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Commemorating 1916

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE WALKS ON 27TH MAY (FRIDAY) AND 28TH MAY (SATURDAY) ARE FULLY BOOKED. WE ARE VERY SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE. 

The iconic Revolution of 1916 took place 100 years ago. During around five days of fighting, much of the central northside of the city was destroyed while, more tragically, hundreds of lives were lost and thousands more were wounded, mainly civilians. But, it can be argued, while the Rising itself failed, it did eventually lead to the greater part of Ireland gaining independence, after 750 years of British rule, in 1922. On a walking tour it would be impossible to cover all the sites associated with the main actions as several were outside the central area (this may be possible on a private tour). However, our fascinating walk will capture the essence of the Rising and will take in most of the main sites that were crucial to the whole outcome. We will weave historical background with the remarkable stories of each of the significant events, mixed in with the human dimension from all sides; rebels, nationalist activists, British administrators, business people, police, British Army soldiers (many of them Irish), ordinary citizens and those who may have suffered most of all, the unfortunates from the appalling slums. 

 

This tour takes place as follows:

March 2016 [commencing on 5 March]: Every Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 10.30 AM and 2.30 PM. 

April 2016: Every Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 10.30 AM and 2.30 PM.

May 2016: Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 2.30 PM.

The tour takes approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Departure

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the departure time on Palace Street, Dublin 2, in front of the restaurant Chez Max and meet our guide.

 

Dublin Castle

City Hall

Crown Alley Telephone Exchange

Trinity College

O’Connell Bridge with a view to Liberty Hall

O’Connell Street

General Post Office

Moore Street

Garden of Remembrance (finish point)

 

These are the main landmarks you will pass on this tour, but of course there will be some other sights that our guide will be referring to on the way. 

 

 

  • Get a free map of Dublin, which has been illustrated by Pat Liddy himself!
  • Make the most out of your walking tour ticket and get discounts at various places in Dublin! 
  • Use the opportunity and visit the GPO 1916 Museum or the Surrender Houses Museum on Moore Street after the walk!

Route

  1. Palace Street
  2. Dublin Castle and City Hall
  3. Crown Alley Telephone Exchange
  4. O'Connell Bridge
  5. O'Connell Street and GPO
  6. Moore Street
  7. Garden of Rememberance