1916 commemorative museums to be built in Dublin this year
Two museums are to be built in Dublin this year in order to commemorate the Easter Rising of 1916. The new museums will be located at the GPO on O’Connell Street and at the National Monument on Moore Street. The designs and plans to restore the National Monument buildings on Moore Street and convert them into a 1916 commemorative sight have been given to the relevant authorities.
The 1916 visitor centre at the GPO has already secured planning permission by An Post and the work on the new museum is to begin later this year. The museum at the GPO on O’Connell Street is expected to cost about €5 million to construct. Then new facility is expected to include a cafe and “sculpture court” as well as a two-storey exhibition centre open to the public.