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Dublin History Tour

2hr Tour

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Dublin History Tour

Duration: 2hrs 

From the Viking foundations to the Easter Rising, see how the city of Dublin developed into the modern city that we live in today.

Beginning at Dublin Castle we will explore the Viking foundations of the city as well as the arrival of the Normans in 1169. Discover how Dublin got its name in the Castle Gardens, before reaching the heart of  medieval Dublin at Christchurch Cathedral.

Hear the tales of  the city's most beloved street characters, from Arthur Fields to Bang Bang.

The tour will finish at the General Post Office with the events of Easter 1916 and the proclamation of the Irish Proclamation.

What you'll see

  • Dublin Castle - The seat of English power in Ireland for over 700 years.

  • Dubh Linn Gardens - Where Dublin got its name.

  • Ship Street Gate - Hanna Sheehy Skeffington's fight for women's right to vote

  • Medieval Walls of Dublin

  • Christchurch Cathedral - Dublin's oldest Cathedral, founded by the Viking leader Sithric Silkenbeard

  • Fishamble Street - The oldest street in Dublin and the site that Handel's Messiah was first performed in 1742.

  • The Temple Bar District - Dublin's Cultural centre known for its vibrant nightlife, traditional music and pubs.

  • The Ha' Penny Bridge - The iconic Ha' Penny Bridge built in 1816 and dedicated to the Dublin born General who defeated Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815.

  • O'Connell Monument & O'Connell Bridge - The Liberator, Daniel O'Connell achieved Catholic Emancipation in 1829. A life long pacifist, his monument is covered by the scars of revolution.

  • The Spire of Light - On the site once occupied by Horatio Nelson before he was blown up in 1966.

  • GPO - The General Post Office - From outside the GPO on April 24th 1916 Patrick Pearse declared that Ireland was now a free and independent Republic in arms. The week that unfolded would change Ireland forever.

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