Join us on this 2.5-hour walking tour as we make our way through church graveyards and down narrow back alleys to discover the side of Dublin that you won't find on any postcards. Thoughts of Dublin conjure up happy times of Irish Dancing, Celtic music and stunning view of the River Liffey. However, Dublin wasn't always so charming. This night tour of Dublin will tell you gruesome stories of brothels run by serial killers, cannibals with a taste for young children, and the notorious Hellfire Club, said to be made up of Devil worshippers, whose club house allegedly received visits from Satan himself. Irish folklore Fairies, leprechauns, banshees and rainbows - there is an endless supply of folklore in Ireland. While most of them are whimsical, you will discover the darker tales on this tour. Halloween originated from the Gaelic harvest festival of Samhain. This changing of season was believed to be a time when beings from the spiritual world could more easily cross over into our dimension. With stories like that, it's no wonder that the most famous gothic novel Dracula was written by an Irish writer! Ghosts of Dublin’s buildings While you marvel at the stunning architecture of Dublin, be aware that you might not be the only one in the ancient buildings… The Dublin Castle is said to be haunted with the souls of beheaded invaders. A young boy named Charlie Parker strolls around the Olympia Theatre – the staff say he is friendly though! The spooky mummies on display at St Michan's Church will not be the only things making the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end - many visitors hear whispers supposedly from the many other unopen tombs buried in the church’s crypt. The Dark Side Tour ends in Smithfield Square.
Join us on a journey of Dublin’s often unexplored North Side. Though these streets are vibrant with life today, they are home to some of Ireland's most solemn history. On the other side of the world famous Ha'Penny Bridge, you'll wander the infamous Moore Street Terraces, one of the key sites of the violent rebellion, as well as visiting incredible feats of stunning architecture, such as Dublin's renowned Custom House. From neoclassical buildings to famine and misfortune, this side of the city has seen it all. We'll take you to the Great Irish Famine Memorial, remembering the one million people who died during the famine, as well as the Jeanie Johnson Tall Ship, commemorating those who escaped death by fleeing the Emerald Isle, beginning the exodus which sees 80 million people across the globe today claim Irish heritage. This tragic time, as well as generations of oppression, eventually culminated in the march towards liberation, which we remember and discuss 100 years on.
On this FREE 3-hour* tour we wind down the quiet streets and bound through bustling boulevards, uncovering the hidden sites as well as the famous ones. From the Celts to the Vikings, invaders have tried to tame this wild island, a place of legends, traditions, and folklore. 750 years of resistance and rebellion would culminate in the tragedy of the Easter Rising in the middle of the First World War. Testament to the will of the local people, just a few generations later Dublin is one of the leading business centers of Europe. Join us as we explore 2,000 years of history. From some of the world’s greatest writers to dramatic and sometimes tragic events through the centuries, Dublin’s main export has been stories and guides are famous for bringing the past to life through their passionate delivery of the history of this vibrant city. *Average tour length. The Dublin Free Tour usually ends by the Trinity College. The independent guides with whom we work have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites and stories above and lasts this long, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group!
You don’t need to spend the day sitting on a bus to see the authentic, rural Ireland. Howth is an ancient fishing village just outside of Dublin, surrounded by nature and steeped in legends. From pre-history to modern times the wild rocky peninsula has seen some of the most crucial events and bloody battles that have shaped Irish history. Simply incredible views of Dublin and (weather permitting — this is Ireland!) even as far away as Wales and Northern Ireland will take your breath away. Although it’s just a short train ride away you’ll find yourself lost in time, where mysterious Neolithic standing stones are scattered on the outcrops among medieval ruins, lonely lighthouses and 18th-century coastal defences. The relics of past invaders are set against the backdrop of dramatic scenery and wildlife. We regularly spot guillemots, eagles, seals and more on a spectacular clifftop walk. We spend six hours in this beautiful setting so you have time to fully appreciate this fascinating place and get the best out of the trip. Unsurprisingly, Howth has amazing fresh fish and seafood available and some of the best real Irish pubs you’ll ever find. We advise good footwear for when it all goes a bit ‘off-road’. For generations it has been Dublin’s number one day-trip destination. So leave the big city behind and, as the old slogan put it best, visit ‘the Hill of Howth for health and heather’. Children under 13 accompanied by an adult go free. You will need to purchase a ticket for them on the day (€2.75 return). Please note that the tour covers approximately 6 miles of walking over a 3-5 hour period, occasionally off path and ascending/descending steep gradients. Please ensure that you are wearing suitable footwear (ie. no heels or flip flops) and that you have a suitable level of fitness for this type of activity. Unfortunately this tour is not recommended for pushchairs, for those in wheelchairs or for those less able to walk unassisted.
In a city world famous for its pub scene, Dublin’s nightlife should not be missed. From traditional pubs to modern bars and late night clubs, with us you won’t miss a beat. Meet other travelers looking to party and to see a side of Dublin you couldn’t find on your own! You must be 18+ to enjoy this night out. Please bring a valid photo I.D. and dress smart to enter the club.SANDEMANs NEW Europe Tours supports the responsible enjoyment of alcoholic beverages. When it is misused, alcohol can be dangerous. We want everyone to have an unforgettable night, but for your safety the bars visited on Pub Crawls will cut you off if you’ve reached your limit. The mission is to show you Dublin's nightlife, not to get you drunk. Take advantage of our group discount of 10% for groups of 10 or more!
Enjoy one Hell of a night with the SANDEMANs Halloween Party! We can’t promise you will see any ghosts, but you will definitely come across some spirits. Enjoy free shots, 1 free half pint of Guinness (or beer for those who are not feeling so Irish) and drink deals throughout the night! As an extra treat, we will take €5 off your ticket if you show up in costume. Prizes will also be given for the best costumes! Take a dip at some apple bobbing or beer pong to win some extra free drinks! Enjoy free entry to some of Dublin's best bars and clubs, where you can dance the night away and show off your creepy costumes - but unlike vampires, you can stay out past sunrise! You must be 18+ to enjoy this night out. Please bring a valid photo I.D. SANDEMANs NEW Europe Tours supports the responsible enjoyment of alcoholic beverages. When it is misused, alcohol can be dangerous. We want everyone to have an unforgettable night, but for your safety the bars visited on Pub Crawls will cut you off if you’ve reached your limit. The mission is to show you Dublin's nightlife, not to get you drunk.