Step into History-Road to The Rising
Welcome to O'Connell Street, but not as you know it!
As part of Road to The Rising step back in time as the street is pedestrianised for the day. Experience the sights, sounds and people of the capital as they were 100 years ago.
A restored open-front tram, originally built in 1914, will provide a
platform for readings and performances on its top deck throughout the day.
Hitch a ride on our vintage carousel! Experience the romance
of the Edwardians on this spectacle of regal splendour.
Invoke the glories of the Age of Steam as a life size steam engine
makes O’Connell Street its platform for the day, along with a smaller model for children to explore.
Hot Air Balloon
Stationed outside the GPO, a Hot Air Balloon will rise 80ft into
the air – a spectacle not to be missed.Please note: the hot air balloon is weather dependent.
Life in 1915
Actors will be on the street recreating the major milestones of life
a century ago. Witness a fully costumed wedding, before journeying through the Capital at War. Massey Bros. will provide all the pomp and ceremony of a period funeral.
Soak up the atmosphere of the day with a seat on our oversized
Gramophone – a living, breathing monument to music of the period.
Guided Walking Tours
Departing from the James Larkin statue on O’Connell Street every half hour from 11.30.