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15th March 2016

Commemorate 1916 with Iarnród Éireann this Easter

100 Years On: take the train to events around Ireland

Over the course of 2016 a huge breadth of events will take place, encouraging us all to remember, reflect and reimagine the Rising, its impact and significance today. With many commemorative and celebratory events taking place around Easter, here are some event highlights across all seven programme strands that are sure to engage people of all ages.

This bank holiday Easter Monday, Dublin city centre, north and south, will be transformed by the biggest public history and cultural event ever staged in Ireland. To commemorate this occasion we have created a limited edition €19.16 fare. This special price is only available to purchase online. 
RTÉ Reflecting the Rising in partnership with Ireland 2016 is a free family event that will take place in Dublin city from 11am – 6pm on Monday 28th March. Visitors will experience an enormous variety of talks and exhibitions, live musical and theatrical performances, special films, interactive activities and family entertainment as RTÉ and Ireland 2016 seek to capture the sights, sounds and stories of our shared past. 
Check out a number of great features created for this unique occasion by clicking on The Rising on RTÉ. 
rte rising car
Nationwide Events
EventsLocationClosest Station
State Ceremonial Events around the Country 28th March  Nationwide Various
March 12th: 1916 Remembered Seminar, Kildare Killashee House, Naas Sallins and Naas
March 12th: The Role of Women in 1916, Kilkenny Kilkenny Kilkenny
March 15th: Proclamation Day 2016 Nationwide Various
March 26th - 28th: Dromina 1916-2016 Commemorative Community Festival, Cork Charleville Charleville


Dublin Events
LocationDatesClosest Station
The Plough and The Stars - The Abbey Theatre 9th March - 23rd April Tara
Easter Rising Centenary Visitor Centre at the GPO 25th March - 28th March Connolly
St Patrick’s Day Parade, Dublin 17th March Pearse/Connolly
The State Event for 1916 Relatives at the RDS 26th March Sandymount
Garden of Remembrance Ceremony  26th March  Connolly

Get The Family there with Leap


A new limited edition Leap Family Card costing €10 has been launched to encourage families to visit commemorative sites and events around Dublin during 2016. The card gives a family of two adults and up to four children (aged 18 or under) 24 hours unlimited travel in and around the Greater Dublin Area on DART and Commuter Rail, Dublin Bus, Luas, Bus Éireann,

Limited Edition €19.16 Centenary Fare 

To commemorate the events of Easter 1916 Iarnród Éireann has created a special €19.16 fare. This fare is only available online for Intercity journeys taking place between the 25th and 28th March.

Terms and conditions apply, advanced booking is essential as there is limited availability. 

Don't forget to get your limited edition €19.16 fare only available for journeys between the 25th and 28th of March. Book your ticket now.

€19.16 Fare Availability Good Friday into Dublin Saturday, Sunday and Monday to/from Dublin
Stations: Cork, Limerick, Waterford, Galway, Westport, Galway, Sligo, Tralee, Rosslare Cork, Limerick, Waterford, Galway, Westport, Galway, Sligo, Tralee, Rosslare
Price: €19.16  €19.16

Easter Sunday Commemoration Ceremony and Parade, Dublin

1916 wreath
The ceremony will begin with the reading of the 1916 proclamation, under the GPO Portico, by a Defence Forces officer.
The President will lay a wreath on behalf of the people of Ireland, followed by a minute's silence for all those who died. The National Flag on top of the GPO will then be raised to full mast and the ceremony will conclude with the playing of the National Anthem.
The parade which will be led by the Defence Forces will follow the ceremony and commence at St. Stephen's Green. 

1916 Centenary Programme - Portraits and Lives of Rising leaders 

Plans to bring the stories of the lives of all 42 major figures featured in the RIA's "1916 - Portraits and Lives" publication to tens of thousands of daily commuters on the DART, with advertisement panels in the majority of the DART fleet. We will also be running a network wide commemoration programme with an event to remember the life of each of the sixteen leaders planned for each station between April and July 2016.

A collaboration with the Irish Railway Records Society detailing the role of the railway in the events surrounding the 1916 Rising, planned for Heuston Station later this spring

For the list of stations and more information please click here.

rising streets

Easter Weekend Service Arrangements 25th-28th March

We will be providing additional capacity on all DART and Commuter services on both Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.
Customers travelling over the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend are advised to check times before travelling, through the journey planner above or go to our timetable section.
For more information please go to please see Easter Weekend 2016, for a printable map of Dublin for Easter Sunday please click here.

Terms and Conditions:

For fares not listed please see our fares section or contact our Customer Information Centre (Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00) on 1850 366 222 or email and our staff will be happy to assist you in choosing the best fare for you and your family. 


2016-03-15 at 12:54pm

Natasha says:

Good afternoon, Are you putting on additional trains from Maynooth via Clonsilla to Connolly/Tara for the Easter Parade which starts at 10.00am Sunday 27th please advise



2016-03-15 at 1:42pm

Katy says:

How much will it be for a family return ticket from Drogheda to Connolly on the 28th March?

2016-03-15 at 3:13pm


Hi Natasha, you will find all available services here and on our journey planner here

2016-03-15 at 3:14pm


Hi Katy, Zone D here €31.50 for a family ticket.

2016-03-15 at 9:24pm

nicole says:

How much will it be for an open return ticket from wicklow to pearse of the 28th of march?

2016-03-15 at 11:02am

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