Do a Dublin Delight tour of Dublin with a Dub


Cities sometimes are renowned internationally for their architectural beauty. Dublin likewise is not bereft of interesting architecture. Not only do we introduce you to some of our grand buildings on this tour with their fascinating history but we also introduce you to some of the colourful characters that have made Dublin famous. Eccentricity goes hand in hand with poetry and pleasure in the city by the Liffey. As if that wasn’t enough we will also wet your taste buds with a recital or three from one of our famous word smiths in the pleasant atmosphere of the most atmospheric pub in Dublin. We might even have time for a spot of seanchai for good measure.

The Experience

In a tour that encompasses the Rising of 1916, its symbolism and it’s sadness, a case in point being when we visit the Famine Memorial, we also change the mood with stories and renditions from some of our famous wordsmiths. In that context the Public House holds a special  appeal for being a place of pleasure, a rendezvous for revolutions and a great place for a story in Irish Folklore whether you be a teetotaller or are partial to a drop. You won’t be disappointed as we talk about some famous people along the way.

What You'll See

Advance booking is recommended for this tour as times may vary depending on whether Dublin has won the All-Ireland.

Commencing at 9.00.am. Sharp at:

  • Trinity College an introduction.
  • The old parliament building.
  • A meeting with Molly
  • Dublin Castle and its intrigues
  • Christ Church Cathedral
  • Barred from Temple Bar.
  • Pay the Halfpenny
  • The Church and Arthur
  • The GPO and the Spire
  • Just the tonic
  • Parnell and Kitty
  • The Rotunda and Wells
  • The Garden of Remembrance
  • The Pro
  • Famine Memorial
  • Customs House
  • Finale: Dublin’s most iconic Pub with mad stories and Dublin humour to match. Not to be missed.


"Thank you so much Antoin, we enjoyed our time with you very much. Your knowledge was shared in such an engaging way. Fascinating historical stories! Truly was what we needed after a difficult trip. Thank you!"
- Maureen

"I had the opportunity to do the Churches and Cathedrals tour. The journey had something special because the guide was passionate about Irish culture and language. It was fascinating to hear stories and facts about Dublin and see the beautiful churches that make the city a rich culture. I highly recommend this Tailteann Tours for the excellent customer service."
- Acauan Malta

"We enjoyed spending part of our day with Antoin. Due to some scheduling issues, he was gracious enough to rearrange his schedule for our tour, which we really appreciated. He is very knowledgeable about the city, was punctual and very accommodating. He even offered to extend our tour to cover extra areas."
- Private Client

"Our tour with Antoin was excellent! In addition to the information about the various buildings, parks, statues, etc. in Dublin, Antoin gave us an in-depth history lesson of Ireland - the Vikings, the famine, the 1916 rebellion, the many poets and writers, etc. I highly recommend taking a tour of Dublin with Antoin!"
- Private Client

"Outstanding guide and tour. Thank you Antoin for making this tour exceptional for us and for our grandchildren"
- Private Client

"We're sorry to be leaving the lovely Emerald Isle after our amazing week. Before we boarded we enjoyed a guided tour from Antoin at Tailteann Irish Tours around Dublin, we even found the pub where it all began for the Dubliners"
- Mannion Travel

"A fantastic city tour if you are looking for a personal and genuine experience with interesting facts and funny anecdotes about almost everything along the way! Not one of our many questions about Dublin history remains unaswered after this day with Antóin. Highly recommended!"
- Ellen Edvall


Looking for perfection

My city sleeps great Liffey sighs and meanders
Winter frosts have not deadened its fortunes
Humble shelter though it was perched on a hill of bones
It now beckons me to relive its stories to unearth its stones

The undignified duty of mortal demise hidden behind the walls
Pull at the consciousness of accountability, morals and all
Monuments of stone tell of past glories and endeavour
Kingdom of heavenly Spires aspiring to a coming together

Sunlight spills its last symphony of summer reflections
Dancing dogs and playful fountain ejections
Hibernating on the ridge of learned inspection
Eblana and I meet at its intersection

Antóin Ó Lochraigh

The Meeting Point

Please note: Booking is essential; To avoid disappointment, please contact us in the first instance to secure your place on one of our tours or use the online booking facility.

Meet at the main entrance to Trinity College on College Green. Bring good walking shoes, raingear of whatever variety and a sense of humour. A rendition of a verse or a song in my best Dublin accent is included.

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