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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.


We want to welcome as many of you as possible but present Government restrictions don’t allow us to take any visitor coming from a non-Green-List country unless they first quarantine 14 days.  Unfortunately, no refund can be issued if the tour is cancelled by the customer less than 24 hours before it commences.


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Update: Due to the government's decision to restrict gatherings in Dublin, we have decided to postpone our scheduled walks until further notice. It's unlikely that we will restore the programme until January 2021 at least. You may contact us for a private tour or treasure hunts (subject to ongoing government guidelines). We regret any inconvenience caused.



IMPORTANT NEWS RE UPCOMING GUIDE TRAINING: To prepare for the anticipated bounce back in 2021 and if you would like to learn how to become a TOUR GUIDE we will be starting our popular training course soon. This year, the course will be a mix of socially-distant class work and online seminars followed by practical outdoor training. To complete the course, full classroom work should be available by January, depending on Government advice. The course is starting to fill up so early booking is advisable. The cost is €850 including VAT. Some organisations can help fund this for you including Intreo, community partnerships, Social Welfare etc. Email us for more information info@walkingtours.ie  



We are delighted to be back in Business! 

Following Government guidelines we began our special tour programmes for domestic customers on 29 June and our public scheduled tours on 13 August. Our groups will be smaller so we can practice necessary hygiene and social distancing. Bookings have to be made at least 24 hours before the tour. Due to Covid 19 requirements we can't accept walk-ups on the day. If you wish to book inside 24 hours you are welcome to contact us by email or phone to see if a booking is still possible.


Walking Tours are the SAFEST VISITOR EXPERIENCE on offer as we are all outdoors. Bookings are now open until end 2021 and there are no price increases. Existing bookings can be rebooked for later at no extra fee.



The really great news is that we have a special deal for domestic groups until 28 February 2021. We can offer a private tour to families, their friends and other small groups of friends/associates of not more than 10 people per guide for €150 (normally €255 for 10 people). Price includes VAT. Please click here to book the tour. 


This will be for a memorable and fun 2-hour tour. And you can pick the tour of your own choice! Examples include: Viking & Medieval Dublin, Georgian Dublin, the Historic Northside, The Liberties, Docklands, Horrid History Tours, Literary Tours and Treasure Hunts. If you have another idea just ask us at 01 8329406, 087 9052480 or email info@walkingtours.ie. 


Our scheduled tour options average €15 each and children under 16 are free). Click here for bookings.




Health Measures & Protocols

  • The guide will keep a 2m distance and will usually wear a transparent face shield while socially distant from participants. The guide will wear a mask if he/she needs to be closer or meet clients indoors.
  • Participants should wear masks at all times and remain socially distant unless they are from the same household.
  • Groups will be kept small (usually to a maximum of around 10 per guide). 
  • We will only stop at places where we are out of the way of closely-passing pedestrians.
  • Guides who may not have strong voice projection will use a small loudspeaker to ensure a spread-out group can hear clearly.
  • To reduce the risk to everybody, all indoor visits will be suspended for the moment..
  • The guide will be carrying hand-sanitising gel if the need for its use arises.




If you would like a virtual tour or a conversation on Dublin or Irish history with Pat Liddy or one of his expert guide/historians just email us. Rates will be very reasonable and will based on the time and complexity involved.


Learn Dublin's Chequered and Colourful History: We are also running a 5-week course which will be a mixture of online talks and field walks around the various districts of Dublin including the Viking & Medieval Quarter, The Liberties, Docklands, Georgian Dublin etc. This popular course will run from the end of  September and further months depending on demand. The cost for the whole programme is only €145 including VAT.






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Pat Liddy's Walking Tours of Dublin: Docklands - The New Old Dublin


This walking tour shows a lesser-known part of Dublin and explains why geography—including its location on the water—is so essential to Dublin's identity and infrastructure. Native Dubliner and historian Pat Liddy trains guides to lead small groups to pivotal parts of the city that demonstrate why Dublin is his favourite place in the world. By revealing not-often-seen parts of Dublin, including former shipping docks, a U2 recording studio, and the headquarters of contemporary tech giants like Google, this tour illustrates how the city's past and present are intertwined





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.