Member of the All-Party Consultation Group on Commemorations

Senator Daly was honoured to be part of the All-Party Decade of Commemorations Working Group for the 1916 remembrance celebrations. The centenary of the Rising was marked by Community Engagement, Educational, and Commemorative events. 2016 will see the celebration of the ordinary yet extraordinary men and women who did an extraordinary thing on an ordinary day.  They wrote another chapter in the book of Irish Independence; a book whose final chapter is yet to be written.

Gardens Brochure pic

1916 Gardens of Remembrance Brochure





diarmuid gavin gardens

Senator Mark Daly and Landscape Designer Diarmuid Gavin worked together on the initiative to create a concept garden to be used by communities across the country.



kenmare garden invitation

A garden of remembrance in Kenmare was dedicated to the women and children who were involved in the 1916 Rising.


The citizens engagement in the shape and direction of the lead up to and in the year of the commemoration are an integral part of the group’s work. Members of  the public were invited to contact Mark to discuss their ideas. Mark also consulted the Smithsonian Institution in Washington regarding renovation of the GPO in Dublin for the centenary celebration.

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