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of the 1916 Rising and Other Events in Ireland and Overseas

Flag Raising at the Ambassador Theatre 21/11/15

REVOLUTION 1916 The Original & Authentic Exhibition 

Raising of the Flags of the Participants in the 1916 Rising 

Takes place this Saturday at the Ambassador Theatre 

REVOLUTION 1916 The Original & Authentic Exhibition are set to raise the flags on the Ambassador Theatre this Saturday. Current representatives of each of the organisations that took part in 1916 will raise their flag.

 

Join us at 1pm on Saturday November 21st at the Ambassador Theatre for the raising of the flags of the participants in the 1916 Rising. Raising the flag of Na Fianna Éireann, 11 year old Brian O’Ciarnain from the Finglas Historical Society. Raising the flag of Cumann na mBan, 17 year old Carla Cowley Ralph the great granddaughter of Molly O’Reilly who raised the Irish Flag over Liberty Hall in 1916 at the same age. Raising the flag of the Irish Citizen Army, James Connolly Heron the great grandson of James Connolly who founded the I.C.A.

 

Raising the flag of the Irish Volunteers, the Irish Volunteers Commemorative Organisation President Garry O’Brien. Raising the Tri colour on behalf of The Irish Republican Brotherhood their President Billy McGuire, Guard of Honour for Flag Raising.

 

After the Flag Raising the 1916 Proclamation will be read aloud outside the Theatre by a uniformed Patrick Pearse and when the Exhibition opens on 27th February 2016 this will occur daily at 12 midday and will become an iconic symbol of the centenary year.
Date: This Saturday 21 November

Assemble Time: 1pm

 

Running Order:

1.15pm: Na Fianna and Cumann na mBan flags raised on the Ambassador Theatre roof.

1.30pm: The 3 main flags raised from the street.

1.40pm Proclamation Reading

Celebrate the Centenary by paying a visit to the must see REVOLUTION 1916 The Original & Authentic Exhibition in the Ambassador Theatre O’Connell St Dublin which opens 27 February 2016. Tickets for the exhibition, priced from €15, with concessions, are available now through Ticketmaster.

A fitting location for the exhibition, the Ambassador Theatre was formerly the Rotunda Rink and dates back to 1764. It was here on 25 November 1913 that the Irish Volunteers held a mass meeting and many volunteers who took part in the 1916 Rising signed up. During the 1916 Rising, the Ambassador was the backdrop for the famous image of British Soldiers posing with the captured Irish Republic flag held upside down and inside out.

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Full Press Release:

REVOLUTION 1916 

The Original & Authentic Exhibition

Ambassador Theatre, O’Connell St, Dublin

Opens 27 February 2016

Celebrate the Centenary by paying a visit to the must see REVOLUTION 1916 The Original & Authentic Exhibition in the Ambassador Theatre O’Connell St Dublin which opens 27 February 2016. Tickets for the exhibition, priced from €15, with concessions, are available now through Ticketmaster.

 

A fitting location for the exhibition, the Ambassador Theatre was formerly the Rotunda Rink and dates back to 1764. It was here on 25 November 1913 that the Irish Volunteers held a mass meeting and many volunteers who took part in the 1916 Rising signed up.

 

During the 1916 Rising, the Ambassador was the backdrop for the famous image of British Soldiers posing with the captured Irish Republic flag held upside down and inside out. Beside the building is where the captured rebels from the G.P.O. and Four Courts garrisons were held out overnight at the front of the Rotunda.

 

The exhibition will feature the largest private collection of 1916 artefacts, with over 500 items on display, on loan from the Irish Volunteers Commemorative Organisation (IVCO). Exhibits will include an original 1916 Proclamation, uniforms from the Irish Volunteers, Cumann na mBan and na Fianna, 1916 weapons including Howth Mausers, German Lugers, Peter the Painter C96 machine pistol as favoured by Patrick Pearse, French Bayonets and even the actual door handle of the G.P.O. from 1916.

 

The exhibition will use the 1916 Proclamation as its overall theme and will examine the “six times during the past three hundred years they have asserted it in arms” as the lead up to the events of 1916. A series of sets will take the visitor through the main locations of the 1916 Rising including The G.P.O., Moore St, and recreating the 1916 Kilmainham landing and walk to the stonebreakers yard.

 

The role of The Irish and Fenian Republican Brotherhood since its formation in 1858 to the establishment of Sovereignty 60 years later after the 1918 elections will be presented in the exhibition. The ratification of the 1916 Proclamation by the First Dáil Éireann on 21st January 1919 with the Declaration of Independence will be featured along with the original sovereign seal.

 

At midday every day a uniformed “Patrick Pearse” will read aloud the 1916 Proclamation outside the Ambassador in what is sure to become an iconic image of the centenary year.

 

We have put together a special school tour package with student tickets priced at just €8 and each tour booking will receive study notes on the Easter Rising compiled by James Connolly Heron, the great grandson of 1916 leader James Connolly.” said Exhibition spokesperson Bartle D’Arcy.

 

Demand for tickets for this must see exhibition will be high next year with Dublin set to have over four million overseas visitors alone. Tickets to the exhibition will be date stamped on the Easter Feast Weekend and for all anniversary dates relating to the Rising and will become a memento of your visit in the Centenary Year.

 

REVOLUTION 1916 The Original & Authentic Exhibition opens on 27th February 2016 and tickets are on sale now on Ticketmaster and are priced from €15 with concessions for Students, OAP and the Unemployed.

 

VISITOR INFORMATION

Dates and Times: Open daily from 10.00am to 6pm from 27 February 2016 for a limited time only
Tickets: From €15 for adults / from €12 for children. Note ticket prices include booking fee
Ticket Outlets:  Available from Ticketmaster and venue box office 
Telephone bookings: Tel 24 hrs: 0818 719 300 (ROI) | Tel: 0844 277 4455 (N Ireland)

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