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  1. Ireland
  2. Leinster, Ireland
  3. Dublin
  4. Dublin Castle

Dublin Walking Tour: The Dark Side

Product ID: 184508
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Explore the dark side of Dublin on a 2.5-hour walking tour and hear spooky tales of whisperings from ancient tombs. Listen to stories about the devil worshippers of the Hellfire Club, and the friendly ghost who visits the Olympia Theatre.
About this activity
Duration 2.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Dublin Castle, where the heads of enemies were mounted on the walls
  • Learn the legend of the haunted dog that seeks its master at St Patrick's Cathedral
  • Listen to the tale of the serial killer and brothel owner Darkey Kelly
  • Meet the friendly ghosts of Olympia Theatre
  • Hear about the debauchery and occult practices of the Hellfire Club
Full description
Make your way through church graveyards and down narrow back alleys to discover a side of Dublin that you won't find on any postcards. Hear 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!

Journey through the folklore of Ireland and get introduced to fairies, banshees, and leprechauns. Hear how Halloween originated from the Gaelic harvest festival of Samhain when, according to legend, beings from the spiritual world could cross dimensions more easily.

Admire the stunning architecture of ancient buildings such as Dublin Castle, said to be haunted with the souls of beheaded invaders. Learn about the young boy who is said to stroll around the Olympia Theatre, and get a closer look at the spooky mummies on display at St Michan's Church.
Includes
  • Guided walking tour
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet your guide at the Joy of Chá, 10 Essex Street East, Temple Bar, Dublin. Just look for the team with the red t-shirts and red umbrellas.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Children up to 13 years old are welcome to join this tour for free. However, this tour contains content that may not be suitable for younger guests
• While the tour usually includes the sites & stories mentioned and lasts about 2.5 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.5 / 5
based on 57 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.6/5
Organization
4.6/5
Value for money
4.5/5
Safety
4.8/5

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Sandemans New Europe - Ireland

Product ID: 184508