Dublin city guide: what to see, plus the best hotels, bars and restaurants

As the city marks the centenary of the Easter Rising, our writer finds its free-thinking spirit alive at offbeat museums, bars, restaurants and in its architecture

This is a big year for Ireland and its capital. The country is preparing to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising, a rebellion that culminated in Irish independence, and Dublin is set to be the centre of the commemoration. There have been debates over how 1916 should be celebrated, but O’Connell Street’s neoclassical General Post Office, the de facto headquarters of the insurrection, will be at the centre of things, hosting an immersive exhibition, from 29 March.

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