Journey back to 1916 with Dublin Bus

Published on Wednesday, March 23, 2016

To coincide with the centenary celebrations, Dublin Bus and award winning Theatre Company ANU productions are partnering to bring customers a dramatic experiential tour of the Easter Rising 1916. The 1916 Tour: Beyond Barricades was officially launched by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe on 22 February. 

Dublin is in the grip of a rebellion and revolution is spilling onto the streets of the capital.  Our brand new tour, ‘The 1916 Tour: Beyond Barricades’, propels you into the historical rebellion that would shape our nation.  Reconstructing the routes and stories of lesser-known rebels, join our actors on board our specially designed bus to animate the action of the Rising. Through the eyewitness testimonies of those involved, we invite you to traverse the significant events of the week, immersing yourself in an adrenaline fuelled experience.

Our tour takes you on an amazing and informative journey around the city exploring the 1916 Rising and its’ place in Irish history. Dublin’s streets are steeped in the history of this revolutionary period, with nearly every major building and landmark, from Dublin Castle to St. Stephen’s Green, having a role to play.

Tour Information 

The tour lasts 90 minutes and traverses the city stopping at several major sites of the Easter Rising. The tour is based entirely on historically accurate accounts and information.

Ticket Prices

Adult €25, Student & Senior €23, Child €15, Family ticket €60.

Tour Times

Daytime Tours: Monday – Sunday: 10:30, 13:00, 15:00Evening Tours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 19:00, 21:00*The 1916 Tour - Beyond Barricades is not suitable for children under 12 years old.

To book call (01) 703 3024 or visit for a 10% web discount.

Customers can also get updates on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @dublinbusnews or call our customer service line on (01) 8734222, lines open from 08:30 - 18:00hrs  (Monday to Saturday excluding bank holidays).  

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