Channels of Communication – Controlling the Narrative in 1916
Managing the narrative has always been part of politics and, at times of rebellion and revolution, it’s vital. The means of communication used during the Easter Rising – newspapers and telegrams, telephones and special messengers – may look quaint compared with today’s social media, but controlling them determined the outcome of the Rising. The GPO was the communications giant of its day and its staff played a vital part in the rebellion, some sabotaging and some maintaining communication channels. Starting at the GPO to consider how rebels planned to sever Dublin’s links with London and provide an opportunity to read a few lines of the 1916 Proclamation in front of the GPO, the tour will make its way over the Liffey passing the old telephone exchange in Temple Bar and finish up at Dublin Castle where GPO confidential staff worked throughout the rebellion.
Meeting point: GPO, O’Connell Street Lower, Dublin, D01 F5P2
Tour times: 4pm and 6pm, lasting one hour each.
Bookings for this tour will go live at 10am on Tuesday, 5th September, when the full Culture Night Supported Tours Programme is published. Booking is essential for these tours as places are limited.