New Walk in Dublin Traces the Politics and History of Modern Ireland

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A new walking seminar explores the historical and political forces behind the 1916 Easter Rising, and its enduring legacy in Dublin.

Context Travel, organizer of critically acclaimed walking tours, reflects upon the 1916 Easter Rising this year with the launch of 1916: The Easter Rising and Making of Ireland. This new seminar chronicles this crucial turning point in politics, identity, and independence, as well as the aftermath which is still evident today. 

New Walk in Dublin Traces the Politics and History of Modern Ireland
The walk, entitled 1916: THE EASTER RISING AND MAKING OF IRELAND examines how the modern Irish state emerged through elements of empire, colonialism, monarchy, and rebellion. In the company of an Irish historian, we will discuss the social and cultural forces at play, the key figures, the divisions within the city, and the daily life of Dubliners. 
The walk begins at the former Houses of Parliament, then moves on to Dublin Castle, Gratton Bridge, Millennium Bridge, and finishes up at the General Post Office.
“We’re excited to be offering a much needed political and historical approach to Ireland’s history” says Sheila O’Donnell, member of Context’s UK/Ireland team. “Dublin has evolved rapidly over the past 100 years. It’s important to understand both the reality and the mythology surrounding 1916, and what it means to the Dublin of yesterday and today.” 

New Walk in Dublin Traces the Politics and History of Modern Ireland
1916: THE EASTER RISING AND THE MAKING OF IRELAND lasts three hours and is available Monday through Saturday. Group walks cost €85 per person. Private tours cost €300 per party. As with all Context walking seminars, both group and private walks are limited to (6) six participants and are led by a credentialed expert.

New Walk in Dublin Traces the Politics and History of Modern Ireland


Founded by National Geographic writer Paul Bennett and designer Lani Bevacqua, Context Travel is a network of English-speaking scholars and professionals, including art historians, writers, architects and gastronomes, who organize and lead “walking seminars” in twenty-one world cities, including: FlorenceRome, VeniceNaplesParisLondonEdinburgh, Madrid, BarcelonaBerlinNew YorkPhiladelphiaBoston, Washington, D.C., IstanbulAthens, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Shanghai, Amsterdam, Beijing, Tokyo and Kyoto.

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