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Coffee Tours Dublin

We begin outside City Hall a 1700’s Coffee House and start to discover the rich coffee culture.

About the tour

Would you like to enter the world of 1700s Dublin? We will walk beautiful Dublin streets and link to past with now as we visit curious 1700’s sites. Transport was slow and wit was quick! Dublin was a hotbed of intrigue and the Second City in the old British Empire. Yet it was difficult to find the action with censorship.

Coffee Houses were where the news was printed! Known as penny universities, centres of commerce and trade where so much of Dublin life was lived. We will tour for an hour stopping at significant points where duels were fought, merchants traded, information was exchanged and coffee was drunk. Was there tea & chocolate? We will immerse ourselves in the characters such as Johnathon Swift and how he got into hot water with the drapers. We will learn about the people who published, auctions which were held and lives which were lived by the new rich of 1700’s Dublin. We will see how they influenced the arts, public thinking and trade. We will have quotes and notes to understand the players in a very different time.

This is fun and light-hearted Tour with a Coffee Tasting Experience to imagine what 1700’s Dublin felt, looked, smelled and tasted with lots of sweet treats.

For tea lover we have a 1700s tea party, with silver pots & china cups. Was the setting very different to a coffee house? Let’s see…

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For whom

Anyone who enjoys coffee or tea. When booking please specify if you want a tea or coffee tasting.


We have small groups to keep everyone safe


2 hours


Fairly easy, all abilities welcome we will be chatting all the way

Price:€30.00per person

Reviews from Google

    5 star review  Really enjoyed our walking tour of Dublin. An interesting and informative walk and talk around the historical city centre of Dublin. Engaging and enjoyable for children.

    thumb Patricia Holbein

    5 star review  Ruth our guide was extremely knowledgeable in the history of Dublin. It's great to learn in a fun entertaining way and this tour delivered on that. So many things about the medieval period I learned that I will never forget because of the amusing way the information was delivered. A must do this tour.

    thumb Kristin Knoeppel

    5 star review  Myself and my children joined Ruth on her Medival tour. We all thoroughly enjoyed the experience. My children surprised me with their interest in Medival Dublin and Ruth always had a funny and interesting story to share. We learnt lots about Medival Dublin. Ruth kept both adults and children captivated during the tour. I look forward to joining Ruth on other walking tours in Dublin.

    thumb Anne Marie Gleeson

    5 star review  This was a lovely coffee tour and we had a really enjoyable experience

    thumb Olive Kelly

    5 star review  WalkDublin will have you as fit as a fiddle as you are guided through Dublins's narrow streets and bridges. The wealth of historical knowledge Ruth shares is incredible and the entertainment value alone is worth taking a tour. Time flies when you are having fun. Thanks a mil Ruth for a fun Sunday afternoon.

    thumb Cormac Doherty

    5 star review  Had a great tour most enjoyable . Our tour guide Ruth was excellent

    thumb Fiona Galvin

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