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'Irish Rising' guided tour

In this free guided tour, see rare material and artefacts that explore the pivotal and far-reaching 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin.

Irish War News, Dublin, 25 April 1916, State Library Victoria
16 July 2016, 12:30pm1:00pm
17 July 2016, 12:30pm1:00pm
19 July 2016, 12:30pm1:00pm
21 July 2016, 12:30pm1:00pm
23 July 2016, 12:30pm1:00pm
24 July 2016, 12:30pm1:00pm
26 July 2016, 12:30pm1:00pm
28 July 2016, 12:30pm1:00pm
30 July 2016, 12:30pm1:00pm
31 July 2016, 12:30pm1:00pm
BookingsBookings not required, except for groups
Location Various regional galleries (see locations and dates below)

Join a free guided tour to revisit the tumultuous days of the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin – a pivotal moment in the Irish struggle for independence from Great Britain.

Discover rare material and artefacts exploring the Irish context of the Rising and its impact in Australia, where it helped turn the tide against WWI conscription. 

The Irish Rising: 'A terrible beauty is born' display is open daily in the Blue Rotunda of the Cowen Gallery.

Tours are held from 12.30pm to 1pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, except public holidays.

The Library's Irish Rising display and programs are presented in partnership with University of Melbourne. The University will host an international academic conference on 7–8 April to explore the impact of the Easter Rising.

Note: This tour is for the general public. For school tours, browse our range of programs for primary and secondary school groups, led by education professionals.