The home of the GAA Croke Park in Dublin was the scene for the dramatic pageant 'Aiséiri' which ran during Easter Week 1966.

The pageant depicted the Irish struggle from 1798 to the establishment of the first Dáil in 1919. 'Aiséiri' was written and directed by Abbey Theatre producer, Tomás MacAnna and ran for a week. Among the cast were Michael MacLiammoir as 'The Voice of History', Ray McAnally as Patrick Pearse and Cecil Sheridan as Jim Larkin.

The audience were seated in the Hogan Stand and the action took place on the pitch in front of a large set that included an exterior of the General Post Office. The Irish Army supervised the pyrotechnics and an electronic display gave the audience a written account of the action.