The Road to Independence Private Walking Tour
The Easter uprising was a definitive moment in the history of the Emerald Isle. The rebellion took place in the middle of World War One and was brutally suppressed by the British army. It paved the way for the election of Arthur Griffith as the president of a new nation six years later.
- Visit the General Post Office, the headquarters of the rebels and the site of their final surrender.
- Learn about the uprising’s failed attempt to capture Dublin Castle at the start of the conflict.
- Relive the intense struggle that took place in the City Hall.
- Stop by the Gardens of Remembrance, where the lives of all the Irishmen who died in the struggle for independence are commemorated.
In this three hour walking tour, you will explore the most significant sites of the uprising. From the General Post Office—the headquarters where the rebels declared Ireland a republic and raised the flag shown in the tour images below—to the City Hall, where fierce fighting took place. You will learn about the failed rebel attempt to capture Dublin Castle at the start of the conflict. Your tour will conclude with a visit to the Garden of Remembrance, where the lives of all the Irishmen who fought for freedom are commemorated.