Walking Tours of Dublin

Dublin in a very walkable city with the city centre enclosed by two canals, the Grand Canal and the Royal Canal. Within this area there is a wealth of history, architecture, culture, art, stories and humour. Come with me on a walking tour of our city.

Walking Tours of Dublin

In Our Shoes 

The Liberties area of Dublin is one of the oldest parts of the city and, is called the Liberties because it was outside the city walls and as a result followed their own laws. On this walking tour you will meet real locals from the Liberties, and you will have rare access to local stories – both bizarre, hilarious and tragic.  

In the Liberties, you will see where street market life still survives, cheek by jowl with thriving new enterprises. You will visit the antiques quarter and stumble across hipster-heaven coffee shops.  

They’ll bring you to sights you won’t witness in any other tour in Dublin, you’ll experience postcard Dublin and the rougher-edged, authentic, darker side – past and present, book here.

Dublin Literary Pub Crawl 

The city of Dublin is associated with many famous writers and this Literary Pub Crawl will visit four historic pubs. Writers remembered on the tours include Brendan Behan, James Joyce, Patrick Kavanagh, and many more literary greats. The tour is led by actors who tell the story of the pubs, the writers and poets associated with them, and in addition it includes a visit to Trinity College, book here.

Fab Food Trails

Food walking tours have become a great way to explore a city and get to meet locals. At Fab Food Trails a 2.5 hour walk around Dublin will bring you to six or seven different places. As these places are independently owned, you will have a chance to meet the owner or maker in each. The tastings will reflect current food trends, and show you some hidden delights of the city, book here.

Dublin city north and south walking tours

The Yellow Umbrella Tours are free guided tours of Dublin city and you just tip the guide. The meeting point is a the Spire on O’Connell Street, opposite the General Post Office. 

The Southside tour will take you to sights like Trinity College, the oldest university in Ireland, Temple Bar, centre of culture and nightlife in the city. You will also get to explore the medieval Dublin Castle, historic Christ Church cathedral. 

The Northside tour focuses on the political history of the independence movement and the 1916 uprising. The influence of the famine and the rise of Parnell and the Home Rule bills of the 1880s and the founding of the state. The tour will visit the Garden of Remembrance, Moore Street, the General Post Office and the Custom House, book here

Custom House, Dublin, Ireland

Historical Walking tours of Dublin 

This tour company is one of the longest running in the city and many of the guides are history graduates. In around two hours you can listen to the main features of Irish history. Dublin’s development, the influence of the American and French Revolutions, the Potato Famine, the Great War and the 1916 Rising, the War of Independence, the Northern Troubles, while walking around the city.  Tours meet at Trinity College, every day, book here.

Joan Scales
Joan Scales
Award-winning journalist, Joan has been writing about travel and tourism for many years principally for The Irish Times and lately for travel2ireland. Joan has appeared many times on television and radio talking about the business of travel and all its component strands. She is also a public speaker and has appeared at many international conventions and conferences.

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