It’s been 100 years since The 1916 Easter Rising, an event which has shaped Irish history more than any other in our island’s recent history. The Rising has largely been credited with leading to Ireland’s independence in 1922. Such a milestone needs to be celebrated and remembered, so with that in mind here is a look at some of the celebratory events that will be taking place around the city.
There will be a ceremony held in the Garden of Remembrance on Saturday, 26 March to honour all those who gave up their lives for the cause of Irish freedom. It will be open to the public, however space will be limited due to the size of the garden and invited guests, so check this link to find out more
On Easter Sunday, The 1916 Proclamation will be read by a member of the Defence Forces outside the GPO on O’Connell St. This will be followed by a commemorative wreath being laid down by the Irish President, Michael D Higgins, before a minute of silence is observed. The parade which will be led by the Defence Forces will follow the ceremony and commence at St. Stephen’s Green.
You can see a full list of the events and all the information by clicking here
The Clarence Hotel building dates back as far as 1852 and the first shots of The 1916 Rising were fired just a stones throw from The Clarence on Parliament Street.