This tour tells the story of the women who took part in the Easter Week 1916 rebellion. Only one of them is truly remembered and commemorated by two statues in the city. The other 76 women have been largely forgotten and this tour aims to address that by taking you to the main locations of the Easter week fighting in 1916 such as City hall and the GPO, telling you the fascinating stories of the women who fought, such as Dr. Kathleen Lynn, Margaret Skinnider, the young Scottish maths teacher and nurse Elizabeth O’Farrell who was to carry the flag of surrender for the Irish rebels, only to be literally airbrushed out of history. This tour will give you a new perspective on the 1916 Rebellion, revealing the reasons why these women got involved and what life was like for them in the new Irish Republic they fought so hard for.
Meeting Point: St Stephen’s Green Park entrance at the top of Grafton Street. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before your Tour start time. Get directions here.
Distance & duration of tour: 5k and 2.5 hours (approximate)
Accessibility: This tour involves walking at a low level of intensity, through public areas, with some narrow paths, uneven surfaces such as cobblestone streets and steps.
If you or anyone in your group has special needs such as mobility, hearing, sensory etc. please contact me and we can arrange a tailor-made tour. Contact me here.