10/12/2015

1916 Sites & Stories public tours every Saturday and Sunday

The GAA Museum are delighted to announce, due to demand - additional tours have been added to our weekend schedule! We now offer a 12.30pm and 2.30pm tour on Saturday's with a 12.30pm on Sundays.


Did you know that a game of Gaelic Football in the Phoenix Park was in reality cover for an Irish Volunteer operation to invade a nearby British Army Fort on Easter Sunday 1916?

Or that a Swedish seaman arrived at the GPO to assist the Irish rebels as the bullets of the Rising rained down?

How about the fact that looting was prevalent in the city, with the sight of men changing into freshly stolen suits common on the streets?

Find out more about these anecdotes and Dublin during the 1916 Rising in a unique and novel way on the new 1916 Sites & Stories tour. Guides will point out notable landmarks of the Rising from the roof of Croke Park and you’ll see how the rebels moved between key locations.

See notable landmarks from the Rising and see how the rebels moved between key locations.

Combined with unrivalled views of Dublin from 17 storeys high, visitors will hear little-known tales from Easter Week 1916 and learn how those few memorable days changed Ireland’s capital and its people forever. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind tour as the city gears up to mark the 100th Anniversary of the 1916 Rising.

1916 Sites & Stories tours begin on October 10th and will run every Saturday at 12.30 and depart from the GAA Museum. Advance online booking is advised. Check out the Skyline website for further tour information and health and safety advice.

Book tickets here; http://ericsson-skyline.tickets.ie/

Note: 1916 Sites & Stories tours operate on the Ericsson Skyline on the roof of Croke Park in all weather conditions. Please dress appropriately.