Next, some quirkier tour offerings. Hidden Dublin Walks run a fantastic Haunted History Tour revealing some terrifying tales from the darker side of the Dublin’s past. As you walk you’ll learn about The Dolocher, an inmate at Black Dog Prison in the 1700s, who’s said to stalk the streets of the capital. You will also hear about the tragic tale of the Green Lady of St. Audoen’s, and the 1761 burning of Madam Darkey ‘The Witch’ Kelly.
If you fancy heading further afield, Hidden Dublin Walks also take visitors by bus to the infamous Hell Fire Club. This burned-out shell of a haunted hunting lodge dates from 1725 and is known for its association with Satanism, the supernatural and the occult. Though truly terrifying, it also provides breathtaking views of Dublin City… viewed by torchlight. You have been warned!
If you want to partake in something a little less scary, try a Full Moon Walk with Hilltop Treks. See the landscape of Dublin and Wicklow illuminated as informative guides fill you in on astronomy and night navigation. Perhaps you’re keen to stay active during your stay? City HIghlights Jogging Dublin run faster-paced tours around the city, with visitors jogging as they take in the sights.
The team at Ingenious Ireland run an unusual tour: Irish Ideas & Inventions that Changed the World. This tour explores Irish ingenuity and tech achievements, such as the engineer who invented seismology, and the Irish equation that put a man on the moon.
Finally, did you know that the ultimate walking tour – the Camino de Santiago – starts in Dublin? If you’re planning on undertaking this adventure, be sure to get your Pilgrim Passport stamped in the office at St. James’ Gate.