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

  • “Ver enjoyable city walking tour.”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on June 23, 2017

    We just did the free walking tour with guide Alan ( with the glasses) and thoroughly enjoyed it. He was an informative and entertaining speaker who was easy to hear even though we were in some...

  • “best tour I've done”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on June 18, 2017

    James was the most entertaining guide I've had. Just the right mix of rich historical knowledge, insight, charm and irreverent Irish humor. A brilliant tour, make sure you tip these guys as they...

  • “Good and bad”
    Rating: 3 Reviewed on June 17, 2017

    Our guide, Alan, was great. But the tour itself was not as good as other walking tours I've done before. We spent almost half an hour at a pub, presumably to had a rest but in reality to get us to...

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.