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Dublin Tales is a creative new walking tour company which is all about presenting the true experience of Dublin. It's culture, history and life!
 

Tours


 Our guide Alex showing guests around Trinity College Dublin.

Our guide Alex showing guests around Trinity College Dublin.

Public Walking tour

Join our weekly tour of Dublin's inner city, including Trinity College, Temple Bar, Christchurch, Dublin Castle and O'Connell Street. Beginning at Fusilier's Arch next to St. Stephen's Green every Saturday at noon, we'll cover the highlights of the Viking, medieval and revolutionary eras during a two-hour city walk. Our veterans of  Dublin tourism will tell you where to go and what to do during your adventure in the fair city. 


 A photograph of M. Cohen and Sons, Jewish-owned antiques store, circa 1930.

A photograph of M. Cohen and Sons, Jewish-owned antiques store, circa 1930.

Jewish Walking Tour

"Ninety-five percent of the population of Ireland is Catholic, five percent is Protestant; I am Chief Rabbi of the rest" - I. Jakobovitz, chief rabbi of Ireland, 1948-59.

A one of a kind tour of Jewish history in Dublin. The Jewish community in Dublin was once a vibrant part of the city's multicultural patchwork, centered in the south-west of the inner city, in 'Little Jerusalem', with prominent members of the community involved in business, politics and rebellion.  Join an intimate tour of the incredible hidden history of the Irish-Jews.


 Photograph of Chancery Street tenements, circa 1900.

Photograph of Chancery Street tenements, circa 1900.

Tenements walking tour

With the loss of the Irish parliament in 1801, Dublin decayed and quickly became overwhelmed by the plague of slum tenements. By 1850 almost half the population were living in slum tenements, from Golden Lane to Henrietta Place. They would blight the landscape of the fair city for another 100 years before finally being cleared. On this one of a kind tour you will hear tales of tragedy and triumph from those that called the slums home. Gone but never forgotten.


 A photograph of Inghinidhe na hEireann, the founders of the Irish suffragette movement, 1914.

A photograph of Inghinidhe na hEireann, the founders of the Irish suffragette movement, 1914.

Women's History walking tour

Travel through the mists of time for a novel walking tour of our capital city and explore the lesser told stories of its fascinating female citizens. Dublin’s streets, statues and structures tell the story of these women from Medieval times through to the present day. During the tour we’ll highlight key buildings, personalities and pieces of public art that illustrate their central role in the story of our nation’s capital.


 Painting "The Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife" by Maclise, 1854.

Painting "The Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife" by Maclise, 1854.

Viking & Medieval Walking tour

Have you ever wondered where Dublin city got its name from, where the Vikings lived in Dublin, which is the oldest church in the city, where were the city walls? If so, why not enjoy a fascinating two hour walking tour of the ancient heart of Dublin with a professional tour guide. Explore Viking and Medieval Dublin and trace the history of the city from its origins as a Viking settlement, through the Norman conquest, and the later expansion of Dublin which laid the foundations for the modern city of today. A tour guide will explain the history of the city with a dash of humour, folklore and some spooky ghost stories. 


 Painting of College Green Dublin, circa 1780.

Painting of College Green Dublin, circa 1780.

Georgian walking tour

From 1690-1820 Dublin experienced a period of transformation and architectural development as it became the "second city of the British Empire". On this leisurely tour of Georgian Dublin you will see how a medieval town became a beautiful centre of trade and culture. On this unique tour you will gain in-depth knowledge of the archictectural heritage of the city and hear about the daily lives of those who built and occupied Georgian Dublin.


 Eamonn de Valera in Kilmainham Gaol, 1916.

Eamonn de Valera in Kilmainham Gaol, 1916.

Irish revolution Walking tour

Irish freedom was born in the flames of rebellion 100 years ago. Dublin was centre stage throughout the period, from the Home Rule crisis, to the 1913 Lockout, the Easter rising of 1916,  the War of Independence, and the terror of the Civil War. This walk will take you to the main attractions at the heart of the city's decade of rebellion, 1913-1923. Follow in the footsteps of the men and women who defied an empire and made a republic.

 


 Portable gallows being used to hang a rebel, 1978.

Portable gallows being used to hang a rebel, 1978.

Horrific History walking tour

Dublin likes to wear its bloody history on its sleeve. This tour charts the city's birth as a Viking slave port in 841, its deadly dance with the Black Death in 1349, the powerful Hellfire club that scared the citizenry, the gangs that ruled the city in the 18th century, and the body snatchers of the Victorian age. The stinking medieval streets infested by the plague, the cries of help from the hapless victims of the Liberty Boys, and more are all brought to life in this gut-wrenching tour.


 Collage of Irish writers: Samuel Beckett, James Joyce, George Bernard Shaw, Seamus Heaney, etc.

Collage of Irish writers: Samuel Beckett, James Joyce, George Bernard Shaw, Seamus Heaney, etc.

Irish literature walking tour

"Let schoolmasters puzzle their brain, With grammar, and nonsense, and learning, Good liquor, I stoutly maintain, Gives genius a better discerning." - Oliver Goldsmith

Meet Dublin's greatest literary minds of the past, travel with them through the streets of the city and into some of the best pubs the fair city has to offer. On this walking tour we will visit sites associated with Oscar Wilde, James Joyce, Sean O'Casey and Samuel Beckett and learn about their lives and the lives of their characters. We will also visit the famous Palace Bar, scene of the drunken escapades of Brendan Behan, Flann O'Brien and Patrick Kavanagh, this tour will 'wet your whistle' and excite your mind. Fans of literature and alcohol will surely be pleased!


 Join us around the fireplace for an evening of Irish folklore tales.

Join us around the fireplace for an evening of Irish folklore tales.

Irish Myth and folklore experience

"Everyone is a visionary, if you scratch him deep enough. But the Celt is a visionary without scratching" - W.B. Yeats

Irish history and culture has always been oral. It is in the telling of a tale, it's mood and atmosphere that distinguish Irish folk tales from their continental competition. In this unique adventure you will travel with a modern day seanachai to three of the oldest pubs in Dublin. Along the way you will learn about some of the more colourful stories about the fair city, but it is fireside with a pint of the plain that your imagination will take hold. Sit back and hear of brave Cúchulainn, Deirdre and the sons of Uisneach, Táin Bó Cúailng, Oisin in Tir na nOg, the founding of Ireland by the Tuatha de Danann and their war with the evil Fomorians, and much more.