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Dublin Tours - Fun, themed tours for Dubliners & tourists!

Have you ever wondered about the history of Dublin but not had a chance to explore our Capital? Walk Dublin gives you an easy, fun and themed means of understanding various aspects and era of history and culture on these fresh Dublin Tours.

The Mostly Medieval Tour explores Viking and Norman Dublin in a light and lively manner.

Hidden History of Dublin Homes explains how housing has shaped our lives over the generations and how many ways there are to live.

The Coffee Tour gives an insight into the 1700’s world of Coffee Houses, their culture, their networking and the taste of coffee back then. Was it better or worse, you can decide with the tastings and see if you can discern the difference between coffee and coffee substitute.

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Medieval Tours

Dublin was a walled City for many hundreds of years, firstly there were wooden defensive walls built by the Vikings. Later the Normans constructed high, solid stone walls around the City. However the walls enclosed a very small area and were no more than a ten minute walk East to Left.

By the 1600s bombs could blast great holes in the walls so their purpose was largely redundant. Development expanded beyond the City walls and Dublin finally grew.

The marker in the picture shows where the wall used to be and you can trace the outline of the walled city by following the map on this marker.

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A day in the stocks, when your feet were locked into two wooden panels and you can't get out
€20.00 per person

Mostly Medieval Dublin tour

Mostly Medieval is a tour is set in a very different time when children worked and got up really early. They slept in the same beds and shared this room with their parents, yuck! Often their houses had just one room.

Mostly Medieval Dublin
€25.00 per person

Hidden Dublin Homes tour

Hidden Dublin Homes, explores houses in Dublin through the ages. What does home mean to you? Is it an apartment or a grand Georgian House? It could be a boarding houses, or a tenement in the past?

Hidden Homes
Two colourful coffee cups and a silver coffee pot. These tiny cups are used during the tastings
€30.00 per person

Coffee Tours Dublin

We begin outside a 1700’s Coffee House and start to discover the rich coffee culture. Coffee Houses in Dublin were lively places where merchants met to haggle and make deals.

Coffee Tours Dublin
The main square at Trinity College Dublin
€40 per hour

Bespoke Tours in Dublin

We have bespoke tours made to your exact wishes. If you have a family, work or friend get together, why not create your own tour. We can adapt something or create a brand new experience just for you.

Bespoke Dublin
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€15.00 per person

Rats for Tots

A treasure hunt and walking tour of Viking and Medieval Dublin. Lots of games and questions to really understand a very different Dublin

Rats for Tots
A cobbled street in Temple bar, people walking and blue skys
€15.00 per person

Deadly Dublin Evening Tour

Deadly Dublin is a character driven tour where we find the most unusual, brilliant and nefarious Dubliners among the most famous Georgian or 1700’s Square in Dublin.

Deadly Dublin Evening Tour

Reviews from Google

What a wonderful experience! I took Ruth's Coffee History tour with the tasting experience with some friends and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Hearing about Dublin's coffee houses in the 1700's was enlightening and Ruth delighted with funny anecdotes about the characters of the time. I found out some really interesting facts about Dublin and Ruth took lots of time to answer questions. But the real highlight was the coffee tasting after. Ruth provided treats (gorgeous homemade chocolates) along with several coffee in the beautiful setting of Reads, which is the oldest shop in Dublin. All in all a gorgeous experience and highly recommended.

thumb Shane Meehan
September 5, 2022

Premier tour sous le soleil Fantastique sensation d'une ville parée de touches colorées, Un deuxième tour, Dublin intime, Impression vivace d'un ici et maintenant passé. Ruth, avec grâce, nous plonge dans des histoires d'une culture commune et singulière de sa ville. Une narratrice expressive et généreuse que je vous recommande. Thanks Ruth!

thumb Aline Yanak
September 5, 2022

We had such a lovely experience with Ruth … her gentle easy manner imparts endless knowledge of our ancient city . Thank you Ruth but thank you for your professionalism in dealing with a pre Covid booking two years later ! Class!

thumb Teresa Mc Gann
August 5, 2022

Very interesting tour, we had a lot of fun with the swordfighting! Also took us to parts of Dublin we had not seen before

thumb Ioanna Tsigkouli
August 5, 2022

A walk through Dublin with Ruth turns a casual stroll into a rich and rewarding adventure. Her encyclopedic knowledge and enthusiasm conjures up Vikings, grand Georgian soirées, passionate revolutionaries, and eloquent writers, all whirling about in this “seat of Western civilization”. After a journey with Ruth, you will never see Dublin in the same way!

thumb kevin ward
July 5, 2022

I've signed up my two 11 years old for the walk and attended as well. It was such a fantastic walk and Ruth made it fun, interactive and full of stories,. We've learned a lot about medieval Dublin and discovered places we haven't been to before. I will never look at Dublin the same way. Highly recommended. Thanks Ruth!

thumb Tomasz Czajka
April 5, 2022
Lady leaning on a Viking longboat the remind us of Dublin's long history - Dublin tours

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This boat is located at the point where a Viking Longboat was grounded back in the 800’s. On this Dublin Tour you will discover that when a Longboat was grounded it meant that the Vikings were here to stay. Were the Irish ladies happy to see the fair haired foreigners? This part of the City is called Wood Quay and was the port of Dublin for many hundreds of years. In fact the River Liffey extended much further into Dublin and this boat was on the shoreline. What were the boats bringing to Dublin and who were they from Dublin?

Can you imagine a completely wooden world? All thee roofs made of straw, even the great Cathedral of Christchurch. What would the port have smelled like, with fish being caught, animals roaming the streets? This Dublin Tour gives you the opportunity to bring the past to life and then you can visit the National Museum and see the genuine artefacts for yourself.

 

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