- Walking tour of Dublin's must-see iconic sites
- See famous Georgian buildings including City Hall and Trinity College
- Visit Dublin's famous monuments, including the 18th-century St Mary's Church, Dublin Castle and the former House of Parliament
- Stroll around Temple Bar and by the River Liffey
- Cross the Ha’penny Bridge
- Professional local guide
Then follow your guide through the Henry Street shopping district toward St Mary’s Church, a former Church of Ireland that is now a bar and restaurant simply called The Church. It’s one of the earliest examples of a galleried church in Dublin. It was built at the beginning of the 18th century and boasts many outstanding features, such as the Renatus Harris-built organ and spectacular stained-glass window.
Next, head to the Italian Quarter. This delightful shopping and eating district, also called Quarter Bloom, is located on the north side of the River Liffey. From the Viking beginnings of Dublin to today, the Liffey has been important for trade in Ireland. Walk to the renowned Ha’penny Bridge, Dublin’s best-known river crossing. Built in 1816, it was the first iron bridge in Ireland and gets its name from the old half-penny toll to cross it.
From here, make your way to Temple Bar, the city’s promoted “cultural quarter” and nightlife spot that preserves its medieval street pattern, with many narrow cobbled streets.
Continue to see Dublin City Hall, an outstanding example of the Georgian architecture for which Dublin is world-renowned; Dublin Castle, with its 800-plus years of Irish history; and the former House of Parliament, the first purpose-built parliament house in the world.
Finally, arrive at Trinity College, founded just before the Tudor monarchy completed the task of extending its authority over the whole of Ireland. Trinity was established in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I; it is Ireland’s oldest university and one of the seven ancient universities of Britain.
Reviewed by Desmond D, April 2013
Padraig was absolutely brilliant!!! His clear, concise and very understandable Irish accent combined with the famous Irish wit was perfect. The places included in the tour gave a perfect overview of Dublin. Though the day I went for the tour the Dublin Castle was closed for official business unfortunately!! Any way hats off to Padraig and hats off to your organization!!
Reviewed by Mr G Kimberley K, March 2013
Even though it was freezing cold we still really enjoyed this. It was great to hear the history of Dublin and our tour guide was really good and funny and very enthusiastic which kept your attention to the tour and not the cold.