Travellers from the US enjoying the Rebel City Tour
Experience tales of heroes and villains from Cork’s Rebel past.
Are you looking for an unforgettable way to pass the time in Cork City? Look no further than Rebel City Walking Tour of Cork!
Our walking tour of Cork City is the perfect way to experience the local culture and discover the hidden gems that this beautiful city has to offer. Walk in the footsteps of history and maybe even learn about your Rebel heritage on this fun tour.
Duration: 80 mins | Distance: 2.1 km | Cost: €19.99 per person
Map of Rebel City Walking Tour:
The Rebel City Tour is entirely story-based. The stops on the tour include the sites of the following stories in the city…
(Tour itinerary can vary)
A: Introduction to the War of Independence – a war that shaped the Irish nation.
B: Local sports star and Irish Republican fighter assassinated on Douglas Street.
C: The assassination of Crown Police Commissioner Colonel ‘Shoot-on-sight’ Smyth on Cork’s South Mall.
D: The Burning of Cork: Renegade British Troops burn down the City Centre.
E: Cork’s most tragic Love Story at St. Peter and Paul’s church.
F: Cork’s “Joan of Arc”: the story of a young teenage girl who takes on the British Army.
G: The Irish Republican Spymasters: What secret kept them safe from discovery?
Finally, the debriefing: A reflection on the tour and final thoughts.
The tour usually includes a meeting with a local Cork legend. I also invite my guests for a drink in one of Cork’s oldest pubs after the tour. So if you have time, I’d love to bring you along. Check out our fun online quiz based on the tour which you can take afterwards.
Dara, your Rebel guide
Led by a Local Cork Rebel Guide
Led by Dara, a knowledgeable and passionate local guide, you‘ll embark on a journey through the city‘s historic neighborhoods, quaint alleyways, and lively streets.
You‘ll learn about the rich history and cultural heritage of Cork, as well as the city‘s vibrant present-day culture. Our stories from the War of Independence a little over 100-years ago explain the character of modern-day Corkonians through the events which shaped the city into what it is today.
Rated 5-stars on TripAdvisor
Our walking tour is suitable for all ages and fitness levels, and takes approximately 80 minutes in a circuit around the city center. It‘s the perfect way to immerse yourself in the local culture and get a true taste of the city‘s unique personality.
Whether you‘re a first-time visitor to Cork or a lifelong resident, our walking tour is a must-do experience that you won‘t soon forget.
Rebel City Walking Tour – A Storytelling Experience
Our tour is extensively researched using authoritative sources on Ireland’s War of Independence. What separates the Rebel City Walking Tour of Cork City is that our tour isn’t just a dry recitation of facts about building and landmarks.
Our tour is entirely story-based. You’ll experience stories on the tour that you’ll remember for years. Many of the messages in these stories are as applicable today as they were over 100-years ago.
Michael Fitzgerald. Hero of Cork’s most tragic love story.
Featuring: Cork’s Most Tragic Love Story
The story of Michael Fitzgerald, a young handsome guerrilla fighter from the War of Independence period in Cork city. Michael, captured by the British Army, immediately goes on hunger strike in Cork jail.
On his deathbed, Michael is given a proposal that could lead him to betray his cause and his comrades. Michael has to choose between his true love and fiance – Miss Condon. And the struggle for Irish freedom that he holds so dear.
We see how the story unfolds on the Rebel City Walking Tour of Cork. Hear this tale and many more on the tour.
Take the tour today…
Book your spot on our Cork City Walking Tour today. You won’t regret it!