Travel back in time on our custom designed "Rise of the Rebels" bus

Fitted out as an under siege base of revolutionary action
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Travel back in time on our custom designed "Rise of the Rebels" bus

Fitted out as an under siege base of revolutionary action

Professional actors guide you through the landmark locations in Ireland’s rise for independence in Easter week 1916. Using the testimonies of the battle survivors, we bring to life the struggles that precipitated this call to fight for Ireland’s freedom. Giving voice to those who fought in the garrisons, our actors will testify to the battles lost and won in the week of the revolution that changed Ireland forever as you walk through some key battle locations. We invite you to come hear the testimony of people of the time, and see the places whose involvement, until now, has been hidden within the official histories told of this crucial week in Ireland’s fight for independence.

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LIBERTY HALL

Speeches, action ,poetry and plays

discover how the circumstances and events in the years before determined the desire for social and political revolution against the state

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CITY HALL / DUBLIN CASTLE

Visit City Hall and Dublin Castle

See where the first shots of The Rising were fired by an intrepid band of Abbey Theatre actors and their followers

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The General Post Office

See the site destroyed by fighting

We visit where the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising raised the Irish flag and made their headquarters, and read out the Proclamation of Independence

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MOORE STREET

The retreat of several hundred fighters

See where the final hours of the Rising and the eventual surrender took place as they burrowed from home to home through walls, shops and tenements

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FOUR COURTS

See the stronghold that stood fast and hard

This garrison was the ground of ferocious fighting and witnessed one of the Rising’s most tragic events at North King Street

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RICHMOND BARRACKS

Visit the site of the the forgotten prison

The surrendered insurrectionists where all marched here and imprisoned after they laid down their arms