Free 1916 Rising Tour

Delve into the remarkable rebellion of 1916 in this city of revolutionaries & risings.

Meeting Point

In the square in front of The Central Bank, Dame St.


Dublin's only free 1916 Rising walking tour

The Dublin you visit today is very much shaped by what happened on our streets here 100 years ago. The dramatic events of Easter week 1916 saw armed rebel forces of citizens & volunteers occupy key buildings & locations in an insurrection against British rule. The bloodshed & conflict of that week left Dublin in ruins but began shaping a path towards an independent Irish Republic and triggered the demise of the Empire. Join us on this fascinating free tour around pivotal sights of the rebellion, learn how the rising unfolded, run your fingers across the scars left in facades by bullets 100 years ago and get a remarkable insight to the Ireland & Dublin of 1916, and the capital you see today.

  • The First Shots - Dublin Castle
  • Royal College of Surgeon's
  • The G.P.O
  • Leaders of the Rising
  • Cumman Na mBan
  • Rebel Poets & Playwrights
  • Moore Street
  • The Garden of Remembrance
  • Proclamation of the Irish Republic
  • St. Stephen's Green
  • Trinity College


Things to note

How do free tours work? It's simple, you're free to pay what you feel the tour was worth. Your lovely local guides don't receive any income other than tips from satisfied customers like you, meaning top quality tours on fair terms.

Booking is recommended to reserve your space, especially during high season & at weekends. This helps us to guarantee you'll receive a top quality tour!

Groups of 7+ must book online 24 hours in advance. Please note, fixed rates apply for groups joining the tour.

Please note, groups of 7-15 people who book to join the tour are not guaranteed their own guide. Should your group require their own guide, we recommend you use our contact form to arrange a private tour exclusively for your group.


Starts at
Monday Closed
Tuesday 2:30 PM
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 2:30 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday 2:30 PM
Sunday Closed


On foot:

The Central bank is located on Dame Street, one of the main streets in Dublin, so if you are staying in the city centre the best way to get here is by foot. Please note that we are NOT located at the Bank of Ireland close to Trinity College. The Central Bank is 1-2 mins walk from Trinity College, The Ha'penny Bridge & Dublin Castle in the very centre of the City. See the map above for it's location.

Dubliners are very friendly people so they'll be glad to give you directions. The Square at the Central Bank is a relatively spacious public area and once you are there you will see our guides in blue HostelCulture T-shirts and holding blue HostelCulture Free Tour umbrellas.

Please note that tour requires a minimum number of people to run.

You can download our city map from here.


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