Day 2: Dublin & 1916 Rising
Today, we learn about the most infamous Rebellion in Irish history, the 1916 Easter Rising. The Easter Rising (Irish: Éirí Amach na Cásca) was an insurrection staged in Ireland during Easter Week, 1916. The Rising was mounted by Irish republicans with the aim of ending British rule in Ireland and establishing an Irish Republic. Afterwards, we visit Kilmainham Jail which was built in 1796 and has an unique place in Irish History. It was here Irish Rebellions who fought against the English occupation of Ireland were imprisoned and where many of them died. To conclude, we enjoy a colourful 1916 walking tour of Dublin to learn more about the events of that week. In the afternoon, we drive to Meath where we visit the Battle of the Boyne Interpretive Centre to learn about this famous battle, still celebrated in Ireland today. Later, we make our way to County Cavan where we will stay overnight. Accommodation at the 4* Cabra Castle Hotel or similar. Breakfast and Dinner inclusive.