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!
“A must do in Dublin!”
Reviewed on October 15, 2017
Really enjoyed this tour. Our guide was funny and highly entertaining. Had many ideas and opinions on what to do and see. Was spot on. Even got to see a woman trying to jump off of the Ha' Penny Bridge. Was a little extra and... read more
“Not Fables & Folklore, but still good!”
Reviewed on October 12, 2017
We didn't have enough people to do the Fables tour of Dublin so the tour groups were consolidated into a single group, but the guide was excellent and very entertaining!
“Excellent Dublin Tour”
Reviewed on October 11, 2017
My husband and I did several free tours during our travels through Europe over the last 7 weeks. We definitely enjoyed this one a great deal. Our tour guide James was full of interesting stories, had a great sense of humor, and even... read more
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In front of the Central bank on Dame Street.
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!
Please note, there is currently some construction works in place at the Central Bank, our exact meeting point is located here (below the Tree of Gold).
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 travellers & groups of less than 7 people on a voluntary-tip-basis. Groups of 7+ will incur a set fee and must be booked in advance.