Google maps 1916 Rising sites with a virtual tour

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has officially launched a new interactive Google tour that allows users to virtually visit the key sites and explore the events of the 1916 Easter Rising.

Narrated by Dubliner Colin Farrell, the tour, Dublin Rising 1916-2016, offers access to a host of rare and previously unpublished material.

Using Google technology, users can tour central Dublin locations as they are today and through photos, stories and witness statements, they can relive the sights and sounds of the uprising as they unfolded 100 years ago.

At the launch in Google’s Dublin HQ last night, Mr Kenny said the online exhibition would help to “preserve our history”.

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