TWEETS: Centenary was absolutely adored by the Irish public as it marked a wonderful end to the 1916 celebrations
Irish and proud.
This weekend was a magnificent celebration of Irish history as the 1916 centenary was a resounding success with a variety of tributes taking place around the country. Poetry, music, the Irish Air Corps and our own biographies of the key figures involved were just some of the tributes paid but RTÉ arguably saved their best broadcast until last.
Centenary took place in the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre last night as the it story of modern Ireland was told through music, dance and song.
Imelda May, Jack L, Gavin James, The High Kings, Colm Wilkinson and Danny O’Reilly were just some of the acts that took part and the show was met by universal love from the Irish public.
Take a look.
This is the best thing RTE have done since Gay Byrne put a condom on a banana! #Centenary
— 📻 Ed Smith 📻 (@EdTodayFM) March 28, 2016
— Aodhán Ó Ríordáin (@AodhanORiordain) March 28, 2016
— Ian Dempsey (@IanDempsey) March 28, 2016
— Dr Panti Bliss-Cabrera (@PantiBliss) March 28, 2016
— RTÉ 2FM (@RTE2fm) March 28, 2016
— RTÉ One (@RTEOne) March 28, 2016
RTE can get it wrong, but when they get it right, it's outstanding. What a spellbinding, emotive piece of TV. Irish & proud. #Centenary
— Niall McGarry (@MrNiallMcGarry) March 28, 2016
The Proclamation is read by people around the world as part of 'Centenary', a performance of the 1916 Risinghttps://t.co/0MIL0oloNL
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) March 28, 2016
— Caitriona Perry (@CaitrionaPerry) March 29, 2016
What an incredible weekend in Ireland. So proud to be Irish. So proud of RTE. And as for tonight's Centenary Show....Wow !
— Marty Morrissey (@MartyM_RTE) March 28, 2016
— Chris O'Brien (@chrisobriens) March 29, 2016