Dublin Rising 1916-2016 Street View

Putting our heritage on the map

Creative | Digital Innovation

Google Street View invites the wanderer in each of us to suss out more of the world with just a click of a mouse or a finger’s scroll. Created alongside our mates in Century Ireland, the National Archives of Ireland, the National Library of Ireland and Google, Dublin Rising made the events of the Easter Rising accessible to audiences at home and abroad in a totally unique way.

Through a combination of carefully sourced archive images, previously unseen film footage, personal stories and witness statements, we helped bring the story of this seminal moment in Ireland’s history to life. Narrated by Colin Farrell, Dublin Rising was one of the most popular projects of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme. The day it was released the hashtag #DublinRising trended on Twitter and the site was shared across almost all news outlets throughout the country.

Take the virtual tour here.