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We can offer you a wide range of private tours in Dublin and in Dublin suburbs. Please contact us at info@walkingtours.ie with your theme selection.

 

1. Docklands Tour - the New Old Dublin. This covers both side of the River Liffey from the 18th century Custom House and the various docks to the Financial Services Centre, the CHQ Building (where the EPIC Emigration Museum is located) down to Grand Canal Docks, the largest Docks in the world when they opened in 1796. On the way we will pass interesting old buildings and the modern, the Diving Bell, the Cill Airne Ship Restaurant, the Samuel Beckett Bridge, Windmill Lane where U2 recorded some of their albums and onto the site where their new museum will be built. From here there is also a view to such iconic headquarters such as Google & Facebook etc.

 

2. Georgian Dublin: the 18th century city, with its gracious terraced houses, parks and the Museum & Government/Quarter. Visits can be arranged for Trinity College and teh Book of Kells, the National Gallery and the National Museum.

 

3. The former Viking & Medieval Quarter: includes the West End of Temple Bar, the old City Walls, the courtyards of Dublin Castle, and the area around the two medieval cathedrals of Christ Church and St Patrick. If required visits can be arranged inside Marsh's Library (Ireland's oldest public library), either of the cathedral, the State Apartments of Dublin Castle or the Chester Beatty Library to see some of the world's earliest religious written treasures.

 

4. The Historic Northside: From the main thoroughfare of O'Connell Street down to The Church (a 1702 church but now preserved as a wonderful Cafe/Bar) and onto the site of a medieval abbey before coming to the Fruit & Vegetable Market, a former grim debtor's prison, Smithfield (Dublin's largest outdoor 'square', an optional visit up a tall chimney to view the area or a visit to Jameson's Distillery. Next, if wished, is a visit to Arbour Hill where the executed leaders of the 1916 Rebellion were buried and finally to the Collins Barracks Museum (once the largest and the first military barracks in the worlds) to view exhibitions of military interest or of the fine arts.

 

5. Whiskey and/or Guinness: A trail through the historic Liberties (where the 'real' Dubliners still live and work) which can take in visits to Teelings Whiskey distillery, the Guinness Storehouse and/or Pearse Lyons Distillery.

 

6. Literary Tour: This walk will take people past places associated with famous Irish Writers such as Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw, James Joyce, Bram Stoker, Jonathan Swift and several others. Quotes from their writings would be included.

 

7. Treasure Hunts: This can take many forms but we would design it to suit the client and to keep interactivity going.

 

8. Corporate Tours: Offer for employees who want a shorter tour of a lighter vein.

 

9. Jewish Dublin: The area around the South Circular Road & Portobello (Little Jerusalem) and perhaps a visit to the Jewish Museum. 

 

10. Classical Music Tour: Famous musicians and composers surprisingly did visit Dublin down the years. Some were home-spun but many were from abroad and include Thomas Arne, Francesco Giminiani, George Frederick Handel, Franz Liszt etc. The tour would include musical excerpts.

 

11. U2 Tour: Visit sites in the city centre associated with the band's history both personal and recording.

 

12. James Joyce: Follow routes associated with this great writer and his famous works such as Ulysses.

 

13. Macabre Tours; Featuring our Gothic writers such as le Fanu, Maturin, Wilde and Stoker and featuring some famous Dublin Ghost Stories

 

14. Architectural/Engineering Tours: Dublin's built heritage from medieval to modern times.

 

15. Howth Fishing Village: Visit Howth Summit for a spectacular view of Dublin Bay and then immerse yourself for a couple of hours in the fishing and yacht port of Howth itself. If sufficient time and good weather, there is an optional opportunity to visit the island of Ireland's Eye by boat.