Audio tours, trails and gifts

‘I did this tour and wow it was brilliant! Great fun. I thought I knew Dublin but I learnt loads. Would recommend this strongly’     P Blair, Dublin

Take one of our Dublin guided tours anytime, even listen now from the comfort of your armchair!  We have handy MP3 and app versions and family activity trails (map).  These audio guided tours give you a perfect personal tour, to take at your own pace, and for the price of a coffee! Try an extract before you buy, and you can download a tour and start exploring in minutes.

Always download over WIFI to avoid data roaming charges.  More info on how to buy and download.

Gift cards for our walking tours

Give someone the gift of a great Dublin walking tour and a memorable experience.  Give them one ticket… or two, and they can bring a friend, or a family ticket for two adults and two children.  From €15.   And our vouchers have no expiry date!

Sugru — great for inventing

The ingenious material that is perfect for inventing, designing, hacking, and repairing at home, at work, and well, anywhere.  Multipacks of 8 in a range of colours. We use this in our INVENT labs for schools.

Barrow Greenway: app & audio guide

All you need to walk and/or cycle the historic Barrow towpath. Discover hidden heritage villages, kingfishers, and history on this delightful 114km track.  Listen to an  excerpt »

carbolic-soap-Ingenious-Dublin-guided-tourBlood and Guts – Dublin’s medical history

COMING SOON: Discover the horrible histories of the plague and cholera, hangings and grave robbing, then visit a leper hospital, and hear how Dublin doctors invented the stethoscope and the syringe.  Just what the doctor ordered!  Listen to an excerpt »

9-rynds-syringe-Dublin-inventions-tourIngenious Dublin Inventions

Weird and wonderful stories of great and iconic Irish inventions, from the engine that changed the world, to the face cream of the famous, and the man who made a fortune from punching holes into paper. Listen to an excerpt »

Great Irish scientists – Elephants and Earthquakes

Discover the many great Irish scientists whose ideas and discoveries changed the world, including the man who founded modern earthquake science with an explosion on Killiney beach, and why Dublin is famous for elephants! Listen to an excerpt »

Hill of TaraThe Hill of Tara – High Kings, Heroes and History

The essential guide to Ireland’s ancient royal capital.  Packed with information about the stories, legends, archaeology and landscape, from the Stone Age to modern times, plus music and dramatic excerpts. Listen to an excerpt »
Trinity College Dublin: windows, stone, bronze

Dublin Rocks- The stones beneath your feet

This fascinating and unique tour mixes architecture, history and geology.  A must for the curious visitor, it will have you stroking Jurassic creatures! Listen to an excerpt »

Hamilton plaque at Broombridge, CabraQuaternions by the Royal Canal

Celebrate a great Eureka! moment in science.   This enjoyable podcast walking tour features the work of Ireland’s greatest scientist, William Rowan Hamilton, plus other canal stories, engineering and wildlife.

Engineering the City coverMetropolis — free activity trails for families & schools

Great for families and primary school classes.  Discover how Dublin city works, and how everything around us is engineered with our trail along the River Liffey. Suitable for ages 8+ (PDF to download and print out).  

Natural History Museum Dublin Dub1in by Numb3rs – free activity trails for families & schools

Who knew maths in the city could be so interesting!  These PDF walking trails are great for families and primary school classes.   Activities suitable for ages 6-plus – plus some tricky activities for those who enjoy a challenge.

protea square national botanic gardensBotanic Gardens – Plants, People & History

Three different audio guided tours of the historic gardens at Glasnevin, packed with fascinating stories and over 200 years of history.  Listen to an excerpt »

royal irish academy dawson street dublinRoyal Irish Academy – Inside No. 19 Dawson St

Audio guided tour, with historic proclamations, illustrated manuscripts, the very harp that was owned and played by Thomas Moore, Bard of Erin . . . and the finest room in Dublin. Listen to an excerpt »

Science Safari Trinity TourThe Science Safari – Trinity College Dublin

Explore Ireland’s most ingenious quarter in this free audio guided walking tour of Trinity College Dublin and its scientific heritage.

Dun Laoghaire east pierDun Laoghaire Harbour & East Pier

This free audio tour of Dun Laoghaire’s East Pier brings you stories of weather and wildlife, maritime heritage and ingenious engineering. Made in collaboration with our colleague Aileen O’Meara, it also comes with a free children’s activity sheet.

What do I need?

Our audio guides are the same format as podcasts:  MP3 files, that play on any MP3 player, such as an iPod.  Most mobile phones can play these files, also devices such as many e-readers and satnav devices.

You can download free tours immediately;  for our premium tours, we email you a secure download link when you buy the tour.  Each audio guide pack includes all the audio tracks, notes and user guides,  ’zipped’ together to make it easier and faster for you to download.  Simply open the zip folder, and load the audio on to your MP3 player.   You can be out and exploring in minutes.


  • What You’ll Get

    • An expert companion at your shoulder!
    • Easy to download audio tour
    • Informative, entertaining stories
    • Maps, images and information
    example guide printout