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Mostly Medieval

See the sunken sights, imagine the sounds and inhale the smells of Medieval Dublin.

About the tour

We will see the sights, sounds and most importantly smells of a very different time. The Dark Ages was when the Vikings founded Dublin and everything was made of wood. There were constant battles both internally and with the Gaelic Irish so life was uncertain and many people were shipped to Iceland, brrr.

Strongbow arrived and brought Dublin into a larger Medieval world. Was it was world of Princesses in Towers and Knights in shining armour, let’s see!

We will see a sunken tower, remains of the old Dublin walls and have a thing (game) where we work out who stole the sheep in a Viking court of law. Bring your play swords and we will duel on the Medieval Walls to see trial by combat, popular in Medieval Times.

This was a time when children worked and got up really early, when they slept in the same beds and shared this room with their parents, yuck!

There are two versions of this tour, one for children and the other to bring out the inner child.

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For whom

Children aged 7 to 14 and accompanying grown-up. Or friends who want a light take on the dark ages.


Maximum 10 people


Mostly Medieval is a 90 minute tour


Some steps, lots of running and games, for any disabilities just let us know and we will alter the route

Price:€20.00per person

Reviews from Google

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!

Sergey Tagashov Avatar Sergey Tagashov
March 5, 2023

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.

Shane Meehan Avatar 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!

Aline Yanak Avatar 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!

Teresa Mc Gann Avatar 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

Ioanna Tsigkouli Avatar 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!

kevin ward Avatar kevin ward
July 5, 2022

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