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Win Tickets to Revolution 1916 – Ambassador

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We have two tickets to give away to two lucky winners for Revolution at the Ambassador for Wednesday, March 2nd.

To be in with a chance of winning –

Email nomoreworkhorse@gmail.com, mark the subject line in the mail Revolution and include your name and day time phone number. All entrants must be over 18 and tickets are non-transferable. Closing date for entries is Wednesday the 17th Feb, at 1pm.

“At midday every day a uniformed “Patrick Pearse” will read aloud the 1916 Proclamation outside the Ambassador in what is sure to become an iconic image of the centenary year.”

REVOLUTION 1916 – The Original & Authentic Exhibition
Ambassador Theatre, O’Connell St, Dublin
Opens 27 February 2016

VISITOR INFORMATION

Dates and Times: Open daily from 10.00am to 6pm from 27 February 2016 for a limited time only
Tickets: From €15 for adults / from €12 for children. Note ticket prices include booking fee
Ticket Outlets:  Available from Ticketmaster and venue box office
Telephone bookings: Tel 24 hrs: 0818 719 300 (ROI) | Tel: 0844 277 4455 (N Ireland)

Celebrate the Centenary by paying a visit to the must see REVOLUTION 1916 The Original & Authentic Exhibition in the Ambassador Theatre O’Connell St Dublin which opens 27 February 2016. Tickets for the exhibition, priced from €15, with concessions, are available now through Ticketmaster.

A fitting location for the exhibition, the Ambassador Theatre was formerly the Rotunda Rink and dates back to 1764. It was here on 25 November 1913 that the Irish Volunteers held a mass meeting and many volunteers who took part in the 1916 Rising signed up.

During the 1916 Rising, the Ambassador was the backdrop for the famous image of British Soldiers posing with the captured Irish Republic flag held upside down and inside out. Beside the building is where the captured rebels from the G.P.O. and Four Courts garrisons were held out overnight at the front of the Rotunda.

The exhibition will feature the largest private collection of 1916 artefacts, with over 500 items on display, on loan from the Irish Volunteers Commemorative Organisation (IVCO). Exhibits will include an original 1916 Proclamation, uniforms from the Irish Volunteers, Cumann na mBan and na Fianna, 1916 weapons including Howth Mausers, German Lugers, Peter the Painter C96 machine pistol as favoured by Patrick Pearse, French Bayonets and even the actual door handle of the G.P.O. from 1916.

The exhibition will use the 1916 Proclamation as its overall theme and will examine the “six times during the past three hundred years they have asserted it in arms” as the lead up to the events of 1916. A series of sets will take the visitor through the main locations of the 1916 Rising including The G.P.O., Moore St, and recreating the 1916 Kilmainham landing and walk to the stonebreakers yard.

The role of The Irish and Fenian Republican Brotherhood since its formation in 1858 to the establishment of Sovereignty 60 years later after the 1918 elections will be presented in the exhibition. The ratification of the 1916 Proclamation by the First Dáil Éireann on 21st January 1919 with the Declaration of Independence will be featured along with the original sovereign seal.

At midday every day a uniformed “Patrick Pearse” will read aloud the 1916 Proclamation outside the Ambassador in what is sure to become an iconic image of the centenary year.

“We have put together a special school tour package with student tickets priced at just €8 and each tour booking will receive study notes on the Easter Rising compiled by James Connolly Heron, the great grandson of 1916 leader James Connolly.” said Exhibition spokesperson Bartle D’Arcy.

REVOLUTION 1916 The Original & Authentic Exhibition opens on 27th February 2016 and tickets are on sale now on Ticketmaster and are priced from €15 with concessions for Students, OAP and the Unemployed.

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