Dublin Bus launches ‘The 1916 Tour – Beyond Barricades’

By: | Published: March 10, 2016 5:04 PM

‘The 1916 Tour - Beyond Barricades’, the latest addition to Dublin Bus Tours has been launched in Ireland

Dublin Bus‘The 1916 Tour – Beyond Barricades’, the latest addition to Dublin Bus Tours has been launched in Ireland. It was launched by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe.

Speaking at the launch of the tour, Donohoe said, “1916 is undoubtedly the most renowned period in our country’s history. As we approach the centenary of the week that led to the birth of the Irish State, people are looking to find out more about the events surrounding the rising, any possible family connections to what went on and the experiences of the men and women who fought at the GPO and other landmark sites. Dublin Bus’ 1916 Tour Bus is a welcome addition to the commercial services the company already has in place and promises an accurate and convincing portrayal of the rebellion to Dubliners and those coming from further afield.”

Ray Coyne, CEO, Dublin Bus, added, “2016 is a year of great celebration in our capital city and we felt that The 1916 Tour – Beyond Barricades would be the perfect addition to our sightseeing tours offering. The tour guarantees historical accuracy from script to costumes, on board a specially designed bus that transports you back to 1916 from the get go. ANU Productions, specialists in historical dramas, were a natural choice to help set this tour apart from other 1916 tours.”

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