Walking Tours

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

Judged “Best in Dublin 2013″ by HotPress Magazine.

Tours that will make you go Wow! Regular tours every month until Easter, then tours every week for the summer. Click on the booking links below for details and dates. Or, take a tour any time you want — and for less than the price of a coffee! — with our ready-to-go MP3 versions and app tours.

Ingenious Dublin tours:

Stones tour Culture Night by Ros Kavanagh

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


Celebrating Irish ideas and inventions that changed the world, this walking tour also has an air raid shelter, a steam turbine, two elephants, a delicious chocolate, and the Irish equation that put a man on the Moon.  The tour will make you proud to be Irish! Starts from Science Gallery, TCD.   Enjoy 10% off in their great cafe and free WiFi (show your ticket on the day of the tour, to claim your voucher).  For ages 12+.

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Smelling carbolic soap on our Blood and Guts tour


1,000 years of dastardly deeds and deadly diseases

Just what the doctor ordered! We‘ll take you to Dublin’s historic leper colony, in a fascinating stroll through 1,000 years of history, starting with the first hospital at the city walls. We’ll have the pox, plague and cholera — so read instructions carefully!!  Common side effects include wanting to tell everyone horror stories of executions!  Always read the label. Starts at noon from Christchurch at Fishamble St. For ages 14+

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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 at noon, by Christchurch at Fishamble St.

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Womens Workers Union at Liberty Hall

Kathleen Clarke, Rosie Hackett, Louie Bennett, Helena Molony, Helen Chenevix… Join us to celebrate the lives and legacies of some of the rebellious women from the 1913 Lockout and 1916 Rising, including Rosie Hackett, for whom Dublin’s newest bridge is named.  This special tour for International Women’s Day has been commissioned by the Irish Women Workers Union commemorative committee and the Rosie Hackett campaign.  Free, but booking essential.  March 8th 2014, 11am.

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Ingenious tours of Merrion Square

An air raid shelter and Oscar Wilde’s trousers were some of the highlights of our very popular tours of Merrion Square, in September 2012.    The tours included special access to several wonderful buildings, among them Ireland’s seismic monitoring centre, and were part of the September in the Square Festival, celebrating the park’s 250th anniversary. Enabled by Failte Ireland.

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






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    We do geeky Dublin walking tours that are popular with locals and visitors alike. Amaze your friends afterwards with all you've learned!

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