“Brilliant walking tour . . . Highly recommended!”
Quirky walking tours to blow your mind, packed with big Irish ideas and little inventions. Dubliners love these tours, and we’re sure you will too – and you can amaze your friends after with all you’ve discovered, including a city centre air raid shelter, and the ingenious Irish man who invented a useful hole in paper.
Daily tours in summer -- choose from:
• The ‘Big Ideas’ tour – Ingenious Dublin, Mon-Sat at Science Gallery, Pearse St. Comes with a complementary Butler's chocolate, and 10% off in Science Gallery café.
• Blood and Guts – 1,000 years of horrible history. This is just what the doctor ordered! Sundays at noon from Fishamble St at Christ Church Cathedral
• Dublin Rocks – what’s the city made of? A quirky tour where architecture, history and geology meet. Sundays at noon from Fishamble St at Christ Church Cathedral.
You get 90 minutes of great stories, and tickets cost €12/10. Booking advised, or pay the guide on the day. Full details here: http://ingeniousireland.ie/walking-tours/
Our guides are all Dubliners, who love sharing their city with visitors. Expert and enthusiastic, they can't wait to tell you their favourite stories!
Or... take one of our oh-so convenient, and great value audio (MP3) tours, and explore the city in your own time, and for less than the price of a cappucino.
Audio tours, choose from:
Great Irish Ideas: Discover where the hypodermic syringe was invented, and hear of the Dublin man who invented perforated stamps, you'll even get to see the ingenious engine that electrified the world. This 90-minute stroll starts in TCD, ends at St Stephen's Green.
Blood and Guts: This horrible history is just what the doctor ordered! We‘ll take you to Dublin’s historic leper colony, in a fascinating stroll through 1,000 years of history, starting with the first hospital at the city walls. We’ll have the pox, plague and cholera — so read instructions carefully!! Common side effects include wanting to tell everyone horror stories of executions! Always read the label. From Christchurch to Andrew St.
Elephants & Earthquakes: This 90-minute self-guided walking tour of Dublin is packed with stories from the history of Irish science, complete with elephants and earthquakes, and even Alan Turing’s favourite song. Meet the archbishop who calculated the date of the Creation, the geologist who invented the first effective radiotherapy for cancer, and William Rowan Hamilton’s Dublin algebra that helped to land a man on the Moon and an added bonus, because milk chocolate was invented an Irish doctor, you get 10% off at Butlers Chocolates!
Dublin Rocks: a fascinating stroll through Dublin city, mixing history, architecture and even geology, and we’ll even have you stroking Jurassic creatures. The 2-hour tour starts near Christ Church and ends at St Stephen's Green. Comes with map and user guide. Just €2.99
Inside the Royal Irish Academy: ancient illustrated manuscripts, the very harp that was owned and played by Thomas Moore, and the finest room in Dublin. . . Just some of the treasures and fascinating stories in this audio guided tour of the RIA, Dawson St. FREE tour.
National Botanic Gardens: hear about the loneliest plant in the world, the glasshouse that is an architectural treasure, plants that eat sheep, Irish bananas, and much more. Over 200 years of history, await in our audio-guided tours of the gardens at Glasnevin. FREE tour and app.
Tours Out Of Dublin:
Hill of Tara audio guide
This tour brings Tara to life, and is the perfect companion for your visit to Ireland’s ancient capital. A great day’s outing and a history lesson in one. Allow at least 2 hours for the full tour. Comes with map, user guide, and ‘things to do’ for younger visitors. Just €2.99