Scoraiocht will trace the steps taken by the 1800 Irish Rebels who were interned at the Frongoch Internment Camp Bala Wales directly after the 1916 Rising.
On Friday 20th May on arrival at Holyhead, Scoraiocht will perform along with a local Choir at the Holyhead Arts Centre on the invitation of the Historical Society. This will be excerpts from the 1916 Commemoration Show recently performed in Teach Scoraiocht.
We will stay for the two nights in Bangor at “The Premier Inn” Hotel.
We will travel down to Frongoch in Snowdonia National Park on Saturday Morning where we will have a Formal lrish Volunteer Dress Salute with Songs, Poetry and Music at the Monument to the memory of all the Rebels especially those from Louth .
The Louth GAA Prison Team who were beaten by the Kerry Team in the famous Wolf Tone Tourament Final held in the Frongoch Prison in 1916 will get special mention on the day.
A presentation will be made to the local Primary School which now stands on the site of the old Prison buildings
The team was captained by” Drogheda Stars” man Tom Burke.
The team also included six players from Mid Louth, Sean Butterly, J.J.Lange, Nicholas Butterly, Thomas Kelly James Kelly ( Grangebellew) and Thomas Matthews from Ardee .
Also from Dundalk there were eight players William Akins, Arthur O’Neill , James Jennings, Dan Tuite, Mickey Donnelly, Peter Clifford, Pat Kerr and Owen McGough.
After the Frongoch visit we will have Lunch in nearby Betws Y Coed and then take the small train service to the Summit of Mount Snowden and visit the Slate Mines in Blaenau Festiniog all on Saturday Afternoon.
Later on Saturday we will have our evening meal back at the Hotel in Bangor and then play in an open music session at a Local Venue late into the night.
Scoraiocht on the Saturday night will perform Many Excerpts from their 1916 Show along with local performers .
The Historical Society in Holyhead are travelling to Louth in late May or early June with their members and a Choir in memory of nearly 100 people who lost their lives on a boat named ” The Connemara” that sank just after it left “Greenore Port” on its way to” Holyhead Port” 100 years ago.
They will be linking up with the” Greenore Dramatic Group” who have written a play about the tragedy and will perform it in Greenore during the visit.
Friday 20th May
* 11.30 am Leave Dunleer on” Bus Eireann Tour Coach” . Catch Irish Ferries Cruise Ferry at 2 pm
*Arrive in Holyhead at 5.25 PM
*Drive to” Holyhead Arts Centre” in town to prepare and set up for Concert starting at 7 PM
* 10 PM Leave Holyhead and drive to” Bangor Premier Inn Hotel” to arrive at 10.30 PM
* Bed Only booked for everybody for two nights (breakfast available in restaurant)
Saturday 21st May
*11am Arrive at Frongoch
* 11.30 am Formal Dress Salute (Play Last Post) and Performance at School or Monument 30 mins .
* Presentation of Louth Football Jersey to the Primary School at Frongoch
* 12 noon Drive back to Betsw Y Coed for Lunch for 1pm
* 1.30 pm . Visit Mount Snowden and go to summit by train (can perform at Railway Station if weather permits)
* 4pm Drive back to Premier Inn Bangor
* 8 pm Open Music Session at Local Venue with Excerpts from the 1916 Show (31 Performers in Total)
*12 pm Drive back to Premier Inn Bangor
Sunday 22nd May
* 2.10 pm Catch Ferry in Holyhead to arrive in Dublin for 5.25 PM
* 6.30pm Arrive back in Dunleer