'A Terrible Beauty': The Irish Revolution Tour

4 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • Pickup Service
  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 3 hr

This tour will chart the revolutionary period of 1913-1923, a decade of division, war and rhetoric that created the independent Irish state and partitioned the island of Ireland. On this tour you will visit sites of revolutionary importance including: the GPO, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin Castle, the Four courts, the Abbey Theatre, and the Four Courts. We will trace how a group of plucky rebels changed the course of Irish history in April 1916. A failed rebellion and a noble sacrifice would radicalise the Irish population. In 1919 a guerrilla war would erupt ending in an imperfect Anglo-Irish treaty. It was hardly a peace treaty, however, as Ireland descended into Civil War in 1922. The issue that caused it, the border. A border that remains an issue of contention to this very day.

Itinerary Details

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Theobald Wolfe Tone Statue

We will learn about the founder of Irish Republicanism.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: National Library of Ireland

Enter the W.B. Yeats Exhibit

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Trinity College Dublin

We begin the tour with a discussion of the Anglo-Irish and the Home Rule movement

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: James Connolly Memorial Statue

Here we will learn how the rebellion of Easter 1916 was planned and began.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: An Post General Post Office

Here we will go over the events of the Rising in depth, but we will not be entering the Witness Museum

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Dublin Castle

The site of the British garrison in Dublin during the Irish War of Independence.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Four Courts

Site of the Battle for Dublin 1922 the opening shots of the Irish Civil War.

Duration: 10 minutes
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