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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.
  • Maximize time spent in Dublin with this interactive walking tour
  • Learn the history of Ireland’s rebellion from a local guide
  • See top landmarks including Dublin Castle and the General Post Office
  • Skip the hassle of self-navigating and follow your guide
What to Expect
Meet your guide at the International Bar in Dublin where the tour begins with an intro to Ireland’s revolutionary period, from the Irish Famine of the 1840s to the 1916 Rising. The first walking tour stop is Trinity College, followed by Old Parliament, and Rosie Hackett Bridge where you learn about the women of the revolution, from Countess Markievicz to Rosie Hackett. The tour continues to Daniel O’Connell’s memorial and Jim Larkin’s statue. See the bullet and shrapnel holes marking the exterior of the General Post Office on O’Connell Street. Also on the tour are 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 you can return to International Bar for a drink or lunch (own expense).
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Departure Point
23 Wicklow St, Dublin, D02 VH59, Ireland
Departure Time
11:30am Monday to Saturday,
1pm Sundays and Bank Holidays
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This tour is a passionate guide to the formational history of Ireland. Mixed with humor, an incredible attention to detail and passion Lorcan is simply the best. So lucky we found this.

Thank flingrva
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lorcan was very entertaining and passionate. We especially liked his honesty, dry sense of humor, and willingness to talk about controversial subjects without worrying about offending anyone. Especially enjoyed hilarious off-handed comments on Winston Churchill, the Molly Malone statue, and Dublin Spire.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Terry C
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lorcan is definitely one of the reasons why Irish guides are so popular! Honest, true, funny, educated. The tour will take you years back and you will feel you were there when all the things happened..

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank romanan2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

Trust me, you will not be disappointed. Lorcan leads an informative, well thought out and hugely entertaining tour of various sites of the rebellion. Lorcan's passion about the subject matter coupled with his authoritative knowledge about the people and facts will keep you enthralled. But...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Scott C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Informative and entertaining. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable, passionate about the topic, articulate, and humorous. I would highly recommend this tour.

Date of experience: September 2019
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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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