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A discovery of what happened during the Easter Rising

“A new walking seminar explores the historical and political forces behind the 1916 Easter Rising, and its enduring legacy in Dublin.” ~ Context Travel

Context Travel, organizer of critically acclaimed walking tours, reflects upon the 1916 Easter Rising. This new seminar chronicles this crucial turning point in politics, identity, and independence. In addition to the aftermath which is still evident today.

Sheila O’Donnell, member of Context’s UK/Ireland team says, “Dublin has evolved rapidly over the past 100 years. It’s important to understand both the reality and the mythology surrounding 1916. Moreover what it means to the Dublin of yesterday and today.”

The walk examines how the modern Irish state emerged through elements of empire, colonialism, monarchy, and rebellion. In the company of an Irish historian, learn about the social and cultural forces at play. In addition to the key figures, the divisions within the city, and the daily life of Dubliners.

“We’re excited to be offering a much needed political and historical approach to Ireland’s history” says Sheila. For this reason the walk begins at the former Houses of Parliament. Next it moves on to Dublin Castle, Gratton Bridge, Millennium Bridge, and finishes up at the General Post Office.

1916: The Easter Rising and the making of Ireland

Accordingly the tour lasts approximately three hours and is available Monday through Saturday. Group walks cost €85 per person. Private tours cost €300 per party. As with all Context walking seminars, both group and private walks are limited to (6) six participants and are led by a credentialed expert.

Founded by National Geographic writer Paul Bennett and designer Lani Bevacqua, Context Travel is a network of English-speaking scholars and professionals. This includes art historians, writers, architects and gastronomes, who organize and lead walking seminars in thirty-five (35) world cities. Otherwise learn more and visit Context Travel.

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1ST STOP / HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT
The Irish Houses of Parliament, currently houses the Bank of Ireland, College Green, was the world’s first purpose-built two-chamber parliament house. It served as the seat of both chambers (the Lords and Commons) of the Irish Parliament of the Kingdom of Ireland for most of the 18th century until that parliament was abolished by the Act of Union of 1800.The irishThe Irish Houses of Parliament, currently houses the Bank of Ireland, College Green, was the world’s first purpose-built two-chamber parliament house. It served as the seat of both chambers (the Lords and Commons) of the Irish Parliament of the Kingdom of Ireland for most of the 18th century until that parliament was abolished by the Act of Union of 1800.
 
2ND STOP / DUBLIN CASTLE
Dublin Castle is a beautiful Georgian Mansion in the centre of Dublin City, established in 1204. The grounds include the Garda Museum, the Chester Beatty Library and the Dubhlinn Gardens. The Gardens mark the ancient location of a dark pool or Dubh Linn, which gives the city it’s name. It served as the British seat of power in Ireland for 700 years and had a fearsome reputation during the struggle for Irish freedom.
 
3RD STOP / GRATTON BRIDGE
Grattan Bridge a vaulted arch bridge and masonry bridge, first built in the 1700's is a road bridge spanning the River Liffey in Dublin, Ireland, and joining Capel Street to Parliament Street and the south quays. The bridge has much history and undergone many transformations since it was first erected.
 
4TH STOP / MILLENNIUM BRIDGE
The Millennium Bridge (Irish: Droichead na Mílaoise) is a pedestrian bridge spanning the River Liffey in Dublin, joining Eustace Street in Temple Bar to the north quays.Installed in December 1999, to commemorate the new millennium (2000). The bridge was the subject of a design competition, in association with the Institute of Engineers of Ireland, which attracted 153 Irish and international entries. Howley Harrington Architects, with Price & Myers as Consultant Engineers, emerged victorious. In a thousand years of bridge history The Millenium Bridge is only the second pedestrian bridge to cross the river, which made it a very fitting addition to the family of Liffey Bridges
 
5TH STOP / GENERAL POST OFFICE
The General Post Office in Dublin was designed by Francis Johnston, an architect with the Board of Works, in the Greek Revival Style. The main section of the building was made with Wicklow granite and the portico of Portland stone. It was the main stronghold of the Irish Volunteers in the 1916 Rising, while today the General Post Office offers a wide range of services.
 

 

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