An Outstanding Walking Tour of Cork City – Rebel City Tour of Cork

Things to do in Cork incl. videos |

Tragic love stories, female spies and ambushes on the streets – all in the city‘s past!

Are you looking for an unforgettable way to explore the charming streets of Cork City? Look no further than Rebel City Tour! 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.

Led by our knowledgeable and passionate local guides, 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. You‘ll learn about the stories and legends from the War of Independence a little over 100-years ago that have shaped the city into what it is today.

Our walking tour is suitable for all ages and fitness levels, and takes approximately 85 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. Tales of heroes and villains from Cork’s rebel past. Including…

Cork's most tragic love story; Michael Fitzgerald. Rebel City Tour of Cork

Michael Fitzgerald. Hero of Cork’s most tragic love story.

Cork’s Most Tragic Love Story

The story of Michael Fitzgerald, a young handsome guerrilla fighter from the War of Independence in Cork city. Michael, captured by the British Army, immediately goes on hunger strike in Cork jail.

We see how the story unfolds on the Rebel City Walking Tour of Cork and learn about why this tragic tale is called Cork’s ‘most tragic’ love story.

Cork’s most tragic love story

Rebel City Tour Perkin Warbeck

Perkin Warbeck; French conman and pretender to the British throne

Why is Cork known as the ‘Rebel City’?

Although Cork was named the ‘Rebel City’ by a [16th century] English King. The name never really entered the popular vocabulary until the War of Independence.

After all, Cork city was the hotbed of trouble for the British Empire during the War of Independence and Ireland’s struggle for independence.

Why is Cork known as the ‘Rebel City’?

True. Cork. Rebel.

Take the Rebel City quiz

Take the Rebel City Quiz

Find out exactly how much you’ve learned about Cork city history on the Rebel walking tour of Cork city by taking our quiz.

Don’t worry, you don’t have to study. All you have to do is take our online, humorous, tongue-in-cheek quiz before or after the tour.

Rebel City Quiz

Things to do in Cork | Cork Murals | The red haired girl

The girl with the red hair. A stop on the Rebel City walking tour of Cork city.

The Story Behind the Rebel Walking Tour of Cork City

How did the Rebel Walking Tour of Cork city get started? Who started the tour and why?

Learn everything you need to know about the Rebel City Walking Tour of Cork with our article on the tour.

The Story behind our Cork City Walking Tour

Fighters during the War of Independence era in Ireland

Mary Bowles; Cork’s Joan of Arc

Hear the story of Mary Bowles, a local Cork hero. Mary, a teenage girl of only 16-years of age. Takes on the British Empire and lives to tell the tale. Hear about Mary’s story and see the police station Mary was brought to when she was interrogated by the feared-and-hated Black-and-Tans in the British Army.

Cork’s Joan of Arc

St. Fine Barr’s Cathedral in Cork City

Secret Cork City

Discover secrets about Cork city which only a local would know. Including the gruesome truth behind the local rugby team’s insignia, the ‘four-faced liar’ also known as Shandon Church and other fascinating secrets that you can only learn on the Rebel City Walking Tour of Cork.

Learn about Cork City’s Secrets

The Ring of Kerry, a great detour from Cork City

The Ring of Kerry

Looking to explore, not just Cork, but beyond. Are you adventurous enough to handle a cycle in Ireland. The Ring of Kerry is an outstanding cycle with breathtaking scenery.

Learn about the Ring of Kerry with our 4-min article including other things to do in Cork

Ring of Kerry Cycle

Book the Tour Today!

Book your spot on our Cork City Walking Tour today and discover the hidden gems of this charming city for yourself!