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 2013″ by HotPress Magazine.

Coming soon: details of our regular autumn tours AND some new tours!  Meanwhile, you can 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 versions and app tours.

Choose from our range of 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 Butler’s 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.    For ages 12+.  Available to book as a private tour.  

Ingenious Dublin Info & Tickets →.

Smelling carbolic soap on our Blood and Guts tour


1,000 years of dastardly deeds and deadly diseases Just what the doctor ordered! Discover 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!!  Starts from Christchurch at Fishamble St. For ages 14+  Available to book as a private tour.

Heritage Week Info & Tickets →.

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.  Available to book as a private tour.  

Heritage Week Info & Tickets→.



Women 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.  Commissioned by the Irish Women Workers Union commemorative committee and the Rosie Hackett campaignAvailable to book as a group tour.

Obstreperous Lassies! Info & Tickets→


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.

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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    We're on a mission! We want everyone to know about the ingenious Irish ideas and inventions that changed the world, and that there's more to Ireland than writers and Riverdance.

    How are we doing this? With fascinating Dublin walking tours, talks, and books that are packed with ingenious stories of discoveries and inventions. Come along, and find out for yourself, why we're winning so many plaudits and awards.

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