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Loving the Liberties

A walking tour through one thousand years of the street life of Dublin

  • €15, €7, Kids free
  • Peace Park, Christchurch Place (facing Christchurch Cathedral)

Our Tour

A 2 hour and 20 minute hour / 3km walking tour through the streets of Dublin's historic Liberties telling uplifting, wretched, and plain weird stories of the people who lived there. Set up in the 11th century, the Liberties are Dublin's oldest suburb. Explore the growth of the city from Viking settlement, Norman stronghold, Anglo Irish capital of a troubled nation, and finally capital of a new country. This ramble through the Liberties is not about history but rather the lives of the people who lived there. Could you live in a Viking house? What was a "Liberty" anyhow? who were the Huguenots and how did they end up in Dublin? and what were Tenters? . We'll meet the Guinness family - at one time Ireland's wealthiest - and their remarkable brewery. Delve into the rise and fall of distilling industry and the great whiskey fire of 1875. Visit the execution place of the Royal Rebel, young Lord Edward Fitzgerald. Discover the great palaces of the Earls of Meath, the wretched tenements of their tenants, and the quaint red-brick artisan dwellings. €15 per earner, €7 for non-earners, and children under 12 are free.


Cancellation Policy

Our tours are free so you can cancel anytime and without charge. If you know you can't make it please do cancel by replying to this email with "Please Cancel My Booking". This allows us to free up your slot(s) for other guests. < Go raibh míle maith agat / Thank You!