'A Terrible Beauty': The Irish Revolution Tour

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Duration: 3 hours

Departs: Dublin, Dublin

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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This tour will chart the revolutionary period of 1913-1923, a decade of division, war and rhetoric that created the independent Irish state and partitioned the island of Ireland.

On this tour you will visit sites of revolutionary importance including: the GPO, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin Castle, the Four courts, the Abbey Theatre, and the Four Courts. We will trace how a group of plucky rebels changed the course of Irish history in April 1916.

A failed rebellion and a noble sacrifice would radicalise the Irish population. In 1919 a guerrilla war would erupt ending in an imperfect Anglo-Irish treaty. It was hardly a peace treaty, however, as Ireland descended into Civil War in 1922. The issue that caused it, the border. A border that remains an issue of contention to this very day.

What's Included

A document pack of photos and maps of the Irish Revolution

What's Not Included

Kilmainham Gaol Tickets

Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 120

Additional Info

  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Service animals allowed
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

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

Theobald Wolfe Tone Statue
We will learn about the founder of Irish Republicanism.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

National Library of Ireland
Enter the W.B. Yeats Exhibit

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Trinity College Dublin
We begin the tour with a discussion of the Anglo-Irish and the Home Rule movement

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

James Connolly Memorial Statue
Here we will learn how the rebellion of Easter 1916 was planned and began.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

An Post General Post Office
Here we will go over the events of the Rising in depth, but we will not be entering the Witness Museum

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Dublin Castle
The site of the British garrison in Dublin during the Irish War of Independence.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Four Courts
Site of the Battle for Dublin 1922 the opening shots of the Irish Civil War.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

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