Relatives of those involved in the 1916 Rising have held a wreath-laying ceremony in the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin.

Seven great grandchildren of those who took part in the Easter Rising laid lilies at the garden.

The chairman of the 1916 Relatives Association called on the public and the diaspora to engage with them to keep commemorations going into the future.

After the main ceremony a group of relatives walked to Moore Street, calling on the Government to drop its appeal against a High Court judgment protecting 1916 heritage battlefield sites on Moore Street and the surrounding lanes.

The 1916 Rising will be commemorated with a military ceremony on O'Connell Street in Dublin tomorrow.  

The ceremony, which will be led by President Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach Enda Kenny, will involve prayers of remembrance, a reading of the Proclamation and the laying of a wreath by the President.

The ceremony begins at midday and will be covered live on rte.ie/news and RTÉ News Now.