Overview

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

  • “Olie you legend! Great funny, dark but beautiful tour!”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on August 23, 2017

    Ireland clearly has a bit of a dark and interesting history, so I can now understand why they need such a positive outlook and great sense of humour! Which was included on this tour! The tour was...

  • “Nice and Funny”
    Rating: 4 Reviewed on August 23, 2017

    Unfortunately I don't remember the name of the guide, I did it on the 9th August in the morning, the most funny of the two guys :-) I would suggest this tour to anyone that would like to get a first...

  • “Very informative and fun”
    Rating: 4 Reviewed on August 21, 2017

    We really enjoyed today's free walking tour with james; even tho i challenged him with my questions. Thank you! :)

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.