3-Hour History of Dublin Walking Tour
A tour 1200 years in the making. Walk the streets of the Irish capital while covering the highlights of the viking, medieval, and revolutionary eras during a 3-hour city walk.
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- Walk the cobblestoned streets of Dublin's Georgian squares
- Meet Dublin's finest writers, such as Oscar Wilde, James Joyce and Flann O'Brien
- Uncover the Viking slave port of Dubhlinn, founded in 841A.D. and the medieval fortress built by the English: Dublin city walls and Dublin Castle
- Enter historic buildings like Dublin City Hall, the House of Lords, and Sweeney's Chemist
- Get tickets to Dublin Castle, Christ Church Cathedral and St. Patrick's Cathedral
DescriptionThis tour covers much of the 1,200 years of Dublin's history: from Viking slave port in 841A.D., to a medieval fortress town of English rule, to the second city of the British Empire in the 18th century, to the capital of a rebel republic in the 20th century, and finally the thriving center of a booming economy the Celtic Tiger. The rich literary heritage and Ireland's revolutionary tradition will also be highlighted. The story of Dublin's Viking and Medieval period will be explored in the old town, at Woodquay, Fishamble street, Dublin Castle, Christ Church Cathedral, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Isolde's Tower, and St. Audeon's Arch. Also meet important figures in Dublin's development such as the Viking King Sytrigg Silkbeard, the English mercenary Strongbow, and the Earl of Kildare Silken Thomas. The many sieges of the city by the native Irish and Scots made Dublin a fortress town known as the Pale, and it would not be until after the reign of Henry VIII that it began to grow into a major capital. The tour includes many of the major sites from Dublin's greatest period of growth the Georgian era (1718-1830): St. Stephen's Green, Merrion Square, Trinity College, the Irish Houses of Parliament, Templebar, Smock Alley Theatre, and O'Connell Street. 18th century Dublin was nicknamed the Gorgeous Mask by Benjamin Franklin and was a major European capital. Notable philosophers, politicians and artists made Dublin their home at this time, such as Edmund Burke, George Friedrich Handel, Henry Grattan, Theobold Wolfe Tone, and Daniel O'Connell, and the impact of this period is still felt in the architectural legacy of the city today. Ireland emerged as an independent state at the beginning of the 20th century. A failed rising of Irish Republicans in Easter 1916, led to a successful War of Independence (1919-1921), and a tragic Civil War (1922-23). On this tour you will walk in the steps of Ireland's founders and visit some of the most relevant sites to this period, such as, the General Post Office, Liberty Hall, the Four Courts, and Dublin City Hall. Finally, Dublin is as well known for its writers as it is its rebels, and we will meet some of Dublin's best known bards, whether that be James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, Flann O'Brien, W.B. Yeats or Lady Augusta Gregory. In Templebar, Dublin's cultural quarter, you will meet modern Dublin: a center of art, culture and humor.
IncludesA walking tour Tickets to Dublin Castle, Christ Church Cathedral, and St. Patrick's Cathedral Book of Kells
- Bring an umbrella!
Easy cancellationCancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
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