15th March 2016
Commemorate 1916 with Iarnród Éireann this Easter
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.
|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|
|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|
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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.
|€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|
Easter Sunday Commemoration Ceremony and Parade, Dublin
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.
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.