‘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
Regular Ingenious Dublin tours every Saturday at 11am until August 31st. PLUS a selection of special tours throughout the summer. See below for details and tickets. Or, take a 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:
Saturdays at 11am all summer, July 24 & 25, August 22 & 25: 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+.
Shamrokon specials: for Shamrokon, a ‘gothic’ version of Ingenious Dublin tour. August 22nd & 25th at 11am from St Stephen’s Green.
1,000 years of dastardly deeds and deadly diseases
July 26th & August 31st. 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.
Next outings: Festival of Curiosity July 26th at 3pm, and Heritage Week, Sunday August 31st at 3pm.
DUBLIN ROCKS! What’s the city made of?!
July 27th & August 24th 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.
Next outings: Festival of Curiousity, July 27th at 3pm and Heritage Week August 24th at 3pm.
OBSTREPEROUS LASSIES 1913-1916
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 campaign. Available to book as a group tour.
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.
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