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Rats for Tots

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About the tour

We begin on Cows Lane and enter the Medieval world of Dublin. We hear about Strongbow the Norman conqueror of Ireland and discover if he was more than just a brand of Cider.

Then we meet Princess Aoife of Leinster and see if she met Strongbow before they got married or was everything arranged by her dad.

From there we walk to the City wall boundary and see the first wall marker, we will have to find four of these to successfully complete the Tour. What did it mean to be inside or outside the walls in Medieval times?

After this we have to find a sunken tower named after the Princess Isolde and we will discover why it sank.

We go to Fishamble St possibly the fishiest street in Dublin and hear about Molly Malone the rebel. The past lies beneath our feet and we will see some ground markers, you will have to spot four of these on the Tour and work out what they mean. Wood Quay was the centre of Viking Dublin, where we will have a game, who stole the sheep. Vikings lived on sheep brought them in the longboats and stroked little lambs if they got bad dreams, true? They had courts of law called a Thing and we will have a thing and understand how things worked! We all get to vote and please bring a soft toy.

On we will go to Cook St and enter the old City Walls of Dublin, if you have play swords, we will have a duel and see how Medieval people solved their problems by sword fighting. Otherwise, we can have a thumb war. We will think about the Black Death in the 1340’s which came first the rats or the fleas. We will discover which was worse, the Black Death or Covid 19.

Then we play on the musical instruments in this park. If we have time we can talk about guilds or Medieval clubs and what people ate.

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For whom

Children of 7 and younger


Small family groups with big fun


45 minutes


Easy with games

Price:€15.00per 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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