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The 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising makes Dublin one of the top places to travel this year, according to The New York Times.

The Irish capital city came in number 22 on the newspaper’s list of “52 Places to Go in 2016.”

Kilmainham Gaol. Credit: Creative Commons

Kilmainham Gaol. Credit: Creative Commons

The New York Times reported on some of the highlights of the centenary: “Richmond Barracks, where the Rising leaders were court-martialed, will open an exhibition center. Nearby Kilmainham Gaol, the dramatic-looking prison where most of the leaders were executed, will unveil its restored Regency-style courthouse. The National Concert Hall will turn three rooms, site of the historic Treaty Debates, into a 130-seat performance space.”

Dublin's National Concert Hall

Dublin's National Concert Hall

Also mentioned is the National Gallery of Ireland, which is expected to undergo an extensive refurbishment.

National Gallery of Ireland. Credit: Creative Commons

National Gallery of Ireland. Credit: Creative Commons

Tell us, is Dublin on your destination to do list this year?

For more Dublin travel ideas, check out IrishCentral's list of Dublin's top tourist attractions, or the ten best free attractions in Dublin