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1916 Rebellion Walking Tour

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  • 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
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1916 Rebellion Walking Tour
From US$ 15.30
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1916 Rebellion Walking Tour
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Overview

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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Reviews (27)

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Reviewed yesterday
Make sure you take this walking tour!

Lorcan Collins was incredible. His knowledge of the subject, as evidenced by his books & passion for Ireland comes through with every word & gesture. He thoughtfully answers every question with historical significance & expertise. I'm glad I bought one of his books too.

Thank MitchellYCohen
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
A terrific tour

The 1916 Rebellion tour was fantastic. My partner and I learnt a great deal and are inspired to learn more We were lucky enough to have Lorcan Collins share his expert knowledge on the many facets that contributed to Ireland’s struggle for independence. Lorcan presents...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
A must for anyone interested in history

Our tour guide was very well informed and has even written several books about the 1916 uprising. He was a gifted storyteller with a great sense of humor. We learned a lot and enjoyed the tour.

2  Thank Peter R
Reviewed 1 week ago
Not to be missed

I participated on this tour on Friday 8th June. Liz was an excellent guide, good humoured, knowledgeable and with a clear voice that penetrated the city traffic. I did the tour in 2005 and enjoyed it so much I had to go again. Whether you're...More

1  Thank petergreenhill
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Entertaining and informative

We booked the tour as this incident is incredibly interesting, so we had some prior knowledge of what occurred but Lorcan's educated and highly entertaining deliver, in the actual location of the events, was totally worthwhile! 13 euros? A bargain!

Thank Jenko1967
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Jane L
20 May 2018|
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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.
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