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.