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.
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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.About Me
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.Discover Walking Tours
Ruth has the profound knowledge, the experience, and an unquestionable love for her home city - the hallmark ingredients of a great tour guide. 3 hours flew by like 10 minutes and I knew that the answer she provided to each of my questions could have been 20 minutes longer :) I recommend Walk Dublin to anyone, who wants to learn about Ireland's capital, its people, history and the present. Profound gratitude and best wishes of success!
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.
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!
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!
Very interesting tour, we had a lot of fun with the swordfighting! Also took us to parts of Dublin we had not seen before
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!
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.