Ireland has long been a land associated with mystery, mythology, ancient legends, incredible characters and 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!
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in front of the Grand Social, 35 Liffey Street Lower, on the north side of the Ha'penny Bridge
Upon arrival: Look for our guides with light-blue Generation Tours t-shirts, name cards, and umbrellas.
The river Liffey divides Dublin into the North and South sides. Our meeting point is on the North side, very close to the foot of the Ha'penny Bridge. Dublin is easily walkable and the Ha'penny Bridge is a well-known landmark, so you'll easily find it on a map, Google maps, or by asking someone on the street. Once at the bridge, on the north side, look for the Grand Social, 35 Liffey Street Lower. You will see our guides with light-blue Generation Tours T-shirts, name cards and umbrellas right in front of the bar.
Things to note
How do free tours work? It' simple, you're free to pay what you feel the tour was worth. Your lovely local guides don't receive any income other than tips from satisfied customers like you, meaning top quality tours on fair terms. Enjoy!
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 travelers & groups of less than 6 people on a voluntary-tip-basis. Groups of 6+ will incur a set fee and must be booked in advance. Please note that we reserve the right to refuse tour service on arrival if we suspect that a group of 6+ attempted to evade the basic group fee and our terms of fair usage.
This tour has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge of €2 fee per person.