We bring you to the main sites associated with the 1916 Rising, and offer you a dispassionate account of the rebellion and the context in which it took place.
We visit the GPO, from where the Proclamation of the Irish Republic was proclaimed; We then follow the route taken by the retreating garrison on the Friday night to Moore Street, where they surrendered on Saturday the 29th April; We visit Parnell Square, scene of the historic meeting of the IRB in September, 1914. We take in the Garden of Remembrance and The Rotunda Hospital, where insurgents were held after the rebellion was over; Liberty Hall, where preparations were made for that fateful Easter Monday and Jame’s Connolly’s statue; Dublin Castle, where government power was centred and City Hall, where the first fatality occurred; Boland’s Mills and Bakery, St. Stephen’s Green and The College of Surgeons, three of the other rebel garrisons in the city. The route of the Easter Rising Tour includes Mount Street Bridge on the Grand Canal, where the highest casualties were suffered by the government side.
Our tour guides re-live that momentous week with you, profile the main protagonists, outline the ‘rights and wrongs’, and offer reflections on the historical context and the aftermath and legacy of the insurgency.
- 2 Days
- Tour Language:
- Cost From:
- EUR 25
Tour Distance & Dates
- On request
Minimum 4 persons
We supply helmets, hi-vis bibs and a biscuit snack.