This walking tour was the highlight of my time in Dublin.
Snatched the following from Lorcan's website:
The Best Dublin Walking Tour
A Historical Walking Tour of The Easter Rising in Dublin
Topics discussed: The Famine or Great Hunger, The GAA, The Gaelic League, The Celtic Literary Revival, The Irish Republican Brotherhood, Cumann Na mBan, Sinn Fein, Pearse, Connolly, Michael Collins, Irish Independence, The 1916 Easter Rising, The IRA, The Black and Tan War, The Civil War, DeValera, The Free State, Ireland during World War 2, Insurrections, Irish history, modern Irish political situation, Celtic Tiger and the growth of tourism, Irish literature and films and much much more.
This was the ULTIMATE. I was brought up to be very proud of my Irish Heritage.... this did nothing but re-enforce my maw's teachings.
Our guide, Lorcan Collins, co-authored a wonderful book, THE EASTER RISING. The book knocked me out, as did the man:
The Easter Rising
A Guide to Dublin in 1916
Lorcan Collins & Conor Kostick
A vivid and entertaining guide to the events and locations of the Easter 1916 Rising.
Defying all the odds 1600 men, women and children went out on 24 April, Easter Monday, 1916 to fight for an independent Ireland. The battle raged for six days and resulted in the destruction of many parts of Dublin city.
The bloody executions of the leaders by the British after the Rising awakened a generation to the cause of Irish freedom.
Vividly illustrated, this book takes you through the battle-torn streets of Dublin. Hear the sounds, smell the gunpowder and meet the main players, as the complexities of this dramatic episode in Irish history are explained in an accessible and concise fashion.
As you can see from my enthusiasm, I highly recommend both the walking tour and his book.
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