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1916 Freedom Tour & Competition


1916 Freedom Tour & Competition

Irish all over the world, Diaspora, descendent and those still native living have a state to call home but who fought for this wonderful place we call home? If you’re like me and think the reading of aged ink on tree shavings is a waste of time then don’t panic, because I have the perfect day out for you. Forget your boring history lessons told by elderly men smoking pipes and get yourself down to the official 1916 Freedom Tour.

The guided tour places the visitor in a 1916 themed military truck, complete with supporting audio visual period footage of key locations of the Easter Rising driven around these sites. The story of the conflict is not only told through the eyes of combatants from both sides but also focuses on the ordinary citizens and workers in the streets of Dublin.  The tour’s aim is of course, to educate and inform visitors from home and abroad of these events and to enhance and elaborate on little known facts of that time for those familiar with the history.  At the same time, the tour gives a truly enjoyable experience to those who are not as au fait with their Nation’s past.

This is a non political, non biased tour and is intended to give those an hour long snapshot of what it was like to live during the bloody battles that were not only to shape the future of Dublin but the Irish Nation. The tour starts and finishes on Merrion Square, opposite Government Buildings and last for one hour as you will visit the key locations of the battle as it unfolded in 1916.

Each tour has a dedicated tour guide. The Guides are dressed in the uniforms of the period from both sides of the conflict and explain the story of the battle as it unfolds and describes the significance of each location.

This tour is not only perfect for tourists or Irish people who would have an interest in the subject but what a great idea for schools, colleges, corporations and office groups.

For more information please check out their site .

But guess what we have two tickets to give away to two lucky readers, all you have to do is answer this question.

Who is the plaque on O Rahilly parade dedicated to? The full name please!

The first one who gets to Wikipedia and sends an email marked “1916Competition” with the answer to will get the prize.  Competition ends Friday 15/05/15 at 5pm.  The winner will be announced on Tuesday the 2nd of June as our Website manager is taking a well deserved holiday (editor’s note)

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