Walking Tours in Dublin

Enjoy some of our favourite walking Tours in and around Dublin

Explore Dublin's many green areas, walking paths and trails throughout the city which is brilliant for walking enthusiasts keeping fit into the New Year. There is no better way to see the city than to walk around and explore each park and space enioying its history and own unique story.

Take a look at our favourite list below.

Explore Dublin by Foot

Explore Dublin by foot on a fascinating 2-hour tour led by an entertaining local guide. As you stroll from site to site in this charm-laden city, hear fun facts and tales about its rich history, culture and people. Stop for photos at must-sees such as Trinity College and the General Post Office, the site of the infamous 1916 Easter Rising. Plus, explore the cobbled lanes of the pretty Temple Bar district and Italian Quarter, and stretch your legs with walks along the scenic Liffey River and bustling O’Connell Street.

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Explore Dublin by Foot

1916 Rebellion Walking Tour

In 1916 a small band of armed insurrectionists declared Ireland a Republic. This event is known as the Easter Rising, a violent battle which resulted in many deaths and the destruction of many parts of Dublin.

Author and historian Lorcan Collins will take you to the relevant sites of the Rebellion in Dublin, Ireland, to give you an understand of this historic occasion which precipitated the formation of the Irish Republic.

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1916 Rebellion Walking Tour

The Hellfire Club Dublin Tour

The The Most Terrifying Experience In Dublin!

Board the private Hellfire Express to hear some of the haunted legends that abound further afield than Dublin City Centre at such famous landmarks as St Patrick's Cathedral, Rathfarnham Castle and Kilakee House as we wend our way along the path towards the lonely dark Dublin Mountains range.

Arrive at the Hellfire Club – and walk up to one of Ireland’s most lonely and infamous places. The burnt out shell of this haunted hunting lodge dating from 1725 is known for its association with Satanism, the supernatural and the occult. Be warned! Although this desolate place is miles from civilisation it has witnessed activities that should not be seen by anyone on this earthly plain. It is not unusual for visitors to experience head and chest tightness as their subconscious picks up on the horrors that this lonely hill has witnessed, it is not a place for the faint hearted!

Your storyteller will recount the history, including the destruction of the ancient megalithic monuments, the exhumation of the demonic statue and dwarf skeleton to the evil rituals and events that took place here such as the black masses, human and animal sacrifices, and the infamous card game with the “cloven-hoofed visitor.

The historical "Haunted Hellfire" excurison will last approximately 2.5 hours (inclusive of travel time to and from the Dublin Mountains)

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The Hellfire Club Dublin Tour

Viking Dublin Walking Tour

This walk chronicles the history of Dublin from her birth at the hands of the Vikings to the Norman invasion of Ireland.

Hear about the ancient settlement of "Eblana", the Pre-Viking Celtic monastic settlement that gives Dublin her modern Irish name, The coming of St Patrick and the spread of what was back then a very strange and "paganistic" brand of Christianity, the coming of the Vikings, the "Dubh linn", where their settlement was and how the Dublin Vikings lived and died, the "thigmote", the largest slave market in Europe (specialising in English slaves!) and some surprisingly gory and tortuous methods of Viking execution.

Learn about the two great Dublin cathedrals, one Viking, one Norman, the bloody expulsion of the Vikings from their own city, Brian Boru, which Pope authorised the British to invade Ireland, the Norman invasion of Ireland and why the British were actually originally invited by the Irish to invade this country!

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Viking Dublin Walking Tour

Day Tour of Wicklow

This Tour leaves from Dublin Daily. You can enjoy some Irish Country side with a guided walk, horse riding and biking options.

If you’re not feeling to energetic you also have the opportunity to explore The Powerscourt Gardens which has been voted no. 3 in the World's Top 10 Gardens by the National Geographic.

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Day Tour of Wicklow

Grand Canal Walk

This is a lovely walk along the Grand Canal, start at our hotel and walk all the way along to Harold’s cross, it will take about 50 minutes in total and it’s very relaxing. You can walk down on one side and come back on the other side of the canal. Grab some delicious sandwiches in Canal Express before you head and enjoy them on one of the many grassy areas beside the canal.

Grand Canal Walk

Dodder Walk

This trail takes you from Bushy Park to Dodder Park, all along the river Dodder. It’s a very easy linear trail which is roughly 3.5km. On entrance to Dodder Park it doesn’t feel like you are in Dublin city at all, as the fast flowing Dodder River flows along into the river Liffey. You can drive there or take Public Transport: The 15, 49, 65 and 65b all stop at Bushy Park. The Dropping Well is very near Milltown Luas stop (Green line) and is on the 142 bus route. Read more here

Dodder Walk

Howth Cliff Walk

Start at the Dart station in Howth village and follow the green arrows. This walk will take you along the cliffs climbing to the top and then making a loop back around. The views of Dublin Bay and Lambay Island are amazing. Grey seals may also be seen out here and they even have a pet seal who has been seen waving at fishermen and tourists.

 Howth Cliff Walk

Dalkey and Killiney Hill

This path does a loop of Killiney Hill Park, it is 2.09km in length and it is easy. Take a picnic with you and enjoy it in the woods. A true taste of the wilderness, not far from the bustling city. See more. 

Dalkey and Killiney Hill

Sandymount

Sandymount is a 25 minute walk from our hotel or 5 minutes by car. 
This walking trail starts at Sandymount Green in the heart of the village. It takes a loop northwards to the River Dodder and back to the Green. Then it loops out to the sea past the Martello Tower and back along Park Avenue. The trail is about 5.5km and should take under 90 minutes at a leisurely pace. It will allow you to escape the hustle and bustle of the city as you breath in that fresh sea air.

Sandymount