1916 Rebellion Walking Tour

1916 Rebellion Walking Tour
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$15.29
Duration: 2 hours
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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.

Participants gather at the International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street at 11:30am (Sundays 1pm) 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.
The first stop is Trinity College and the Old Parliament followed by a trip over Rosie Hackett Bridge. There follows an explanation of the women of the revolution, from Countess Markievicz to Rosie Hackett. Liberty Hall is viewed from here and James Connolly's role is explained. The next stop is Daniel O'Connell's memorial and then on to Jim Larkin's statue. Here a detailed explanation of the Great Strikes or Lockout of 1913/14 is given. The tour then examines the bullet holes and shrapnel marks on the General Post Office followed by a full explanation of the events around the Head-Quarters the Irish occupied in 1916 (the GPO). The tour then strolls towards Bachelors Walk and stops at one of Michael Collins' offices and there follows some discussion on his role in the War of Independence 1919-21. The next stop is Dubh-Linn where we travel to a much earlier time and explain the origins of the name Dublin. At Henry Grattan Bridge teh tour takes in a view of the Four Courts, occupied by the Volunteers in 1916 and reoccupied by the IRA in 1922 at the beginning of the Civil War. Then it's on to visit City Hall, another site of the Rising in 1916 and culminating in a visit to Dublin Castle, the seat of the British Administration before 1922. Participants are invited back to the International Bar to enjoy a refreshment or lunch.

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.