Easter 1916 Commemorations

Easter 1916

This is the principal Easter Sunday State Commemoration Ceremony and Parade to mark the centenary of the 1916 Rising. A reading of the 1916 Proclamation and a parade will take place on Easter Sunday.

The ceremony will begin with the reading of the 1916 proclamation, under the GPO Portico, by a Defence Forces officer.

The President will lay a wreath on behalf of the people of Ireland, followed by a minute’s silence for all those who died. The National Flag on top of the GPO will then be raised to full mast and the ceremony will conclude with the playing of the National Anthem.

The parade which will be led by the Defence Forces will follow the ceremony and commence at St. Stephen’s Green.

This event is open to the public who will be able to view the parade all along the parade route. Large screens will also be available to assist viewing. The parade begins at St. Stephen’s Green at 10am, pausing for the wreath-laying ceremony at the GPO at noon, and concluding at Bolton Street at approximately 3pm.