The Dublin Pass Adds New Attractions To Celebrate Centennial Of The Easter Rising
To Commemorate the 100 Year Anniversary Of One Of Ireland’s Most Significant Moments In History The Dublin Pass Gives Visitors Access To Understanding The Battle
by Heather Cassell
Dublin visitors can experience more of what the capital of Ireland has to offer with new additions to The Dublin Pass.
The additions the bundled site seeing pass come as Ireland celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising in 1916, which lead to the creation of the Republic of Ireland.
The new pass includes entry into the new General Post Office Witness History exhibition, which was the headquarters of the Irish Nationalist rebels during the Easter Rising, along with 24 other sites. The new exhibition which “blends special effects, soundscapes and heartfelt stories of real people in extraordinary circumstances to bring the rebellion to life” opens March 29, according to the March 4 new release from The Dublin Pass.
City Sightseeing ‘hop-on, hop-off’ bus tour is also a new addition to the pass with its 24-hour ticket. The tour allows visitors to create their own sightseeing itinerary by offering two routes and 28 different stops within Dublin. Three of the stops: Dublin City Hall, The National Gallery of Ireland, and the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History offer visitors’ insight to the Easter Rising.
Dublin City Hall was a battleground during the weeklong standoff of 1,600 members of the Sinn Fein movement calling for the Irish Republic that took over several buildings in Dublin during the week of Easter 1916.
Exhibits and lectures will place an extra emphasis and focus on the Easter Rising in its popular series throughout April at Dublin City Hall. Visitors can explore the “Dublin Fire Brigade & the 1916 Rising,” which tells the story of the city’s firefighters as the city center burned during the conflict, and “The Story of the Capital Exhibition: The 1916 Room,” which now features a recently conserved, original copy of the Proclamation asserting Ireland’s independence.
St. Patrick’s Cathedral will hold a special Service of Commemoration on April 24.
The National Gallery of Ireland is hosting a special exhibit “James Stephens, the 1916 Rising, and the National Gallery of Ireland,” which is based around his seminal chronicle of the events, The Insurrection in Dublin, is on display through April 24. During the rising, James, a writer, was the Registrar at the National Gallery.
Starting March 3, the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History, will host the “largest displays of materials from the period,” many of which have never been shown publicly before in the “Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising.” The specially conserved Irish Republic flag will also be on display.
Other new additions to the pass include a free guidebook for pass holders at the National Museum of Ireland for Archaeology and the National Museum of Ireland for Decorative Arts & History.
Entry to all sites is free with The Dublin Pass.
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