March 2016

11.00 Battle of Ashbourne Re-enactment commences

11.45 Music starts on main stage

11.55 Marching drill by Fingal Old IRA (in uniform form 1916) with music by the Black Raven pipe Band

12.15 State ceremony starts

12.20 "Let me carry your cross for Ireland" poem read by a relative of Patrick Kelly

12.25 Music by the Fingal Gospel Choir

12.35 Unveiling of a memorial plaque

12.45 Key note speech by Guest of honour

12.55 Music on stage

13.05 Reading of the proclamation (by the defence forces)

13.15 Laying of wreaths (by the defence forces)

Raising the flag (by the defence forces)

Lament, revellie and the last post played by a bugler, drummer and piper from the Defence forces

13.40 National Anthem (sung by Johnny Logan)

13.45 Closing remarks

13.50 Marching drill by Fingal Old IRA

14.00 Music on stage

15.00 Event closes

PDF Document Program - Ashbourne Commemorative Events 28th March 2016