BOOKED OUT: "Register Your Treasures" with the National Library at the GPO on Easter Monday
On Easter Monday 2015, O’Connell Street becomes an Edwardian thoroughfare, evoking the atmosphere of the capital in 1915.
We are delighted to partner with RTE, An Post, and Dublin City Council for "RTÉ Road to the Rising", which explores Ireland on the eve of Revolution, as well as the ideas, people and the socio-economic forces which would shape the events of Easter Week 1916.
As part of the day of activities, a team led by the National Library of Ireland will be on hand at a special event in the GPO to register items of interest from 1916. If you have family possessions that were connected to the Easter Rising in 1916, we would be very grateful if you could share details of them with us on 6 April.
We will be recording the details of the material you have, and inviting you to discuss how it can be made more widely available through the digitisation and oral history projects planned by the National Library of Ireland and An Post/the GPO over the next 12 months.
Genealogists and other experts will also be on hand to help you discover more, and everyone who attends will receive a special souvenir on the day.
Booking is essential for this special event as places are extremely limited so don't delay and register now, at roadtotherising.eventbrite.com
For more details on the packed free programme of activities, seewww.rte.ie/1916