Dublin Music Trails: South City

  • Linear trail
  • Easy trail
  • 5.1km
  • 90 minutes
  • Audio Guides
Join Visit Dublin as we explore the musical heritage of Dublin’s South City. Head out yourself and follow along with the audio guide to each stop of this trail in the corresponding map, click on 'View Route' and away you go.

U2, Thin Lizzy, Sinead O’Connor, The Dubliners, The Chieftains, The Boomtown Rats, My Bloody Valentine, Fontaines DC, even Boyzone. That’s just a selection of musical acts born and bred in Dublin, a city that has made a huge impact on the global music scene.

A stroll around the city is walking in the footsteps of some pretty big names, who got their start in one of Dublin’s music pubs and clubs; or as buskers on Grafton Street, their names now immortalised as some of the biggest names in a variety of musical traditions, from rock and blues to folk and traditional.

Wherever you are in Dublin, the sound of music is in the air. Whether a session in a traditional pub, a mega wattage concert in a large arena, or the unique energy of live music played on the city streets, Dublin’s connection to music is as strong as it is heartfelt.