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“Fast-paced, fun, and feminist!”

1916 Rebellion Walking Tour
Ranked #12 of 237 Tours in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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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 24 March 2017

I took a student group on this tour in March 2017 and he made a rich and complex Irish political history very relatable to us (we are American, so this is not a history we grew up with). He had us laughing at some points, but also told stories that humanized the events.

What I loved most was that he repeatedly worked to restore women's role in the rising (a history that has been eroded over the decades). This is not just another story about men's accomplishment's, it's a story about Ireland (regardless of gender); although he is careful to address the reality of gender discrimination as it surfaced.

He also accompanied our students to a bookstore as they loved the tour so much they wanted to learn more. Most of my students bought a book and he signed them for us, very amazing man. When we parted ways we got a hug and he advised us on some sights to explore in Dublin. Honestly one of the highlights of our tour, worth every penny.

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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Absolutely fascinating tour about the Easter Rising -- Lorcan was a brilliant guide, great craic as the locals say, and brimming with insight and humour. He clearly knew an enormous amount on the subject but managed to combine depth of knowledge with an entertaining narrative. Also shed a lot of light on present-day Dublin. Can't recommend this highly enough if you want a better understanding of Ireland and its capital city.

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Reviewed 16 March 2017

It was a very well done tour. Our guide Eion was very knowledgeable about all the history of the time and made it very interesting. The walk was not hard at all through the town. I would recommend this tour to all who visit Dublin.

Thank linda m
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to learn more about Irish history while having a great time. Lorcan kept our group enthralled and has a wonderful combination of strong research credentials and delightful sense of humor. While Dublin may have been chilly/rainy the afternoon of our tour, Lorcan made it a bright, warm and most enlightening experience for us all!

Thank DrJandHubby
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

My partner and I took the walking tour with Lorcan, who catered for our small group (three in total - though it deserves a much bigger audience) by finding out what we each we interested in and tailoring the tour to match. Lorcan was fantastic, very warm, didn't hesitate to answer questions and extremely knowledgeable. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this tour, or go on it again myself!

Thank MonkeyBeak
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