The competitions & winners

After the fine actors take their bows, to rapturous applause for 1916: The Red-Letter Play, there will be TWO colouring competitions from the book illustrations by the wonderful Kerry Hugill – one for children and one for adults; can’t say fairer than that. The prizes are a closely guarded secret for now, but they’ll be worth the effort…

The children’s one is Padraig Pearse rehearsing the Proclamation, and the one for adults is set in the GPO… we couldn’t possibly say who might be in that illustration! Feel free to download them and get a head of the rest!

1916 - The Red-Letter Play - colouring competition - Padraig Pearse - P95 from The Red-Letter Day by SP McArdle1916 - The Red-Letter Play - colouring competition - GPO - P110 from The Red-Letter Day by SP McArdle

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There’s also a prize for the best 1916 outfit (children only for this one, please)… here’s the Easter Rising project by pupils of Bayside National School in Dublin to show you the way… go, Bayside! Writer SP McArdle invited the school personally before the Easter break, so she hopes to see lots of the pupils at her 1916 play on Monday.

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Oh, and there will be a Grand Book Draw for anyone who buys The Red-Letter Day book at a special Easter Rising reduced price – signed for you by the author, and including two glossy bookmarks and a postcard (signed if you like, too)…

The top prize is a complimentary three-course dinner for two in The Croke Park hotel. You can also win Newbridge Silverware, Cross pens, and other goodies including Dove toiletries and La Roche-Posay

Grand Book Draw prizes - 1916 - The Red-Letter Play by SP McArdle

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Well done to all the winners – fair play!

Congratulations to all the winners after the play on Easter Monday, and especially to Hannah Bradley, who won the colouring competition for adults with her fine GPO illustration, and Darcy O’Shea, who won the Padraig Pearse version for younger folk. Hannah’s prize was a selfie stick, and Darcy took home a lovely toy box – well done to both of you.

Joe Brasier was delighted to receive top prize of a voucher for dinner in The Croke Park hotel scooped in the Grand Book Draw – Joe (left) is pictured below with Bank of Ireland Coolock manager Mark Murphy and author SP McArdle (Joe bought two copies of The Red-Letter Day during one of the author’s Bank of Ireland book signings – and struck it lucky in the Easter Monday draw as a result!).

The Croke Park hotel dinner winner Joe Brasier with The Red-Letter Day author SP McArdle and Coolock Bank of Ireland manager Mark Murphy 2 - for website

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