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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.

Reviews (60)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great tour. The guide is very knowledgeable and passionate about Irish history. Would absolutely recommend to anyone visiting Dublin.

2  Thank stevenspaulr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bringing history to life

I took the 1916 walking tour on my first morning in Dublin. It truly is a wonderful introduction--but I think it would have helped if I had been a bit more oriented to the city before taking the tour, so would have had a better...More

1  Thank Janet M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A “must” when in Dublin

A very interesting and informative tour led by Lorcan Collins, a knowledgeable and passionate guide who brought the group to several important stops in downtown Dublin while explaining their significance along the way. Thank you Lorcan for bringing history to life.

2  Thank Regberg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fabulous education! And with (gentle) exercise!

This was a brightly illuminating tour, in our case led by Dr. Conor McNamara, a 1916 Scholar in Residence at the National University of Ireland, Galway. His energy and ability to vividly portray the powerful and occasionally comic events of the Rising while we walked...More

2  Thank Pastel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fantastic tour with Lorcan

There may not be a more passionate, authoritative voice on the Easter rebellion than our guide Lorcan. He's led tours for over 20 years and has written books on the subject. I was concerned about the walking, but he leads at a conservative pace so...More

1  Thank phelpsjon1
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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.