Wednesday, March 09, 2016

The 1916 Easter Rising

In Easter week, 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 one hundredth anniversary of the Easter Rising Ireland's national public service broadcaster RTE has released a special website, Reflecting the Rising,

The website explores the history of the Easter Rising and provides a guide to events taking place in Dublin to mark the uprising's centenary. Reflecting the Rising also include a fascinating Leaflet map of video and sound recordings of personal accounts from men and women who lived through Easter 1916.

If you select a marker on the map you can watch or listen to the recordings directly from the map.

To mark the 100 year anniversary of the Easter Rising Google and Ireland 2016 have also 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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