The majority of commemorative events will take place on Easter Sunday, March 27th and Easter Monday, March 28th. These commemorative events focus on honouring and remembering those who fought and lost their lives in the 1916 Easter Rising. The main commemorative event is the Easter Parade and the State Ceremony at the GPO in O’Connell Street. The President of Ireland Michael. D Higgins will be attending this State Ceremonial event to lay a wreath at the GPO on behalf of the Irish people. The 1916 proclamation will also be read aloud and the National Anthem will be played while the National Flag is raised above the GPO.
The Easter parade will begin two hours before this ceremony at St. Stephen’s Green. The parade begins at 10.00am on Sunday, March 27th and will include representatives from National Defence Forces such as An Garda Siochána. The Easter Parade will end at Bolton Street at around 3.00pm following a short pause during the State Ceremony at the GPO in O’Connell Street at noon.
What events are taking place near Camden Court Hotel?
There are lots of other interesting events taking place throughout Dublin city centre, all within close proximity to Camden Court Hotel. On Easter Monday March 28th until April 3rd ‘Imagining Home’, a set of concerts highlighting Ireland’s cultural journey will take place in The National Concert Hall in Earlsfort Terrace Dublin 2. The National Concert Hall is just a 5 minute walk from the four star Camden Court Hotel. The concerts are expected to last a duration of 2 hours. These concerts will bring together musicians and artists from all over Ireland. This is a ticketed event, please visit www.nch.ie for booking and ticket costs.
The largest public history and cultural event that has ever taken place in Ireland will be staged on Easter Monday, March 28th also. Free tickets for this event can be obtained from www.rte.ie/1916. This event will include hundreds of talks, exhibitions, debates and performances across 6 outdoor stages and 200 venues in both North and South Dublin. Lots of special family zones will be set up at St. Stephen’s Green and Earlsfort Terrace, just minutes’ walk from Camden Court Hotel.
Those who wish to attend these events are advised to take public transport. If you wish to plan your journey using public transportation, please visit www.transportforireland.ie. It is also important to remember that most of these centenary events are outdoors, so plan wisely as we all know Ireland experiences adverse weather conditions!
Camden Court Hotel is just a short walk away from many events taking place over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend. Book your accommodation now and enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, complimentary use of our leisure centre and a secure car park. There really is lots do see and do in Dublin city centre over the Easter period. Get yourself into the city and “Remember, Reflect and Reimagine” one of the most historic events in Irish history, the Easter 1916 Rising. If you wish to view further information on the events that will take place in Dublin city centre, please visit www.ireland.ie.