‘The First 100 Years’ is a concert that reflects on the founding of the Irish State. in 1919 the first Dáil convened in Dublin and the first Democratic Programme for Government was devised. During the last 100 years there have been changes in Irish Society that would have been inconceivable to those first TDs. This very special concert will reflect on this through poetry, music and song, including a newly composed work by Fiachra Trench. Featuring award winning poet Jane Clarke, acclaimed soprano, Sharon Carty, Sonamus (Cormac Breatnach, Annette Cleary, Rachel Factor and Eamon Sweeney) and a string quartet (Lynda O’Connor, Slyvia O’Brien, Lisa Dowdall, Sokal Koka and Aura Stone). With beautiful arrangments, by the Irish Chamber Orchestra’s Malachy Robinson, of music that was in the air in Ireland 100 years. Admission free. Booking essential at 01 493 9462 and rathfarnhamcastle@opw.ie.