1916 Rebellion Walking Tour

Meeting point: In front of the arch at the entrance to Trinity College Green, between the statues of Burke and Goldsmith.

Background: In 1916 a small band of armed insurrectionists declared Ireland a Republic. This event is known as the Easter Rising, a violent battle which resulted in many deaths and the destruction of many parts of Dublin. Lorcan Collins, Conor Kostick (authors of The Easter Rising) and Shane MacThomais will take groups to the relevant sites of the rebellion in Dublin, to give them an understanding of this historic occasion which led to the formation of the Irish Republic.

This is a fantastic educational tour for groups providing an amazing insight into Irish history. It is also great fun – Lorcan and his team are amazing story tellers and provide lots of local stories and “craic” mixed in with history.

Running Times

Private tours are available from 09.00 to 21.00 – all year
Public tours run Monday to Saturday at 11.30 and Sundays & Public holidays at 13.00 from 1st March to 31st October.


Tours last approximately 120 minutes.


Advance preparation recommended for this tour
If your group are interested in booking this tour – we highly recommend reading our information sheets on the tour so that they have some of the background in advance (please ask us for information sheets). We also recommend that they watch the movie – ‘The Wind That Shakes The Barley’.

Did you know? Lorcan and his team set up a new educational tour about the 1916 rising: The Micheal Collins Walking Tour which tells the story of Michael Collins and his fundamental role he had during the Easter Rising. Check it our here.


OUR TIP: Day or Evening – Special Interest Lectures by Lorcan Collins

Lorcan Collins can also provide special interest lectures for our groups regarding the 1916 rising. These lectures are informative, educational and great fun for groups.