1916 Rebellion Walking Tour

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Duration: 2 hours

Departs: Dublin, Dublin

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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The 1916 Rebellion Walking Tour was founded in 1996 by Lorcan Collins, author, historian and Dubliner. This two hour walking tour meets daily at The International Bar where participants receive a copy of the 1916 Proclamation and some explanatory literature. After a brief introduction to the build up to the Easter Rising of 1916 the tour then visits the sites of the revolutionary period including the GPO, City Hall and Dublin Castle. The tour also covers the War of Independence when Michael Collins battled for Irish freedom from 1919-21 and also includes a discussion on the Irish Civil War, 1922-23. The tour is highly educational but also great fun and very interactive. Prior knowledge of events is not required.

What's Included

Professional guide

What's Not Included

Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 1 - 7
  • CHILD: Age: 8 - 14
  • ADULT: Age: 15 - 99

Additional Info

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All of our guides have undertaken the Irish Tourist Board (Fáilte Ireland) Covid Safety Course. If participants wish to wear a mask please feel free to do so but it is not mandatory (especially as the majority of the tour is outside). Our guides take a da
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

1916 Rebellion Walking Tour
This is our starting point, the famous International Bar where Lorcan Collins has been running the 1916 Tour since 1996.
You are welcome to come earlier and enjoy a drink and a read of the introductory literature supplied by your guide. The tour begins with a short introduction to the build up to the revolutionary period, starting with the Great Hunger / Irish Famine of the 1840's and culminating with the 1916 Rising. This gives all participants an understanding of the events leading up to the revolution and also gives everyone a chance to ask questions and get to know the guide.

We will let you know what route we are going to take, below are some of the examples of places that we typically visit but we vary the route so that the tour does not become stale but you will be happy with the various places that you get to see.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

City Hall
City Hall was occupied during the 1916 Rising by the Irish Citizen Army so we will stop here and talk about that aspect of Easter Week 1916.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Dublin Castle
We will visit Dublin Castle where the British administration controlled Ireland from. We will discuss it's role in the 1916 Rising and War of Independence. You might recall Dublin Castle from the Michael Collins movie.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Four Courts
The Four Courts was occupied by the revolutionaries in 1916 and again in the build up to the Irish Civil War in 1922. Rather than go all the way up to the building it is best seen from a bridge over the River Liffey. Here there will be a discussion on the Four Courts role in 1916 and 1922 and the intricacies of the Civil War will be explained.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

There are lots of little stops along the walk but we will also stop at Daniel O'Connell's Memorial to look at the bullet holes from the Rising and explain the positions occupied by the British and the Irish in 1916.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Jim Larkin Statue
Big Jim Larkin the Union Man from Liverpool was a great comrade of James Connolly and a true friend to the Dublin working class. We'll stop at his statue and explain his contribution to the revolutionary period.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

An Post General Post Office
The GPO was the HQ for the Revolutionaries in Dublin and is one of our most important stops where an explanation of the events of Easter 1916 will unfold. This is the place where PH Pearse read the Proclamation and is an integral part of the Irish national psyche - the most important and historic building in Dublin.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Moore Street
Depending on time we often go to Moore Street to see where the GPO Garrison made their last stand in Easter Week.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Bank of Ireland
This is more colloquially known as the Old Parliament and depending on the route taken by the guide we may examine the building and it's role in Irish history and it's neighbour Trinity College. Again, we stress that we vary the route of the walking tour so it just depends on the day!

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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