This fresh, art-centric approach to Irish tourism is changing the game in Dublin City. Alternative Dublin is run by a team of artists, musicians, promoters, photographers and big personalities to help both locals and visitors discover the hidden gem attractions of the city centre.
With a diverse catalogue of tours and events, alternative Dublin has something for everyone. We’ve compiled a list of some of the exciting events on offer. All tours can be booked online.
Uncover Dublin’s gruesome past on this true crime tour, making stops at significant spots in the city where you’ll hear tales of historical murders, kidnappings and other crimes. Tours take place every Friday and Saturday from 6pm until 7:30pm, with a special halloween tour on Sunday 31 October.
Visit Dublin’s best hidden street art sites on this two-hour guided tour. Learn all about all the city’s art forms, including murals, graffiti, stickers and paste ups. The tour begins at the Hapenny Bridge every Saturday at 4pm.
Take an adventure through Dublin’s most unique galleries on this free gallery tour, on every Saturday 12pm-2pm. The guided tour visits both well-known and more underground galleries, while also incorporating Dublin’s most vibrant and inspiring street art.
This free tour takes you on a journey through Dublin’s back streets, discovering the lesser-known wonders of the city. Stops along the way bring visitors to some interesting spots including a chocolate factory and non-alcoholic bar, among an eccentric mix of different spaces. The two-hour tour begins at 11am every Saturday.
Keep an eye out for new unique experiences from Alternative Dublin.