Ireland has long been a land associated with mystery, mythology, ancient legends, incredible characters and a unique love for great stories. The Fables & Folklore Free Tour will take you to explore Dublin through this vast and treasured legacy, full of legendary tribes and orders, gods and goddesses, saints and sinners, monsters and menaces, heroes and villains, ghosts and ghouls as well as the cult favourites that form an integral and beloved part in the story of Dublin & Ireland.
Learn how our ancient past became a vehicle for our recent revolutions, discover the Irish folktales that inspired Game of Thrones & Lord of the Rings, hear more about famous inhabitants such as Molly Malone & Saint Patrick himself as well as contemporary local legends, oddities & eccentric Dubliners - all with a lovely local guide on an often funny, sometimes dark, and always engaging tour.

This activity includes:

Intro to Irish mythology - Ancient beliefs & superstitions - Pagan Ireland - Tuatha De Dannan - Fír Bolg & the Faerie world - Medieval myth - The Hell Fire Club - Witches & heresy - The Occult - The Hairy Lemon - The D'Olocher - Bang Bang - Celtic Revival - Revolution & Rebellion - Modern influences of mythology - ...and so much more!

Our Guides

    Traveler Reviews

  • “Great tour and histories!”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on April 25, 2017

    A couple of friends and I went to this free tour with Keith. It was clear that he has been guiding these walks for a while and that he knows and enjoys what he is saying and doing. We got a lot of...

  • “Sightseeing, Education and Humor in One Delightful Package”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on April 25, 2017

    Greatly enjoyed this little tour. Our guide, Kieth was very knowledgeable and engaging. He was extremely funny, while providing some great information on Irish history. He also went out of his way...

  • “great afternoon walking tour with Keith”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on April 23, 2017

    We actually came for a folklore tour but as there was noone else to take it we joined the regular city tour. And it was absolutely wonderful! Our guide was Keith, and not only did he show us around...

Meeting point

In front of the Central bank on Dame Street.

On arrival

The Central bank is located on Dame Street, one of the main streets in Dublin, so if you are staying in the city centre the best way to get here is by foot. Please note that we are NOT located at the Bank of Ireland close to Trinity College. The Central Bank is 1-2 mins walk from Trinity College, The Ha'penny Bridge & Dublin Castle in the very centre of the City. See the map above for it's location.

Search for our guides in blue Next City Tours T-shirts and holding blue Free Tour umbrellas!

Things to note

Booking for this tour is recommended to reserve your space specially during high season. This helps us to guarantee you'll receive a top quality tour!
Please note that this tour is only available to individual travellers & groups of less than 10 people on a voluntary-tip-basis. Groups of 10+ will incur a set fee and must be booked in advance.