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Dublin: 15 °C Monday 6 July, 2020

You can step into the Dublin of 1916 thanks to this new website

An interactive map lets people explore sites such as the GPO, Liberty Hall, St Stephen’s Green and Dublin Castle.

A NEW WEBSITE has been launched that gives people the opportunity to view Dublin as it was in 1916.

Lord Mayor Críona Ní Dhálaigh launched The City and the Rising today. It includes photos and 3D graphics, as well as written information about what took place in various locations in the capital at the time of the Easter Rising.

gpo 3d Source: Dublin City Rising

An interactive map lets users explore the Dublin of 1916 and inspect sites such as the GPO, Liberty Hall, St Stephen’s Green and Dublin Castle.

sackvillestreet-gpo GPO Source: National Library of Ireland

gpo Source: Dublin City Rising

sackvillestreet-dublinbreadcompany The Dublin Bread Company Source: National Library of Ireland

Ní Dhálaigh described the site as “visually striking, emotionally engaging and highly memorable”.

The website was developed on behalf of the Planning and Property Development Department of Dublin City Council.

gpo Source: Dublin City Rising

Jim Keogan, assistant chief executive of the department, said: “This interactive map created by NOHO Ltd allows users to see how the streets and buildings of the city shaped one of the most important episodes in Irish history.

The sites at Sackville Street, Moore Street, Dublin Castle, St Stephen’s Green and Mount Street Bridge have been reconstructed as 3D virtual environments to give a real life experience of that time.

city hall Source: Dublin City Rising

The website can be viewed here.

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