Rare and previously unpublished material will be just a click away to millions worldwide with the new virtual exhibition, narrated by Colin Farrell. Using Google technology, users can tour central Dublin locations as they are today and through photos, stories and statements witness what happened there during the uprising 100 years ago. Explore the stories of The Liberties and the rest of Dublin 8 which played a significant part in the road to Ireland’s independence.
Ronan Harris, head of Google Ireland, said the virtual tour gives people a way to peel back the layers of history and experience what life was like 100 years ago in Ireland. “2016 is a significant year for Ireland, commemorating as it does the events of 1916 which subsequently led to the birth of the modern Ireland we are today,” he added. “In commemoration, we have worked with a number of partners and historians to help people in Ireland and around the world, explore, learn and talk about the people, events, places and objects that shaped these defining events.”
The Dublin Rising 1916-2016 Tour can be accessed here.