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

  • “Interesting & a good laugh”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on March 25, 2017

    Our guide Keith was great. He was both very informative and answered all questions and managed to keep the group laughing throughout the tour. It was a great introduction to the city and we visited...

  • “Excellent tour with Peter ”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on March 23, 2017

    This was an awesome tour of Dublin. It was very interesting and Peter had all the answers to all of our questions, even the one about which was the best pub to have a Guinness in which he was more...

  • “Amazing”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on March 19, 2017

    Highly recommend, Ian our tour guide was very good, gave us a little bit of the Irish history in a nutshell, all with a great sense of humour! Took 1hour and 30min with a 20min break at a pub. Worth...

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.