NileGuide Expert Says:
An expert and entertaining analysis of events pivotal to modern Irish history
meet at International Bar, 23 Wicklow St
(at the International Bar)
2 Dublin, Ireland (Eire)
O'Connell Street & City Centre
tel: +353 1 86 858 3847
fax: +353 1 478 9633
Mar 1-Oct 31 Mon-Sat 11:30am; Sun 1pm. Phone or check the website for the winter schedule
NileGuide Expert tip:
If you can't make the walk for any reason, buy the book. The Easter Rising A Guide to Dublin 1916 by Conor Kostick and Lorcan Collins. Or buy it afterwards to read about it all in more detail.
You don't really need to know anything in advance about Irish history (though it may help) to enjoy this tour, but you'll certainly glean an awful lot in the two hours that you spend under the entertaining tutelage of Lorcan Collins or Conor Kostick. Lorcan has the rat-a-tat delivery of a Republican gunner defending the General Post Office, the timing of a natural comedian, the passion of a man whose forbears were wronged, and the wicked gallows humour of a nation used to hard knocks; "some people call it Murphy's Law when things go wrong – for us that's just business as usual". The tour takes in O'Connell Street, the General Post Office, Trinity College, heads down the Liffey toward the Four Courts and ends at Dublin Castle .. with various points of interest and many an anecdote in between. It's not just Easter 1916 either. The guides talk about the events before and after and will happily extemporise on any other episodes of 20th-century and modern Irish history. Highly recommended.No need to book, just turn up at the International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street. Tours run Mar-Oct 11.30 am Mon-Sat, 1pm Sun (12 Euros). For further details contact Lorcan Collins 086 85 83 847 or visit the website.
Photo courtesy of 1916 Rebellion Walking Tour