2016 marks 100 years since the Easter Rising and Dublin comes together to remember the past; reconcile and respect all traditions; present Ireland to the world; imagine our future; and celebrate our achievements – drawing inspiration from the ideals of 1916 and the events of that time.
The Easter Rising is one of the defining moments of the struggle for Irish independence which began on Easter Monday in 1916 with Pádraig Pearse reading the proclamation. After days of fighting on Dublin city streets, there were approximately 300 civilians’ casualties and the executions of sixteen rebel leaders.
Every year we reflect and take the time to remember those who took part and gave their lives during the Easter Rising. This year marks the 100 year anniversary and the launch of an extensive programme of events which brings about a massive commemoration centred in the city where it all took place, Dublin.
This Easter Sunday 2016 at 1.15pm we remember the exact same day and time 100 years before where the first shots of the Rising were fired. This will take place at Dublin Castle with a wreath laying ceremony.
Across this weekend many more memorial services will take place across Dublin, including a ceremony for all those that have died during the events of 1916 in the Garden of Remembrance, a State event for relatives of those who took part in the Rising, a nationally televised military ceremony, and a parade which will pass through the city, viewed by the President and invited guests from viewing stands lining O’Connell Street, joined by the public along the route with large screens.
Join the people of Dublin this Easter to reflect, remember and honour those who lost their lives in the 1916 Rising.
If you are planning a trip to Dublin this Easter to commemorate the Rising, Maldron Hotel Pearse Street is perfectly located for your trip.
Located in the heart of Dublin city centre. Maldron Hotel Pearse Street is just a few minutes’ walk away from the city’s main venues and attractions so you will never be too far from all the Easter Rising events.
Our bedrooms are bright and provide the perfect place to relax and unwind after a busy day in the city. They are designed with a simple and contemporary feel, we have chosen soothing colours and textures with the modern guest in mind. Wake up with a hot shower and delicious breakfast to ensure you get the most out of your busy day in Dublin.
Dinner in the bar will have you set up for the evening in Dublin, with a wide range of choices on the menu you will be spoilt for what to choose…