Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The Easter Rising Street View Tour

This year marks the centenary of the Easter Rising in Dublin, Ireland. In Easter week in 1916 a group of Irish Republicans rose against British rule in Ireland and seized key locations in Dublin and proclaimed an Irish Republic.

To mark the 100 year anniversary of the Easter Rising Google and Ireland 2016 have released an interactive Google Street View tour of Dublin, exploring the historical events that took place during the uprising at different locations around the city. The Dublin Rising 1916-2016 tour provides an audio and visual guide to the Dublin Rising.

The tour features prominent Street View images of key locations in the uprising, accompanied by an audio guide (voiced by actor Colin Farrell) to the events that occurred during Easter week in 1916. Each of the Street View scenes includes map markers which allow you to view historical photographs and listen to modern recordings of statements made by witnesses to the Easter Rising.

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