Here's Your Ultimate 1916 Rising Itinerary
Your one day guide to being the best 1916 Easter Rising tourist you can be
Looking to learn all you can about the 1916 Easter Rising all in one day? Eager to spend a whole day soaking up the atmosphere of the city? Look no further, we've got the perfect trail of the city for you.
Whoever said 'these things take time' clearly doesn't have the same gusto as you.
Ready? Set? Go!
1. The Little Museum of Dublin, Stephen's Green
Visit the new exhibition by Irish artist Fergal McCarthy, whose work responds to the centenary of the Easter Rising with a new exhibition of drawings illustrating the story of 1916 and its impact on the country over the past 100 years, in intricately detailed black-and-white drawings, paired with accompanying text.
A simple, yet brilliant, viewpoint of the Rising through modern art – a winning combination. Opens at 9.30am, giving you plenty of time to hit up the...
2. Easter Sunday Commemoration Parade, Stephen's Green
The parade, led by the Defence Forces in full military display, will begin at St Stephen’s Green, pass the GPO and continue to Parnell Square.
Here's the route in its entirety. It starts at 10am, but you can follow the route all the way up until College Green, where you can then break away from the crowd and head to...
3. RISING: 1916 Exhibition, National Photographic Archive
The National Library of Ireland's National Photographic Archive has recently set up its newest exhibition, highlighting a version of Easter Sunday 1916, never seen before. The exhibition, called ‘Rising’, has just opened in Temple Bar.
Leading you across the bridge to...
4. Proclaiming A Republic: The 1916 Rising, National Museum of Ireland
Located in a newly renovated wing of Collins Barracks, this exhibition examines the decade of disturbance between 1913 and 1923, from the Dublin Lockout, through the Easter Rising to the end of the Civil War.
Onwards and upwards (on the Luas, obviously) towards...
5. The 1916 Easter Rising Coach Tour, Parnell Square
This tour takes you everywhere you want to go, and then some. Paired with more typical Dublin humour than you could shake a proclamation at, this 90-minute journey will answer just about every question you have about Irish history.
At this stage, if you're looking for something a little more dramatic, you could start making tracks to...
6. The Plough And The Stars, Abbey Theatre
This world famous Seán Ó'Cathasaigh play is currently doing a run in the equally famous Abbey Theatre. The last two acts of the show are set during the Easter Rising, and are set to give you a different outlook of the time entirely.
If you've managed to hit up all of them, fair play, you have successfully been crowned the Easter Rising tourist of the year. But if you still have a thirst for Irish history you're keen to quench, good thing there's plenty more where that came from.