Tipperary War of Independence Tours provides bus tours of historical sites that were host to pivotal events during the Irish war of independence.
Guided by a professional historian, the dramatic events of the war are brought to life in vivid detail.
Our tours are non-political and strive towards complete historical accuracy. Our historian talks through the events of the war and seeks to provide context for the events creating a stimulating and educational experience for all.
We provide tours for:
ACTIVE RETIREMENT GROUPS
Our luxurious bus can seat a maximum of 35 guests. The bus is fully air-conditioned and is comfortable for people of all ages. We work in partnership with local businesses and restaurants to allow our clients to experience the very best of Tipperary cuisine and hospitality.
A typical tour lasts about 5 hours and is suitable for all ages.
On Our Tours We Visit:
This site is significant as it is widely regarded as the first engagement in the Irish War for Independence. On 21 January 1919, members of the Irish Volunteers ambushed a Royal Irish Constabulary, killing two officers and seizing their weapons. Our historian speaks about the events surrounding the ambush and its wider implications in regards to Irish history.
The dramatic rescue of Seán Hogan is recounted here. Members of the Third Tipperary Brigade and East Limerick Brigade boarded a train that was transporting Seán Hogan to prison. Despite casualties on both sides, Hogan was successfully rescued.
This site played host to significant events that shaped the conflict. Our professional historian brings guests through this area recounting in vivid detail the events that have made Galbally so important.
The picturesque Glen of Aherlow is close to where Dinny Lacy was killed during an engagement with free state forces during the Irish Civil War. Our tour discusses the deep divisions caused by the signing of the free state treaty and the significance of Lacy's death.
GLEN OF AHERLOW
St. Michael’s Cemetery is one of the last sites we visit on our tour. The cemetery is where the remains of many of the combatants of the Irish Civil War are laid to rest. St. Michael’s Cemetery stands as a solemn reminder of the human cost of both the Irish War for Independence and the Irish Civil war.
ST. MICHAEL’S CEMETERY
Great tour yesterday John, thanks for sharing the history of the time with us. You're level of knowledge and story telling in relation to this turbulent time in our nation's history was second to none . A great day was had .