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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 4 days ago via mobile
A bit of history

A great walking tour of the 1916 Easter Uprising that led to Ireland’s independence (eventually). Tour guide was very knowledgeable and able to answer all our questions. Lorcan (guide) appreciates and fact embodies the history and spirit of 1916.

1  Thank John Y
Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing tour with fabulous guide

we did this tour on our last morning in Dublin and so glad we did. Our tour guide Liz was absolutely wonderful, she was so knowledgeable and approachable and happy to answer all our questions. She really brought the history to life - wished we...More

1  Thank Tessywessy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent historical and geographical overview

Loved our walking tour on Tuesday the 26th of July. Rory was a knowledgeable and friendly guide. Seeing the actual sites and spaces where the fighting occurred made the books I’ve read for years real to me.

1  Thank Daniel F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great intro to Dublin

Well worth it, guide was obviously passionate about the city, Ireland, and its history, and is a published historian that was able to add lots of side notes and commentary. Well worth it to learn about the Easter uprising and some of Dublin’s rich history.

2  Thank A-MacGEO
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
An overview of Dublin through the context of 1916

Conor was so informative, approachable and pleasant, and clearly so enthusiastic about the material it made it even more engaging. He touched on so many facets about the uprising beyond just the "who what when where"--the role of labor unions, women, the arts. He also...More

2  Thank kwlikethecolor
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Jane L
20 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.