Thomas Davis committee announces programme of events to mark bicentenary

2014 is the bicentenary of the birth of one of Mallow’s most famous sons, Thomas Davis, and the coming months will see a variety of Davis-themed events in the town, culminating in the visit of President Michael D. Higgins in December to officially unveil the statue of Thomas Davis, which was recently put in place on the newly-built Civic Plaza on Tuckey’s Hill.

The Thomas Davis Com-memoration Society has been working for several months to organise a series of events to mark the bicentenary of Davis’s birth, and these include;

The launch of art and history projects in Mallow Library by transition year students in St Mary’s Secondary School (Thurs-day next, 11th September at 5pm), Patrician Academy (Thursday, 25th Sept-ember), and Baltydaniel NS, Convent Primary School, Gaelscoil Thomais Dáibhís, Scoil Ghobnatan, St Pat’s NS, Mallow Community School, and Rahan NS (Friday, 3rd October).

The launch of the Thomas Davis Bicentenary Stamp on Friday, 10th October.

‘Davis 200: The Voice of Davis’, a stage play on the life of Davis, in the Aemilian Theatre on Tuesday, 14th October.

The Thomas Davis Com-memoration for local primary schools, St James’s Church on Thursday, 16th October.

The Thomas Davis Commemoration Bicen-tenary Forum, in the Hibernian Hotel, with guest speakers, Professor Ciaran Brady, Trinity College, and Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman of the Supreme Court, with Mallow native, Professor Margaret Kelleher, as chairperson on Friday, 17th October.

The launch of the Davis College bicentenary art and history project, in Mallow Library on Thursday, 23rd October.