WALKING TOURS OF VIKING

&

MEDIEVAL DUBLIN

 
"Not all those who wander are lost."   J.R.R. Tolkien

Dublin has a rich history, from its settlement by the Vikings in the 8th century, through the Norman invasion in the 12th, the effects of the English Reformation in the 16th, its period of Georgian splendour as the second city of the British Empire, right up to its evolution through Independence in the 20th century into a modern European capital.

 

Our streets and buildings tell a fascinating story, which Ralph loves to share with visitors and natives alike. His professional training as a tour guide ensures that his clients will enjoy an informative and entertaining tour of the heart of Dublin City - with some spooky ghost stories and folk legends along the way! - and will come away with a fresh insight into our capital's past.

 
The Battle of Clontarf 1014AD
The Battle of Clontarf 1014AD
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Dublin Castle Chapel: Brian Boru
Dublin Castle Chapel: Brian Boru
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Viking longship
Viking longship
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Dublin Castle
Dublin Castle
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Viking coin
Viking coin
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   TOURS

               2021/2022

ALL TOURS ARE SUBJECT TO       COVID-19 REGULATIONS

Tour 1:  VIKING & MEDIEVAL WALKING TOUR
 
See where the Vikings first settled, and the black pool - Dubh linn - from which Dublin got its name...learn about the development of Dublin Castle from a medieval fortress to a Georgian palace...explore the Cathedral quarter, with tales of monks, ghosts and reformation...visit the remains of the original city wall.
 
TOUR DURATION:       2.5 hours aprox (including coffee break) * 
COST PER PERSON:   €25/Per person.
                               €20 depending on group size
                               (please enquire)
                                              Seniors & students €15 under 10s free
 
a shorter tour can be arranged for those with less stamina!
 
 
City Wall at St. Audoen's Gate
City Wall at St. Audoen's Gate
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Christ Church Cathedral
Christ Church Cathedral
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St. Werburgh's Church
St. Werburgh's Church
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The Silken Thomas Rebellion 1534
The Silken Thomas Rebellion 1534
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Romanesque door, Christ Church
Romanesque door, Christ Church
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Tour 2:  ST. PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL
 
See one of Dublin's oldest cathedrals, and the site of the holy well where St. Patrick is believed to have carried out baptisms.  Trace the cultural, religious and political history of the city through the many memorials, vaults and statues...and learn about its most famous Dean, Jonathan Swift, and his beloved Stella.
 
TOUR DURATION:          1 hour aprox. €25 Per person
COST PER PERSON:      including entrance fee,                                                        Under 10s free.
                                                                                                     
Choir of St. Patrick's Cathedral
Choir of St. Patrick's Cathedral
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The taking of St. Patrick
The taking of St. Patrick
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Celtic grave slab, St. Patrick's
Celtic grave slab, St. Patrick's
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Lady Chapel, St. Patrick's Cathedral
Lady Chapel, St. Patrick's Cathedral
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Bust of Jonathan Swift
Bust of Jonathan Swift
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Hello!  
I'm Ralph.  I'm passionate about
my city and its history, and love nothing more than to share my store of facts and stories with our
visitors.   I'll be delighted to show you around this very special part of Dublin, and promise to keep you interested and entertained.  
I'm happy to tailor the tours for 
groups of all sizes and ages -  please just contact me!
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Ralph Smyth

Email: rsmythtours@gmail.com

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