Easter Monday, 2016

Reflecting the Rising was a respectful & ambitious commemoration of Ireland’s most profound historical moment. The streets of Dublin were immersed in live music, dance & re-enactments, while some of Ireland’s most culturally prolific buildings hosted a range of workshops & lectures.

Magnum Events was chartered by RTÉ, Ireland’s national broadcaster, to bring their programme of events to life across the city of Dublin by creating an uplifting, reverential way for the general public to commemorate and understand the events of Easter 1916

Our primary objective was to design locations to accommodate expected attendances of nearly 750,000 people. Coupled with 5 large-scale outdoor locations spread throughout the City, over 75 iconic & diverse venues such as the Four Courts, City Hall, Gaiety, Freemasons & Smithfield Fruit Market hosted a range of activities.



Unprecedented in terms of size & scale in Ireland, ensuring that every interest was catered for to ensure maximum value the programme included:

  • Workshops
  • Lectures
  • Live broadcasts on TV & radio
  • Walking tours
  • Classic Car shows
  • Film screenings
  • Traditional and contemporary music
  • Parades
  • Street theatre
  • Live re-enactments
  • Artistic installations
For more information on RTE Reflecting the Rising click HERE to visit the website.