Lorcan Collins

Lorcan Collins is founder of the 1916 Walking Tour of Dublin and, with Conor Kostick, wrote The Easter Rising: A Guide to Dublin in 1916. He lectures on Easter 1916 in the United States, and is a regular contributor to radio, television and historical journals. Lorcan conceived the 16 Lives series and wrote the first book in the series, a biography of James Connolly. His other books include 1916: The Rising Handbook and Ireland’s War of Independence 1919-21 - The IRA’s Guerrilla Campaign. Lorcan is host of the Revolutionary Ireland podcast.


  • 1916: The Rising Handbook

    1916: The Rising Handbook

    By Lorcan Collins

    A handbook to the events and locations of the Easter 1916 Rising. This ‘1916 bible’ will be invaluable to anyone with an interest in recent Irish history who wants to separate the facts from the fiction.

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  • Ireland’s War of Independence 1919-21

    Ireland’s War of Independence 1919-21

    The IRA’s Guerrilla Campaign

    By Lorcan Collins

    An accessible overview of Ireland's War of Independence, 1919-21. From the first shooting of RIC constables in Soloheadbeg, Co Tipperary, on 21 January 1919 to the truce in July 1921, the IRA carried out a huge range of attacks on all levels of British rule in Ireland.

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  • The Easter Rising

    The Easter Rising

    A Guide to Dublin in 1916

    Written by Conor Kostick and Lorcan Collins

    Defying all the odds 1600 men, women and children went out on 24 April, Easter Monday, 1916 to fight for an independent Ireland. Vividly illustrated, this book takes you through the battle-torn streets of Dublin.

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    144
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  • James Connolly

    James Connolly

    16Lives

    By Lorcan Collins

    James Connolly (1868-1916) was one of the leaders in Ireland's quest for freedom from British rule in 1916. This biography is an accurate and well-researched portrayal both of the man and the uprising. Part of the Sixteen Lives series of biographies of all sixteen men executed for their role in the rebellion.

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