The Rising and the War for Independence


    The Rising and the War for Independence


    • 1h 50min
    • 50 stories
    • 5.4km distance
    • 10 stops

    This walk takes you on a tour of Dublin’s main sites of action during the struggle for Ireland’s independence from Britain. The tour includes 1916 Rising and reaches the War of Independence highlighting the main actors in the conflict and their motivations. It reveals the complexities of the conflicts that led to turbulence in the modern era.

    RePAST H2020 Project

    RePAST has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme. It investigates how European societies deal with their troubled pasts today through the analysis of conflict discourses rooted in those pasts.

    Inclusions and Exclusions



    Mandatory items

    • Charged smartphone
    • Headphones

    The location


    • Spire of Dublin

    Important information

    Recommended visiting hours


    Additional admission

    Free (courtesy of RePAST H2020 funded project)

    Know before you go

    • Mobile signal may be weak at the site(s). Download your audio tour on your smartphone prior to your visit to fully enjoy it.
    • Ensure that your smartphone is fully charged and that you bring your earphones.

    Contributors and Bibliography


    • Clio Muse
    • Dublin City University (DCU)

    Download the app

    To take this self-guided tour, you will need to download the Clio Muse Tours app on your iOS or Android device. Enjoy your tour!


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