Walking Tours

‘Wow this tour was brilliant! Great fun. I thought I knew Dublin but I learned loads. Would recommend this strongly’ P Blair, Dublin

TripAdvisor ‘Certificate of Excellence’ 2014, and Best in Dublin by HotPress Magazine.

Our regular tours are on the first Sunday of the month, January to April, then weekly for the summer. We’ll have fascinating new and one-off tours for you too — follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or sign up to our newsletter for details of those.  You can also book any of our tours for a private group, or take a personal tour any time you want — and for the price of a coffee! — with our ready-to-go MP3 and app tours.  We’re looking forward to seeing you soon!

Choose from our range of guided tours:

Stones tour Culture Night by Ros Kavanagh

On one of our popular Dublin tours. Photo: Ros Kavanagh/TBCT

IRISH IDEAS & INVENTIONS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD

This tour will make you proud to be Irish!  Our acclaimed walking tour celebrates Irish ingenuity, including the engine that electrified the world, the engineer who invented seismology, and the Irish equation that put a man on the Moon.  Plus hidden Dublin secrets, including an air raid shelter, two dead elephants, and a delicious Butler’s chocolate.   Starts from Science Gallery, TCD.    For ages 12+.  Book this for a private tour.  Next dates: first Sunday of the month, January-April 2015 at 2.30pm.

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Smelling carbolic soap on our Blood and Guts tour

HORRIBLE HISTORY!

Join us for a Black Death pilgrimage, visit a medieval leper hospital, walk to the gallows,  and end with some body snatching. This fascinating stroll through 1,000 years of Dublin’s medical and social history starts with the first hospital at the city walls. Meet near Christchurch. For ages 14+  Book this for a private tour. 

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Stroking fossils on a stones tour Pic by Ros Kavanagh

Stroking fossils on a Rocks! tour. Pic by Ros Kavanagh

DUBLIN ROCKS! What’s the city made of?!  

Want to stroke some Jurassic creatures?! Discover what Dublin is made of, and how the city developed, in an entertaining and informative tour that mixes architecture, history and geology.  Suitable for ages 10+  Starts by Christchurch at Fishamble St.  Book this for a private tour.  

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OBSTREPEROUS LASSIES 1913-1916

Women Workers Union at Liberty Hall

Kathleen Clarke, Louie Bennett, Helena Molony, Helen Chenevix… Join us to celebrate the lives and legacies of some rebellious women from the 1913 Lockout and 1916 Rising, including Rosie Hackett, for whom Dublin’s newest bridge is named.  This tour was commissioned by the Irish Women Workers Union commemorative committee and the Rosie Hackett campaignBook this for a private tour. NEXT tour: International Women’s Day Sunday March 8th 2015.

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Coming soon: Ingenious tours of Merrion Square

We’re planning a new regular tour of Merrion Square starting in the spring.  They have been very popular in the past — especially the air raid shelter and Oscar Wilde’s trousers!     The tours in 2012 & 2014 included special access to several wonderful buildings, among them Ireland’s seismic monitoring centre.   Watch this space!

Visiting Dublin

Our walking tours are a great introduction to Dublin: we include historic and landmark buildings such as Trinity College, and Leinster House, and we’ve got secrets for you and hidden Dublin places that you won’t find on any other tour.  If you’re looking for somewhere to stay in Dublin, Trivago can help you to compare hotel prices.

Delighted to be presenting our Ingenious Dublin tours in association with Science Gallery

 

 

 

 

 

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