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Pat Liddy's Walking Tours of Dublin

We are an award-winning walking tour company with a host of well-trained and highly-acclaimed tour guides who want to share their passion for Dublin with you. We keep group sizes small to ensure you'll experience Dublin in its own unique way. 

Bewley's Grafton Street Official Tour

‘A treat from the heart of Grafton Street’   Bewley’s is a family-owned Irish company with a long and fascinating history, spanning over 175 years. This tour will begin with the origins of the company in 1840 when the Bewley family chartered the Hellas, the first ship ever to sail directly from China to Dún Laoghaire, filled with Ireland’s first taste of Chinese tea leaves. We will take you through the entire journey, to fully appreciate the heritage and the beautiful surrounds of the historic Bewley’s Grafton Street.    Bewley’s Grafton Street delights the senses.  Discover the many unique elements of the original café, such as the Harry Clarke windows, ten beautiful open fireplaces and the Egyptian-motifed façades on Grafton Street and Johnson’s Court. Today the café is filled with lovingly curated art, including recent additions of stained glass art from Pauline Bewick and Jim Fitzpatrick and wonderfully sensitive sculptures from Paddy Campbell and Eamonn Ceannt.   At the core of Bewley’s is a never-ending desire to provide the best. Bewley’s Grafton Street was built to rival the finest tea-rooms in Europe and to this day it is one of Dublin’s most iconic and celebrated landmarks. Bewley’s have retained their dedication to what made them famous: serving the very best teas, coffees and baked goods the world over.    The Bewley’s story is as much about Dublin as it is about Bewley’s. In the words of Irish poet, author and Professor Emeritus of Trinity College Dublin, Brendan Kennelly, “Bewley’s is the heart and the hearth of Dublin. There is a sense in which Dubliners behave like a large, sometimes unruly family; and walking into Bewley’s never fails to give me the feeling that I am stepping into a home… The atmosphere is full of a lovely rattling music made up of cups and chatter, gossip and laughter, watchful eyes and gadabout tongues.”

The Best of Dublin

Discover the best of south-city Dublin and enjoy intriguing architecture, history, events and stories right back to its Viking & medieval origins during this 2 hrs and 20 mins long tour. Dublin has so many great and well-known locations, each with its own fascinating tale. During this great tour we will also skirt past many obscure places that will either leave a smile on your face or come as a complete surprise. Starting close to the famous Molly Malone statue, the walk will meander past the former 18th century Parliament House and Trinity College, Ireland’s oldest university, before wheeling around buildings, streets and laneways with their own engaging stories on the way to Dublin Castle. Then, along by the extraordinary Chester Beatty Library, to the grounds of medieval St Patrick’s Cathedral and then to the even older Christ Church Cathedral. But it’s all the other treasures and tales that you will encounter that help to make this journey so memorable. Stories and mementoes of Bram Stoker and his Dracula, Jonathan Swift and Gulliver’s Travels, yarns about Vikings, knights and ghosts and of George Frederick Handel’s very first performance of his most famous choral work, Messiah, in a Dublin music hall in 1742. And, as they say, much more besides! On a Pat Liddy Walking tour, you will also receive a free visitor map and guide and discounts in Dublin’s oldest café, Bewley’s, in the Church Bar/Café and at the EPIC Emigration Museum.