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1916 Rebellion Walking Tour

  • Maximize time spent in Dublin with this interactive walking tour
  • Learn about Ireland’s rebellion from a local
  • See top landmarks including Dublin Castle and the General Post Office
1916 Rebellion Walking Tour
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1916 Rebellion Walking Tour

Learn about the 1916 Rebellion in Dublin with this interactive walking tour. Avoid the hassle of navigating and follow your guide to important landmarks including City Hall and Dublin Castle. See bullet holes marking the exterior of the General Post Office and hear stories from a local about revolutionary figures including James Connolly and Michael Collins.

What to Expect

Meet your guide at the International Bar in the heart of Dublin. The tour begins with an introduction to the history of the revolutionary period in Ireland, beginning with the Irish Famine of the 1840s and culminating in the 1916 Rising.

The first stop on this walking tour is Trinity College, followed by Old Parliament and a stroll over the Rosie Hackett Bridge. Here the guide shares stories about the women of the revolution, from Countess Markievicz to Rosie Hackett. The guide also points out Liberty Hall and explains the role of James Connolly in the 1916 rising.

The tour continues at Daniel O’Connell’s memorial and then at Jim Larkin’s statue. History comes to life in seeing the bullet and shrapnel holes still marking the exterior of the General Post Office on O’Connell Street.

Learn about this tumultuous time in Irish history as you walk to see one of Michael Collins’ offices, the Henry Grattan Bridge, and City Hall. The final stop is a visit to Dublin Castle, the seat of the British Administration before 1922.

The tour finishes at Dublin Castle, but participants are invited back to the International Bar for an optional refreshment or lunch.

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Reviewed yesterday
Fascinating tour

Absolutely brilliant 2 hour walking tour of the 1916 rebellion which covers the historical, political and cultural causes which ultimately led to the uprising as well as the rebellion itself. Donal was a fantastic orator (as a history lecturer I imagine this stands him in...More

Thank Louise P
Reviewed 4 days ago
Uni prof

A history professor at a university for your own tour of the city? That’s pretty great... we had a huge group show up for th tour but he handled it well and people felt free to ask questions. Highly recommend.

2  Thank Sara P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Living and walking through history

Lorcan is a fantastic teacher! He is passionate and extraordinarily knowledgeable about the uprising, rebellion and civil war. My wife and I made it a point to return back with Lorcan to purchase a signed copy of his book, 1916. Don’t miss this tour if...More

1  Thank drelijah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fascinating couple of hours, delivered by Liz our very knowledgeable guide. Liz provided background of my Great Grandfather’s battle at South Dublin Union and advised on further reading and online historical resource of real interest to me.

2  Thank annmarie7108
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Enthusiastic engaging guide

Rory gave an excellent overview of the Easter Uprising and the principal participants. He was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. It was one of the highlights of our visit

2  Thank Margaret K
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Jane L
21 May 2018|
Response from _samuel_ingram | Reviewed this property |
The walk lasts about two hours or a little bit more as I recall but not exhausting as frequent stops. I have some difficulty physically with walking distances or too fast but I had no issues.