Easter Rising Tour
See Dublin by Bike offers a special Easter Rising Tour.
We bring you to the main sites associated with the 1916 Rising, and offer you a dispassionate account of the rebellion and the context in which it took place.
We visit the GPO, from where the Proclamation of the Irish Republic was proclaimed; We then follow the route taken by the retreating garrison on the Friday night to Moore Street, where they surrendered on Saturday the 29th April; We visit Parnell Square, scene of the historic meeting of the IRB in September, 1914. We take in the Garden of Remembrance and The Rotunda Hospital, where insurgents were held after the rebellion was over; Liberty Hall, where preparations were made for that fateful Easter Monday and Jame’s Connolly’s statue; Dublin Castle, where government power was centred and City Hall, where the first fatality occurred; Boland’s Mills and Bakery, St. Stephen’s Green and The College of Surgeons, three of the other rebel garrisons in the city. The route of the Easter Rising Tour includes Mount Street Bridge on the Grand Canal, where the highest casualties were suffered by the government side.
Our tour guides re-live that momentous week with you, profile the main protagonists, outline the ‘rights and wrongs’, and offer reflections on the historical context and the aftermath and legacy of the insurgency.
Above: St. Stephens Green was occupied by the Irish Citizen Army on Monday of Easter Week, before a machine gun position (illustrated, foreground) was established on the fourth floor of Shelbourne Hotel (background), forcing a retreat by rebel forces to the College of Surgeons, nearby. This is one of the stops on our Easter Rising tour.
See Dublin by Bike’s Easter Rising Tour lasts approximately two hours. It begins and ends at our base, The Daintree Building, Pleasant’s Place, Dublin 8 (off Camden Street). Because the significant buildings and streets associated with the Rising are spread across the north and the south side, the bike is a most convenient way to get a sense of what Dublin was like on that April week, one hundred years ago.
The Easter Rising Tour is scheduled by arrangement. The cost is €25 per person (50% reduction for persons aged 12 to 16). Note: the minimum booking is four persons.
To enquire/book, e mail us: [email protected]
Below, Birth of the Irish Republic, the painting by Walter Paget, depicting the scene in the General Post Office (GPO) during the shelling of the building.