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Role bicycle played in 1916 Rising to be commemorated at Bike Week

A 1916 Rising commemorative cycle is planned between Rathfarnham and Crumlin on the last Sunday of Bike Week, which this year will run from June 11 to 19.

“This year to mark the centenary of the 1916 Rising, South Dublin County Council, in partnership with Dublin City Council, is holding a very special commemorative cycle from the Pearse Museum in St Enda’s Park, Rathfarnham to Eamon Ceannt Park in Crumlin. The cycle will mark the role that the bicycle played in the Rising as volunteers left what was Scoil Eanna on the morning of Easter Monday and made their way by bike into the city centre to participate in the rebellion,” said a spokesperson for South Dublin County Council.

The council added: “The 1916 Commemoration Cycle will take place on Sunday June 19 at 11.30am, preceded by a free tour of the museum and a talk by the museum curator. At the finish at Eamon Ceannt Park/ Sundrive Park there will also be a brief talk about the role of Eamon Ceannt and Joseph Plunkett, who’s family had an estate where volunteers trained at nearby Larkfield.”

The council said that the cycle is free of charge and is around 5km in length or 10km return and “will be a leisurely cycle ideally suited to all levels of participants”.

To register visit the event’s page. And for more information contact South Dublin County Sports Partnership office at or phone 086 0441071. is reader-funded journalism. That means it's funded by readers like you.

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