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.”

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.”

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

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