Rewriting The 1916 Proclamation

You are warmly invited to a facilitated meeting to discuss the rewriting of the Proclamation on Wednesday 13th April @6.30pm (Venue to be confirmed)


Ireland has come a long way for LGBT people – from the decriminalisation of homosexuality in the early 90’s to the historic equal access to Civil Marriage for same sex couples in the Marriage Equality referendum last year. However there is still a lot more work to do as highlighted in the recent LGBTIreland report which was launched by Dr Mary McAleese. You can read the key findings of the report on this link;
We are inviting LGBT people, their families and allies to draw on their experiences and use this to rewrite the 1916 proclamation from their perspective. How has Ireland changed in the last 100 years for LGBT people and where would you like to see it in another 100?


The rewritten proclamation will be presented at the Galway County Council meeting on 25th April along with other rewritten proclamations. The finished proclamation will be printed and presented for exhibition in the Burning Bright Exhibition which opens on 18th May, 2016.
This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved in the 1916 celebrations! To participate please send us an email to