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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. 

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.

“From Green to Black or Gold” St Stephen's Green to Guinness or Pearse Lyons Distillery

This relatively short walk (90 minutes) packs a real punch. It links the historic St Stephen’s Green to the Guinness Storehouse and the Pearse Lyons Whiskey Distillery. On the way discover parts of the city rarely seen by visitors to Dublin. Travel through the very soul of the old city via a wealth of hidden gems, ancient sites, historic churches, the incomparable old Liberties Quarter where, they say, the ‘true’ Dubliners still live and play and it contains several whiskey distilleries. Starting on St Stephen’s Green, the tour passes Whitefriar Street Church, which remarkably contains the remains of the famous St Valentine, before walking through some historic streets and the Dublin Literary Parade to arrive at St Patrick’s Cathedral. From there we travel on through the nostalgic Liberties Quarter passing a couple of distilleries, including the famous Teelings, before walking through the very heart of the inner city where you’ll encounter the locals who still speak in their own local accents as they move between their shops, markets and homes. Apart from places oozing history you will see two more whiskey distilleries before finishing at the iconic Guinness Storehouse Visitor Centre or the neighbouring Pearse Lyons Whiskey Distillery. There is an option of buying a discounted ticket to Teelings Distillery, Pearse Lyons Distillery or Guinness Storehouse.  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.  

Bewley's Grafton Street Official Tour

‘Dublin can be heaven with coffee at eleven!’   Bewley’s is a family owned Irish company with a long and fascinating history, spanning over 175 years of Dublin. Bewley’s are pioneers in coffee sourcing and roasting. Today Bewley’s roast all of their coffees and blend teas in North Dublin for the Irish market, with roasting facilities in the U.K. and U.S that serve markets locally in these parts of the world.   Bewley’s Grafton Street has long been considered the home of the Bewley’s brand. Our tour of this beautiful historic café will begin in 1835, when Joshua Bewley chartered the Hellas, a clipper ship that took a high risk round trip to China. The Hellas was the first ship ever to sail directly from China to Ireland and arrived to Kingstown (Dún Laoghaire) harbour filled with 2,099 chests, containing the first Chinese tea leaves to enter Ireland. You will learn that this was one of many firsts that Bewley’s delivered.   Following a recent three year refurbishment there many unique elements of the original café have been fully restored including the iconic Harry Clarke windows and ten open fireplaces. The Egyptian-motifed façades on Grafton Street were inspired by the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb by British explorers. The café is an art lovers dream, with Pauline Bewick, Jim Fitzpatrick, Paddy Campbell, Eamonn Ceannt and Graham Knuttel only some of the artists whose works are on display. Bewley’s Café Theatre, located on the second floor, is another cultural delight offered at Bewley’s and was described as ‘nourishment for the soul’ by the Irish Times!    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. Located in the heart of Dublin, unlock your senses and escape in this bustling café that offers crackling coffee log fires in winter and a bright, airy garden atrium complete with a balcony overlooking Grafton Street for the summer months. What visit to Bewley’s would be complete without a world famous tea or coffee complemented with a heritage bun, freshly baked in the craft kitchen in Bewley’s Grafton Street? Our guides will leave you to enjoy this café experience at the end of your tour.