April 24th 1916. The Easter Rising begins. The Easter Rising is the seminal moment of modern Irish history. This acclaimed audio guide immerses you in the action as you walk around Dublin City centre. Hear the gunfire as you are taken to some of the key positions in the uprising, including O’Connell Street, the General Post Office, Moore Street and the Garden of Remembrance. Learn about the main protagonists and their tragic and bloody end. A truly unforgettable experience, you will never look at Dublin City in the same way again.
The guide is packed with original music and sound effects to help you immerse yourself in this key moment in Irish history. The guide will also give you the background to the Rising, and explains what caused this group of young men and women to take such drastic action. It will put you centre stage as Commandant Michael Mallin and his detachment seize control of St. Stephen’s Green, you will hear the gunfire as a small group of seventeen Irish volunteers battled to hold back an entire British regiment at Mount Street Bridge, and you will experience the constant barrage of artillery that faced Padraig Pearse, James Connolly and the other volunteers in the main stronghold in the GPO. This guide also attempts to put you in the shoes of ordinary Dubliners, who woke to find their streets occupied by what many of them saw as a group of troublemakers and idealists who were putting everyone in the city at risk.
The audio tour is in the form of a MP3 download that can be transferred onto smartphones, iPods and all MP3 players. The tour begins at St. Stephen’s Green and ends at The Garden of Remembrance, and lasts for 40 minutes. Our audioguide is available from our website at www.abartaaudioguides.com and you can also find it on iTunes, Amazon Mp3, Eircom Music Hub, Spotify and Sony Music Unlimited.