Attractions and Activities
1916 Freedom Tour
Step aboard a specially converted 1916 themed truck for this unique experiential guided tour. The tour is non-political and non-biased, using supporting period footage to give a truly fascinating and enjoyable insight into the events of 1916. Experience the conflict through the eyes of combatants from both sides, but also from the perspective of the ordinary citizens, workers and business in the streets of Dublin.
Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme Those I belonged to, those I have not forgotten, the irreplaceable ones, they kept their nerve, and they died On 1 July 1916, the 36th (Ulster) Division took part in one of the bloodiest battles in human history. The Battle of the Somme. One hundred years on, the Abbey Theatre presents a major new co-production of Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme directed by Headlong’s Artistic Director, Jeremy Herrin. In the extraordinary circumstances of World War 1, eight ordinary men are changed, changed utterly… This iconic war play by Frank McGuinness is a powerful portrayal of mortality, love and loss.
The Sporting Emporium Casino
Open from 6pm to 6am, 7 nights a week The Sporting Emporium offers Ireland’s premier casino experience. Situated just off Grafton Street and featuring luxurious gaming rooms with the best in live gaming including Blackjack, Roulette, Brag, Punto Banco, Sic Bo and Poker. Enjoy a choice of complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages while playing at the gaming tables. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced player The Sporting Emporium’s professional, friendly team are on hand to assist with all your needs. Quote ‘Boston College’ or ‘Georgia Tech’ at our Reception enjoy: · FREE Membership (usually €25) · A €10 FREE Bet* · A complimentary Budweiser We look forward to welcoming you for a unique night out, in the heart of Dublin. *Over 18s only | T&C’s Apply Photo ID required (Passport or Drivers Licence)
Boston College Ireland
This week you can soar across the beautiful Boston College campus in Chestnut Hill thanks to breathtaking drone footage. Immerse yourself in full 360 degree panoramas of BC’s most evocative buildings. You can also view images from the McMullen Museum’s most recent exhibition, The Arts and Crafts Movement: Making it Irish.
Experience the digital world of Boston College Ireland’s research project Century Ireland. Funded by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Century Ireland is an online historical newspaper that tells the story of the events of Irish life a century ago.
Based in two Georgian buildings on St. Stephen’s Green, BC’s permanent Dublin home will be open to the public from 10.00am-4.00pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of game week. Stop by for a warm Céad Míle Fáilte (a hundred thousand welcomes) from BC staff, and learn more about the work that Boston College Ireland undertakes throughout the year.
Open Wednesday 31st August, Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd September, from 10.00am-4.00pm daily at 43 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2
GPO Witness History Visitor Centre
GPO Witness History is a brand new permanent visitor attraction located in the historical and iconic GPO building on O’Connell Street, Dublin. This highly interactive and spectacular visitor attraction focuses on the 1916 Easter Rising, the aftermath of this rebellion and also how Ireland has developed since. Experience the events from an eyewitness perspective of active participants on both sides and bystanders caught in the middle. This engaging and interactive experience brings history to life though electronic touch screens, video, audio visual booths, sound and authentic artefacts – many previously unseen.Relax afterwards in the café and browse the gift shop which overlooks the courtyard. This iconic venue is also available for private functions and events.
Over the centuries, some 10 million people have left the island of Ireland. Epic Ireland tells the dramatic story of how how these people have spread around the globe, and how they changed the world. Through 20 state of the art galleries, visitors immerse themselves in the stories of some of the most remarkable tales of sacrifice, endurance, adventure, and discovery the world has ever known. Located in The chq Building in the heart of Dublin’s Custom House Quarter, EPIC Ireland brings these amazing stories to life in a unique and spectacular way, never experiences before.
The chq Building, one of Dublin’s most important industrial Georgian buildings houses several cafes and gift shops.
Experience EPIC Ireland and Custom House Quarter through packages specially created for the American Football Fans.