Fables & Folklore Free Tour

Explore Ireland's other History - Local legends, secrets, superstitions, stories & more from our rich mythological tapestry.

Meeting Point

In the square in front of The Central Bank, Dame St.

Description

A stroll through the city of tall-tales.

Mythological Ireland is far more than just leprechauns & fairies, we’re a nation who count incredible folk tales, ancient legends, intriguing characters, & wonderful story-tellers as some of our greatest treasures, and we are passionate about revealing this fascinating aspect of our culture & heritage. Join us to explore the myths around some of Dublin’s famous inhabitants, from Saint Patrick to Molly Malone, learn the Irish stories which have inspired Lord of the Rings & Game of Thrones, discover how our fierce revolutions were spurred on by our ancient past, and how our deepest superstitions still shape this enchanting city today.

  • Introduction to Irish mythology
  • Ancient beliefs & pagan Ireland
  • Irish gods & heroes, the Faerie world
  • Medieval myth
  • Witches & heresy
  • The Hell Fire Club, The Occult, Georgian Dublin
  • Legend of the buck
  • Local Dublin street characters
  • Gaelic Revival & Rebellion
  • Modern Ireland, our beliefs, superstitions, & more

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Things to note

How do free tours work? It's simple, you're free to pay what you feel the tour was worth. Your lovely local guides don't receive any income other than tips from satisfied customers like you, meaning top quality tours on fair terms.

Booking is recommended to reserve your space, especially during high season & at weekends. This helps us to guarantee you'll receive a top quality tour!

Groups of 7+ must book online 24 hours in advance. Please note, fixed rates apply for groups joining the tour.

Please note, groups of 7-15 people who book to join the tour are not guaranteed their own guide. Should your group require their own guide, we recommend you use our contact form to arrange a private tour exclusively for your group.


Schedule

Starts at
Monday 2:30 PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 2:30 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 2:30 PM
Saturday 2:30 PM
Sunday Closed

Directions

On foot:


The Central bank is located on Dame Street, one of the main streets in Dublin, so if you are staying in the city centre, the best way to get here is by foot. Dubliners are very friendly people, so they'll be glad to give you directions.

Please note that we are NOT located at the Bank of Ireland close to Trinity College. The Central Bank is 1-2 mins walk from Trinity College, The Ha'penny Bridge, & Dublin Castle, in the very centre of the City. See the map above for its location.

Please note, there is currently major construction works in place at the Central Bank, our exact meeting point is located at the ‘Tree of Gold’, a golden sphere. There you will see our guides wearing light-blue name tags and holding a Free Tour sign.

You can download our city map from here.

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