Road to the Rising Festival to send Dublin back in time

O'Connell Street in Dublin will be transformed this Easter Monday when the 'Road to the Rising' festival recreates the a 1916 streetscape in the heart of the city. 

As well as sending the thoroughfare back in time, a recreation of some of the events that led to the Easter Rising will also take place on the streets. 

Throughout the day, organisers are promising street performances, vintage exhibitions, talks, tours and broadcasts as people step back in time. Film, theatre, music and family events will be spread throughout the day.

'Road to the Rising is a fantastic platform through which Irish people can approach the events of 1916 in a way that is interesting and engaging for all ages,' said Heather Humphreys Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. 

The event will serve as a precursor to the launch of the Ireland 2016 campaign which will take the lead as the national initiative to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising. 

Throughout the day there will be over 60 talks, exhibitions and live RTE broadcasts exploring all aspects of social, political and cultural life during the period. 

A live stage will also pop-up featuring some of the country's best known performers including Jack L and The High Kings. 

Click here for more information on the full programme of events.