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1916 Rebellion Walking Tour
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1916 Rebellion Walking Tour
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Owner description: Dublin's original 1916 Tour founded in 1996 and guided by author Lorcan Collins and other experts in Irish revolutionary history. We run daily tours from the International Bar on Wicklow Street.
Reviewed November 5, 2012

This summer we arrived at 11.30 am outside The International Bar, where Lorcan Collins was ready for the walking tour. We were about 25 people, who were in the company of Lorcan the next couple of hours. We walked in the centre of Dublin while Lorcan was telling the history of the rebellions. We saw The Spire of Dublin, The General Post Office and Dublin Castle etc.
We never doubted about, whose side Lorcan was. He spoke about the famine, the English occupation, and the rebellions, who were jailed and executed though they were very ill. Though it was sad stories it was told with a twinkle in his eye, but keen. After that we never doubted whose side we were on - the same as Lorcan.
While we were walking to the point, we could discuss todays political problems with Lorcan. We recommend this tour very much. Lis, Marie and Gert.

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Reviewed October 31, 2012

My daughter and I were on a 3 day whirlwind first visit to Dublin and Ireland in Oct of '12. This tour conducted by Lorcan Collins was a fun, highly informative stroll through Dublin and the modern history of Ireland. There was great conversation, humour and learning amongst our group of four. In a couple of hours we gained a real sense of the history and culture of modern Ireland. We came away saying we learned so much in a short time and had so much fun as well. I highly recommend this experience!

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Reviewed October 14, 2012

Very rare on a guided tour to get a guide this animated, knowledgeable and interesting. Highly recommended if you're genuinely interested in the Easter Uprising.

Thank tenspeed21
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Reviewed October 11, 2012 via mobile

Led by an incredibly charismatic guy, this walking tour was interesting and enjoyable. Pretty cool to stand somewhere and be told that this is where the guns were fired from, and then go see the bullet holes.

Thank Cammy137
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

If you have any interest in Irish history, especially the struggle for independence, this is a MUST DO. For those who think the tour should "show the British side" a little more, let me just say that when we Americans celebrate July 4, we don't spend a lot of time worrying about the British side. Yes, Lorcan has a view, but I didn't go to Dublin to hear the views of the Brits. Lorcan Collins was our tour guide on 9/23/12. He was extremely knowledgeable,witty, and entertaiing. If you have no knoweldge of the Uprising, I can see where you might have trouble catching up. Lorcan tries to antiicipate this by giving participants a flyer and a few minutes to read up on the topic. I don't think that the history books relfect how this event and subsequent executions of 16 individuals affected the people of Ireland and their collective sense of right from wrong. We toured Kolmainham later that day and it was a compelling experience. I don't knoiw if Lorcan has another "day job" but hopefully he spends his time imparting his knowledge in the academic field. The nuts and bolts of the tour was that it was easy to find the meeting place. The tour started in the basement of the International Bar, where bathrooms and food was available. The stairs could be a problem for some but it would be worthwhile anyway to wait for the tour to start walking. The tour lasted two hours and the walk was a good pace. The cost was nominal and well worth every penny! Lorcan made a point of walking with different members of the group so no one individual was able to monopolize his attention. Again, a must do.

Thank kebrehm
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