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Military Heritage Tours CLG

This company organises guided tours of Irish battlefields and military heritage. Tours cover Kinsale 1601, the Cromwellian Wars, Williamite War, Wild Geese, 1798 Revolution, the Irish tradition in the British Army, 1916, War of Independence, Civil War, 1939-1945, and Irish Army with the United Nations.

Tel: 094 31344
E-mail: Military Heritage Tours CLG
Address: Military Heritage Tours, Woodfield , Derryhick , Castlebar , Co. Mayo

1916 Walking Tours of Dublin

The story of the 1916 Easter Rising conducted over a period of two hours.

During March to October, Monday through Saturday at 1130, and Sundays and Bank Holidays at 1300. Group bookings available throughout the year.

Meet at International Bar, 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2.

Tel: 01 6762493
E-mail: 1916 Walking Tours of Dublin

Historical Walking Tours of Dublin

In just 2 hours, this Fáilte Ireland-approved, award-winning and entertaining walking tour, conducted by professional guides who are history graduates of Trinity College Dublin and the National University of Ireland.

The Tour explores the main features of Irish history – Dublin’s development, the influence of the American and French Revolutions, the Potato Famine, the Great War and the 1916 Rising, the War of Independence, the Northern conflict and Ireland today.

Meeting Point: Trinity College, Front Gate. 1100hrs daily, and from November – March, 1100 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Address: Historical Insights Ireland CLG, 6 Palmerston Place, Dublin 7, Ireland
Telephone: (0)87 6889412

Revolutionary Dublin: 1913-23

From the labour conflicts of 1913 to the open war of the Easter Rising and the guerilla war that followed: all of these, and much else besides, took place amidst the shabby grandeur of Ireland’s capital city.

This tour will explain this extraordinary decade on the streets that witnessed it. Unionists, nationalists, Home Rulers and Republicans, the IRA and the ‘Black and Tans’, Free Staters and Irregulars, ordinary Dublin citizen’s, communists and even a king and queen: all have their part to play on this walk through Revolutionary Dublin.

For further information on this tour please contact:
Address: Historical Insights Ireland CLG, 6 Palmerston Place, Dublin 7, Ireland
Telephone: (0)87 6889412

Military Road Drive – Wicklow

This Self Drive Tour runs in a north south direction beginning north of Glencree, with its German War Memorial and cemetery and former military barracks to Avhavannagh.

This road has the highest section through road in Ireland reaching a height of just over 520m north of Sally Gap. It crosses a spectacular wilderness of the main ridge of the Wicklow Mountains which was built after the rebellion of 1798 to give the army easier access to the rebel strongholds in the hills. This winding and twisting road provides spectacuar scenery along its entire route, including the Glencree valley, lough Bray, Kippure mountain, Sally Gap, Glenmacnass waterfall, Lugnaquilla, Aghavannagh, Keadeen mountain and the Glen of Imaal.

Spike Island Guided Walking Tour

The Spike Island walking tour, designed by Dr Michael Martin, has been hailed as an incredible heritage experience. It gives the visitor so much more of an experience than just walking unaccompanied on the island does.

The tour, which is based on Dr Martin’s research for his book ‘Spike Island, saints, felons and famine’, has fascinated and delighted national and international visitors alike. It operates every day in season with a 1400hrs departure from Cobh, June, July and August.

Visitors are immersed into centuries of history on the island from the monastic period to the War of Independence in a light-hearted and very entertaining way. The walk also includes admission to the classic star shaped fortress that dominates the Island and the entrance to Cork Harbour, access to John Mitchel’s cell and the restored 6 inch Coastal Artillery weapon (only available to visitors on an official tour). Learn of the tragic famine victims on the island, see where internees were held during the War of Independence, and enter the cells that were in use up until 2004 when a part of Mitchel Fort on Spike Island was in use as a State prison.

Dublin’s Military Mile

Ireland is defined by its wars that, more often than not, were influenced by matters far from her shores. Viking and Norman invasions, Wars of religion, Wars over claims to the British monarchy, and wars of republicanism, wars of Independence, and ultimately World Wars.

  • How did these events shape the country?
  • How did she commemorate her dead?
  • Who had the bigger army – Ireland or England?
  • Why did so many Irishmen fight in Waterloo so soon after Ireland’s own “French Revolution”?

The Route will take you through:

  • ​The Royal Hospital Kilmainham and the Confederate wars and Battle of the Boyne.
  • Bully’s acre and the story of Viking and Norman settlements.
  • Richmond/Watling St Tower and the advent of the railways in Ireland.
  • Kilmainham Gaol, place of execution of the leaders of the 1916 rising and jail of civil war anti-treaty soldiers.
  • The National War Memorial Gardens commemorating the Irishmen and women who perished in WWI and WWII.
  • The Wellington Testimonial commemorating the victor of the Napoleonic wars.

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