Our 2022 program
Join us as we explore Ireland through our rare themed tours. Our 2022 program will focus on Ireland's Military heritage told through our "Dublin's Military Mile" walking tour, and the living story of Dublin from Viking times to today as told through the places and people of the ancient Liberties district in our "Loving the Liberties" walking tour.
Dublin's Military Mile
Approx. two hours and twenty minutes / 3km. Tours start at the North Door of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham at 11am Wednesday to Sunday.
The west of Dublin City provides a rich tapestry to tell the complex and contradictory story of Ireland – once the "second island" of the British Empire, but following a destiny to her own independence.
Join us as we explore how Europe's Wars of Religion shaped Ireland, why Ireland's most successful General fought to preserve the British Empire, how one bad decision put Ireland on the irrevocable road to Independence, and how newly Independent Ireland honored her dead from the World Wars.
Starting from the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, we will pass Kilmainham Gaol, visit the War Memorial Gardens, and finish at the Wellington Testimonial in the Phoenix Park. Along the way we'll explore the military events, heroes, and villains that shaped Ireland's tumultuous history.
Booking is essential.
Loving the Liberties
€15 per earner, €7 for non-earners, and children under 12 are free. (Booking is essential).
Approx. two hours and twenty minutes / 3km. Tours start in the Peace Park, Christchurch Place, at 2pm Wednesday to Sunday.
For just about one thousand years the Liberties have been the living, breathing heart of Dublin. Its places tell the rich story of a city that evolved from a small Viking settlement, a Norman fortress, an Anglo-Irish colony, to a modern international capital.
We will ramble through the layout of a viking house, marvel at the cathedral whiskey built, discover the hidden gem of the Peace Park, and then explore the back streets of the liberties with her charming red-brick artisan dwellings, and check out the place of the great whiskey fire of 1875.
This is a story about people and their lives. The Irish who settled the Liberties, the monks who ran it, the Huguenots who fled to it bringing their tradition of weaving, the Guinness' and the Roes and their global empires. It's all here in the Liberties.
Booking is essential.