Tours with a difference
Experience 1,000 thousand years of history distilled down to one hour with harmonica and the odd bad joke thrown in and you have Cyril and Martin's tour of Drogheda! Beginning outside St. Peter's church on Anglo Norman West Street the tour takes you through the trials and tribulations of the past 1000 years and gives an idea of how the modern Drogheda came to be. With a jig and a reel thrown in what else could you want.
Tour departs from: The steps of St. Peters Church, West Street.
Tour duration: One Hour.
"Fantastic idea. Well done to all involved. I grew up near Drogheda and still learned so much on a very well presented and enjoyable tour"- Siobhan Costello Smyth
The streets and towpaths of Phibsorough form the backdrop of Eddies tour but it's much more about the experiences that forged him as a person than the buildings you walk by. Eddie's first experiences of homelessness were along the bank of the royal Canal and his tour takes you through the points in his life that brought him there as helping hands who lifted him up from despair. There won't be a dry eye in the house.
Tour departs from: Soldier statue opposite Phibsborough Library.
Tour Duration: One Hour.
"So impressed with Eddie. He's an amazing guy and a complete natural for the job"- Marian Fitzpatrick
Get the extra! extra! read all about it on the Viking occupation of Dublin from a regular extra on the T.V Show Vikings! Allow Ronya to take you on a journey through pre medieval Dublin to understand why the Vikings came, saw and conquered (and also established commerce and lot's of constructive things) and how their legacy affects us to this day. Also discover why Ronya came, the way she sees the world and how her story effects us too.The travels and travails of the Norsemen and this woman of the north are parallel in many ways!
Tour departs from: Behind Christchurch Cathedral on Winetavern Street.
Tour duration: one hour.
"My students talked about the experience all day and night. Even Kilmainham Gaol paled in comparison. I could tell that they had felt part of something important, something meaningful"- Marie Aarestrup Nielson
Join Paddy on his Lovable Literary Rogues of Dublin tour. Where they grew up, where why and what they wrote, the scraps they got into and the places they licked their wounds.
Paddy weaves the lives of Brendan Behan, Luke Kelly and Patrick Kavanagh together with his own to form a social history of Dublin’s relationship with alcohol, banter and blighted genius.
Balladeer, writer and actor Paddy sees parallels between himself and his subjects and his tour employs ribaldry, singing and literary analysis to carry an audience on an unforgettable journey through the streets of Dublin.
‘This is the Commitments of the walking tour world. Once seen Brendan and Paddy’s Dublin cannot be unseen!’ - Richard Barry
Learn about the women who have been cropped out of history!
Vicky will transport you through modern Dublin and give voice to the forgotten women who sacrificed themselves to make our current freedom possible; the Pearse Sisters, Elizabeth O’ Farrell, Julia Grennan (aka Sheila) and many more!
Starting from Pearce Station Vicky’s tour winds and wends from the south to north inner city, breathing new life into the bosoms of our brave martyrs before giving a final salute goodbye on legendary Moore Street.
Victorious Vicky leads the way!
Tour departs from: Pearce Street Train Station
Tour duration: One hour
About My Tour- Amit on Emmet- Available in Punjabi, Hindi and English
Amit’s tour is a reflection on the wonderful life of the young Irish patriot, Robert Emmet, as seen through the eyes of an Indian migrant.
Relive early 1800’s Dublin with tales of rockets, pikes, betrayal, drunkenness, romance and ingenious failures.
Learn about the obstacles overcome by Robert Emmet on his path towards the god like death of a martyr and learn about the obstacles overcome by Amit on the winding road to becoming a professional tour guide of Dublin city.
Starting from the front gates of Trinity and ending at St. Catherine’s Church, Thomas Street, this unique tour will leave you reflecting on the poverty of all prior tourism experiences!!!
Tour departs from: Front gates of Trinity College
Tour duration: One Hour
About My Tour- ‘1916 What has Changed’
Dezi’s tour delivers an insightful reflection on the 1916 rebellion and asks what has changed in the 100 years that have passed.
Dezi uses his own life, alongside that of revolutionary socialist and devout Catholic, Michael Mallon, to explore the lived legacy of the 1916 rebellion.
Who are the heroes? Who are thevictims? What has changed? Was the legalistic Catholicism that replaced foreign rule any less oppressive? Is the rampant capitalism that actively tears apart the social fabric of the city any better than that? What has changed and what has to change?
Dezi’s one location performance lasts approximately 45 minutes and carries the listener through a wide array of emotions. Watch out for the hirsute aesthete beside the pond inside Fusiliers Arch on the Grafton Street Side of Stephens Green.
Tour departs from:
Tour duration: 45mins approx
Get the inside story on the Liberties from a man who knows it better than anyone.
Stephen weaves the lives of the good, the bad and the brigands together with his own to create a living history of ‘the village in the city’; Dublin’s Liberties area.
Beginning in 795 AD with the arrival of The Vikings Stephens weaves effortlessly between textbook history and lived experience to provide a rich colourful tapestry that lives long in the memory.
Tour departs from:
Tour duration: One hour