Our three hour Dublin walking tour begins with a walk along O’Connell Street to explain the massive impact of the 1916 Easter Rising, a seminal event in the fight for Irish independence.

 

Your guide will explain the significance of the GPO (General Post Office), used as the headquarters for the Rising and take you to the Garden of Remembrance which remembers all of those who lost their lives in the fight for Irish freedom. You will also hear of some of Irelands great literary and artistic figures whilst viewing the exterior of the Irish Writers Museum.

 

Walking down the historic Moore Street to O’Connell bridge, your guide will explain the impact of the Vikings arrival into Dublin in the 9th century and their role in turning Dublin into a major port. You will also see some of Dublins most famous buildings including the Customs House and learn of the tragedy of the Great Famine (1845-52) which saw thousands depart from Dublin port for the new world.

Crossing the river Liffey on the famous Ha’penny Bridge, your guide will walk you through the cobbled streets of Temple Bar to arrive at Dublin castle where you will walk the grounds and learn of how the Normans arrival has influenced Irish history up the present day.

 

Walking the grounds of Trinity College, your guide will explain how Trinity’s development mirrored the rise and fall of the Anglican churches domination of Irish history from the 16th century to the present day. You will also learn of the 1798 rebellion and hear the story of the Book of Kells which is housed within the Long Library and which can be visited after the tour.

The final section of the walk involves a walk along Grafton Street passing the famous statue of ‘Molly Malone’ before arriving in St Stephens Green to view the iconic 18th century townhouses of Georgian Dublin and to feed the ducks in the ‘Green’. Your guide will conclude the tour by explaining other key events such as the growth of Guinness, the partition of Ireland and the ‘Celtic Tiger’ all of which had an influence on Dublins development into the cosmopolitan 21st century city of today.

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