The 1916 Tour – Beyond Barricades

Pick up point: Dublin bus Head Office, 59 O’Connell Street Upper, Dublin 1

Navigate the city across barricades and time, groups can propel themselves into the historical rebellion that would shape a nation on board a specially designed bus with performances by award-winning theatre company ANU Productions.

From the moment guests arrive at the first stop they are thrown into the midst of Easter 1916, as prominent Irish republican Helena Moloney, who fought front and centre during the rebellion, guides them onto the bus in the midst of the sounds of gunfire and commotion.

Thus begins a thought-provoking and interactive 90 minute tour taking in some of the most prominent scenes of Easter Monday 1916 and its direct aftermath, including City Hall, Dublin Castle, St. Stephen’s Green, Four Courts, North King Street and the GPO.

Hear the real stories of people behind the Rising including the struggle of the female leaders and the tearful words of Nora Connolly’s last goodbye to her father James.

Running Times

Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 11.30 and 14.30

Tour Duration

90 minutes


The tour is not suitable for children under 12.

Max 38 persons for this tour only. If your group are less and you want to have the tour solely for your group then you must pay for 38 pax.