The centenary programme is spilt into two strands, with Sunday being a day to reflect and commemorate the events of the Rising, while Monday is more culturally focused, allowing people to experience the Ireland of 1916.

Easter Sunday will be the main focus of the 1916 centenary commemorations. As in previous years, there will be a military led parade through the city centre but this year will see the parade route extended and the number of participants increased.

The parade will set out from St. Stephen's Green at 10.00am, and will arrive at the GPO in advance of the wreath laying ceremony at Noon. This ceremony will begin with a reading of the proclamation, before Michael D. Higgins lays a wreath on behalf of the Irish people, and a minute's silence is held.  Middle and Lower O'Connell will be closed to the general public but the ceremony can be seen on RTE television, or on one of the viewing screens set up throughout the city.  After the ceremony, the parades will continue to its finishing point on Bolton Street.

Wreath laying events will also take place in Kilmainham Gaol and Glasnevin Cemetery.

You can see the full parade route, viewing screen locations and details of transport restrictions on this map.

RTE have organised the day of culture that will take over Dublin on Easter Monday. There is a huge programme of talks, music and theatre in venues all over the city. Many of the events are ticketed, but there are others that will be open to all.

St. Stephen's Green will have several activities to choose from, there will be live music in the bandstand, poetry readings in the Summer House style and 1900s style circus performers and workshops. There will be a family fun day on Merrion Square, a ceili on Earlsfort Terrace, and acts including Kila, The Academic and Lisa O'Neill performing at an all day concert on Lower Fitzwilliam Street.

Over on the Northside, O' Connell Street will be transformed back into Sackville Street for the day, with a focus on remembering the ordinary citizens who were caught up in the 1916 Rising. Joe Duffy will be live broadcasting between 1.30pm and 3.00pm, and there will also be live music from The High Kings, The Celtic Tenors, Sharon Shannon and more.

The Smithfield market of 1916 will also be recreated to allow people to experience what life would have been like 100 years ago. Exhibitors will be demonstrating professions common of the time, there will be vintage fire trucks, ambulances and trams on display, and performers in period costume.

You can view the full schedule of the day's events here.

Other Events
When the official commemorations are over, you continue learning about the Easter Rising at various exhibitions around Dublin. A brand new visitor centre is opening in the GPO on March 29th, which will provide an interactive experience of events. The Ambassador Theatre is currently hosting an exhibition entitled Revolution 1916, while The National Museum , Collins Barracks and The National Gallery of Photography are both have 1916 exhibitions running, which are free of charge.

The Plough and the Stars continues its run in the Abbey Theatre, the National Concert hall present a series of concerts and performances entitled Imagining Home, and a centenary commemoration event will be held in the Bord Gais Energy Theatre and broadcast by RTE.

Events will also be taking place in other counties throughout Ireland.