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Dark Dublin Guided Walking Tour
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Dark Dublin Guided Walking Tour

By Unearthed Tours
Recommended by 98% of travellers
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€16.00
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Lowest price guaranteeReserve now & pay laterFree cancellation

Ages 18-100, max of 25 per group
Duration: 2h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
English

Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2022

  • In-person guide
  • Small groups
  • Eco-friendly
  • Entry/Admission - The 40 Steps
What's not included
  • Private transportation
  • Dinner
  • Entry/Admission - Dublin Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Saint Patrick's Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Christ Church Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - St. Michan's Church


Departure details
  • Barnardo Square, Dublin 8, Co. Dublin, Ireland Barnardo Square is the small square next to Dublin City Hall on DAME STREET DUBLIN 2.
Return details
  • Smithfield Square, Smithfield, Dublin 7, Ireland We will finish the tour in Smithfield Square.

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 315938P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Dark Dublin Guided Walking Tour?
How much is Dark Dublin Guided Walking Tour?
Dark Dublin Guided Walking Tour price starts from €16.48. Discover and book Dark Dublin Guided Walking Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Dark Dublin Guided Walking Tour cancellation policy?
Dark Dublin Guided Walking Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Dark Dublin Guided Walking Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Dark Dublin Guided Walking Tour?
Dark Dublin Guided Walking Tour is hosted by Unearthed Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Unearthed Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Dark Dublin Guided Walking Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 315938P1

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Barnardo Square
    Barnardo Square, Dublin 8, Co. Dublin, Ireland
    Barnardo Square is the small square next to Dublin City Hall on DAME STREET DUBLIN 2.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Dublin Castle
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Saint Patrick's Cathedral
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Christ Church Cathedral
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 4
    St. Audoen's Church
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    St. Michan's Church
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 6
    Smithfield Square
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Smithfield Square
    Smithfield, Dublin 7, Ireland
    We will finish the tour in Smithfield Square.
    See address & details
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Linda K
Linda K
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Spectacular Experience
We did the walking tour with Ciaran and it was our best tour we had while in Ireland. We visited many sites and rea
TidyB94
TidyB94
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Cairan - best guide ever!
We had Cairan as our walking tour guide for a lead-in to an aviation industry conference. Cairan was spectacular, t
Endy2
Endy2
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Touring Dublin
We did the walking tour with Killian who did a terrific and passionate job of explaining Irish history while taking
72mercedesd
72mercedesd
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Great guide and great way to fill your day
Killian was a great guide, not only is he a living encyclopaedia of Irish history but he delivers it with humour. I
thma_2019
thma_2019
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Fun and informative
Tara was an amazing, knowledgeable guide to be with! The free tour included all the must-see locations and we were
kimclark560123
kimclark560123
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Great Irish history
Ciaran gave an amazing tour full of Irish history. He added fun facts and humor to keep things lively. I would high
iansH7093GL
iansH7093GL
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Stephen did a fabulous job leading us around Dublin. He was very funny! He totally new the history of Dublin and Ireland
A must tour of Dublin! 2.5 hrs of history and all the main tourist sites with a local guide. You won't be disappoin
m0njau
m0njau
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We are so happy we picked this tour
We did a "Free Walking Tour of Dublin - Discover Dublin & Hidden Gems". It was a super super informative, interesti
iantovecta
iantovecta
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Dublin free walking tour
2.5 hour guided tour, 26th April 2023. Now 2.5 hours is a long time for an ADHD individual like myself. Especially
Z9434GHmilenam
Z9434GHmilenam
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Free City Tour - Discover Dublin & Hidden Gems - great experience! Recommended!
The tour was very interesting. Ciaran is very knowledgeable, answered all our questions in details and is also a gr
kelleyrms
kelleyrms
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Fantastic tour!
Our tour guide Tara was FANTASTIC!!! So funny and so knowledgeable. It was a great tour. And she gave us fantastic
478sallyb
478sallyb
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Great walking tour
Had a very nice tour with James. Learned a lot about the history of Dublin and of Ireland as well. Saw the interest
Margaret M
Margaret M
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Dublin walking tour.
Tara was a very informative guide with a great sense of humour. She knew her history and by the end of the tour so
Y3569EPbellas
Y3569EPbellas
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Fantastic experience with Tara
Tara was an excellent guide. She was very funny and informative, and you can tell from her guiding that she loves w
Aisha T
Aisha T
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Enjoyable walking tour of Dublin
I went on the Free Walking tour and really enjoyed the experience. Jack is a really knowledgable and experienced to
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Michael C
United Kingdom8 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Kieron was an excellent tour guide that took us around parts of Dublin explaining the dark history of the city with lots of enthusiasm. We would really recommend going on this tour as it was very interesting and great value for money. It was pouring down with rain throughout the tour but still amuzing and worth getting drenched for
Written 30 April 2022
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Megan S
1 contribution
Jul 2022
I recently took the Dark Dublin walking tour with Cillian. The tour was incredibly detailed and informative, and despite the subject matter - at times really funny! Cillian did an excellent job of managing the group; both directing us through the hustle and bustle of Dublin and keeping us safe, and also sensing when we needed a bit of a lighter story to break up some of the death and murder.

It was clear that Cillian is extremely passionate about both Ireland and history, and I got the feeling he had many more stories that there wasn't time to share. He answered all of our questions and told some supplemental stories based on the interests of the group.

I highly recommend this company to anyone visiting Dublin and wish I'd had the time to take the other tours this company offered.
Written 11 July 2022
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Kerry D
Crewe, UK164 contributions
We found this tour on Trip Advisor when looking for activities in Dublin.
Very reasonable price and it looked different to the usual things on offer.
James, our guide, met us at the location. We were a small group of four. James was very friendly, very knowledgable of the city and added the right amount of humour to his tales.
The tour lasted for two hours and involved walking at a moderate pace around the city.
He was more than happy to give us advice about the best places to eat and drink and ideas for other things to do in the city.

Would highly recommend this tour if you are into dark and gruesome history and would like to see the city from a different perspective with a fun and knowledgable guide.
Written 10 February 2023
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Geminii C
1 contribution
Mar 2023 • Friends
We had an incredible time with Jack on our Dark Dublin Tour. He was very insightful and witty and really kept the crowd engaged in the history of Dublin. I would highly recommend this tour considering we learned so much and got to visit key destinations in the city such as St. Patrick’s cathedral and Dublin Castle.
Written 29 March 2023
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CheshireDancingqueen
Nantwich, UK849 contributions
We have been to Dublin on a number of occasions and have always enjoyed doing the real ‘touristy’ things. We thought this time we would try something different and we were not disappointed.

The meeting point is on a little square by Dublin castle. We were a small group of 4 which ensured that we had an engagingly and personal guided tour.

James was fantastic, he really is a great story teller, giving us lots of stories about what happened in Dublin in years gone by. James took us down roads and alley ways that we hadn’t notice before, all at a moderate walking pace.

It was a little chilly so if attending in the winter months make sure you wrap up warm.

Really good value, would highly recommend.
Written 13 February 2023
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Tanja W
3 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Ciarán was a fantastic tour guide and a wonderful story teller! My husband, his friend and I had a blast walking through Dublin for 2 hours this past Saturday and listening to dark stories taking place in Ireland. Gruesome stories with even scarier ends but the jokes were perfectly timed and hilariously delivered which made the tour unique in my eyes. I would do this tour again next time in Dublin just for the fun of it and recommend this tour to everyone looking for a well spent 2 hours walking through some bloody (pun intended) interesting history of Ireland.
Written 21 March 2022
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Grace W
1 contribution
Apr 2023 • Friends
We had James running our tour, who was brilliant, funny, and confident; it was a really great way to kick-start our evening. You get to walk around Dublin see some great sights and hear some strange and wonderful stories. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to do a walking tour but wants to hear some untold, darker stories of the city. Just make sure you're in comfy clothes and shoes and it's a fair bit of walking!
Written 25 April 2023
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Luke J
12 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
We booked this as part of a trip to Dublin for a friends 30th and can say it was well worth it. Kieron/cieron/keyran… was great and really personable, even in with a bigger group. A really knowledgeable dude. The tour lasted around 2hrs and it flew by, absolutely loads of twisted and humorous stories about the dark side of the city, while also giving a load of historical information. It’s a great way to find out about the city and see some of its sites
Written 26 October 2021
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Paul Ting
Singapore, Singapore19 contributions
James is engaging and funny as he leads the group all over Dublin sharing dark histories and stories.

He is takes time to slowly complete the tour, no rush and is very generous with all the stories even recapping what was covered in the earlier parts of the tour.

A must try for anyone who takes a trip to Dublin, Ireland!
Written 27 October 2022
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Tamara
6 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
Ciaran was great and he has a perfect tour guide voice, bc even if the traffic was sometimes loud you could hear him perfectly. I am not a native english speaker but everything was so well explained that it was no trouble for me to understand. The dark side tour was a great experience, so we decided to book the free walking tour for the next day - we didn't regret it. Interesting facts and stories, irish history briefly and with some humor explained, beautiful walk through the city and some recommendations for restaurants, pubs and cafes.
Written 11 October 2021
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