To those interested

On the 12th January last the NLI announced its partnership with the Google Cultural Institute's 1916 virtual tour ` Dublin Rising 1916-2016`, as part of the Ireland 2016 centenary programme

This is a virtual city streets tour exploring the iconic places, people and stories of 100 years ago, narrated by actor Colin Farrell and featuring exhibitions from six prestigious cultural institutions. As well as bringing viewers worldwide to parts of Dublin synonymous with the Rising, the interactive Google Street View tour also offers unique access to important historical and cultural resource material
The visitors will stop at city centre locations as they are today, hear what happened there and click to explore photos, stories and witness statements

Google's new virtual experience has been created in partnership with the National Library of Ireland, Military Archives, Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, the Abbey Theatre, the Royal Irish Academy and Trinity College Dublin Library alongside Century Island

The Dublin Rising 1916-2016 Tour can be accessed at :

With thanks to Irish Roots