Things to do this Easter weekend

There's lots on for the long weekend

So it’s a long weekend, meaning plenty of time to get out & about! If you’re stuck for something to do this Easter weekend, worry no more, we’ve got you covered!

1916 Easter Rising Parade 

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To make the centenary of the 1916 Rising, a parade will take place in Dublin city on Sunday. The ceremony will start with a reading of the 1916 proclamation outside the GPO, the President will lay a wreath for the people of Ireland and then there will be a parade led by the Defence Forces.

Easter Egg Hunt

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Head along to Blackrock Community Centre this Saturday for an easter egg hunt, followed by tea and coffee. Not only is there chocolately treats galore up for grabs, but there’s also prizes up for grabs on the day, including that for best costume. It’s free, and suitable for children, adults – and even dogs are allowed! Count us in.

1916 Cocktails



The Rising-themed cocktail menu in The Westin sound amazing – and the location is the perfect setting for a slice of history as it is located in an old bank vault which was once a Royal Irish Constabulary station where Michael Collins was held.

Pub Crawl -1916 style!

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Want to head for a few drinks? Why not do it on this fun pub crawl which features several famous Dublin pubs associated with the Rising – such as The Swan,  The Old Stand, The Capstan Bar, The Cobblestone, The Confession Box, and The Gravediggers.

RTÉ – Reflecting The Rising 


Held on Easter Monday, this day out organised by the national broadcaster is jam-packed with fun events, including music, food markets, exhibitions and dramatic performances. All the deets are available here.


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