Dublin audio tour: Stories of Dublin: A Heritage Walk from St Patrick's Cathedral to Merrion Square

Stories of Dublin: A Heritage Walk from St Patrick's Cathedral to Merrion Square

Walking Tour

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60 mins
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3mi

About the Tour

This walking tour is a trip back in time to explore some of Dublin's most iconic landmarks. We’ll take in some of Georgian Dublin along with city parks, traditional bars, cathedrals and many other famous sites on a stroll across this charm-laden city. You’ll also hear fun facts and tales about its history, culture and people – like rock band U2 and the rebellious Daniel O'Connell as well more ordinary folk.

While we walk you’ll notice how lively Dublin is with some 751 pubs. A lot of them are beautifully decorated, but O'Neill's opposite the Molly Malone statue is one of the best on our route. The food is excellent too. Dublin also has an abundance of museums. There are 45 in all and most of them are free to visit. Two of the best are the National History Museum and the Little Museum of Dublin. I’ll guide you to both of them, and I highly recommend popping into them either before, after or during our tour.

Tour Producer

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Dave Kavanagh

Hi, my name is Dave and I am a tour guide working in Dublin City. I was born in Dublin and in my early twenties I immigrated to live firstly in London for two years and then America for 25 years. When I arrived back to live in Dublin I felt a strong urge to indulge myself in getting to know my City again, I was like a tourist in my own city and gained a great deal of knowledge from exploring, reading and generally immersing myself in Dublin's history, culture and its people. This audio tour is the result of that study.I hope you enjoy it. Thank you.

Major Landmarks

  • St Patrick's Cathedral

  • Christchurch Cathedral

  • Fishamble Street

  • Dublin Castle

  • Temple Bar

  • O'Connell street and O'Connell Bridge

  • Trinity College

  • Andrew Street

  • Grafton Street

  • Duke Street

  • Dawson Street

  • St Stephens Green

  • Merrion Row

  • Merrion Street

  • Merrion Square

Directions to Starting Point

We will begin the tour at St Patrick's Cathedral located at St Patrick's Close, Wood Quay, Dublin 8

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Tips

Places to stop along the way

There are a plethora of Coffee shops along the route one of my favourites is Keoghs on Trinity Street, there are 45 museums in Dublin city we will be passing by some including the one I like best the History and Archeology Museum.
There are 751 pubs in Dublin and there are many on our route, I would recommend stopping at O'Donoghues it's one of the stops on the tour and it's a traditional Irish music pub.

Best time of day

Morning at 11am

Precautions

Keep an eye out for the cobbled stone streets and be aware of uneven payments, as this is Dublin it rains a lot so please bring an umbrella and wear comfortable shoes, please only cross the road at pedestrian crossings.

Comments

Excellent,really informative tour by Dave.Like everyone else,i never realised how little i knew about Dublin.Some great stories about so many places you took for granted.Highly recommend to anyone touring the city or just listening at home.Reaally enjoyed it,cheers Dave.

Posted by Henry Griffin , 13 days ago

A very enjoyable and informative tour by a true Dub with a wit and knowledge to match.

Posted by Tom Byrne , 17 days ago

Brilliant tour! I am delighted to join. Thank you very much Dave!

Posted by Rosalie Pang , about 1 month ago

Thanks Rosalie, I am glad that you enjoyed it.

Posted by Dave , about 1 month ago

Thanks Dave for a great tour! You cover so many different aspects of Dublin's social, cultural and political history, not to mention a wide time range of people and events. I also enjoyed the details, e. g., I hadn't realised Oscar Wilde died so young even though I have been to his tomb in Paris. Keep up and good work and beir bua! Caoimhghin

Posted by Caoimhghin , 2 months ago

Thanks Caoimhghin, I delighted that you enjoyed the tour and I appreciate your support.

Posted by Dave , about 2 months ago

This tour was excellent and beyond my expectation considering the price. Very informative and enjoyable to listen to. I learned a lot historical and practical details about this great city although I live in Dublin. Amazing way to be organized while exploring the city alone or with friends. I am sure you will be curious to meet this great story teller in the other tours too. Highly recommended!

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , 2 months ago

I really appreciate your positive feedback, thank you so much.

Posted by Dave , 2 months ago

If you want to keep your social distancing but yet reap all the benefits of a brilliantly put together guided tour, this is the way to go. A brilliant informative and humorous tour of Dublin city. You can do it at your own pace at a time that suits you. A must do during these Covid times or any time. Well done 👏👏
Gerry

Posted by Gerry , 2 months ago

Thanks so much Gerry for your kind words, I appreciate your support, I'm delighted you enjoyed the tour.

Posted by Dave , 2 months ago

I really enjoyed Dave's tour and recommend it to anyone with an interest in finding more about the great city that Dublin is. Very pleasant and educational tour with lots of historical details and anecdotes about Dublin's most important landmarks. Perfect in this time of travel restrictions. Sev

Posted by Séverine , 2 months ago

Thank you so much for your very kind words Severine, I am really glad that you found it pleasant and entertaining.

Posted by Dave , 2 months ago

I have something important I need to tell you. You’re missing out if you don’t take Dave’s tour. He’s a true Dub and I found that he always knows what to say exactly when I need to hear it. Dave is offering us a gift with his Dublin knowledge.

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , 2 months ago

I really appreciate your awe inspiring summary of the tour.

Posted by Dave , 2 months ago

I really enjoyed your virtual tour of Dublin city ,Dave . Extremely interesting and educational . ALAN Matthews

Posted by Alan , 2 months ago

Thanks Alan, I am glad that you enjoyed it.

Posted by Dave , 2 months ago

Fascinating tour of Dublin & beautifully narrated by David Kavanagh. I have learnt so much about my native city that I now realise I knew very little about. Keep up the great work Dave!
Alison Colclough

Posted by Alison , 2 months ago

Thanks Alison for your very kind words, I appreciate it and I am so glad that you learnt a lot as that is the goal for people to gain more knowledge than they had before listening to the tour.

Posted by Dave , 2 months ago

I'ts been a long time since i've have heard such a wonderful oration of people,events and moments in time of My Dublin.

J.e.r

Posted by James , 3 months ago

Excellent tour including great historical details about some of the most important landmarks and inhabitants over the centuries that helped to make Dublin the wonderful city it is today. Well worth listening to.

Posted by Mike , 3 months ago

Thanks Mike, I am thrilled that you thought so highly of the tour and I appreciate your very positive feedback.

Posted by Dave , 3 months ago

Thanks Dave for opening my CITY to me ,so many places I had never heard of on my door step. Keep me posted on any upcoming events your running.
Good bye for a while
Gentleman Jim.

Posted by James , 3 months ago

Thanks Gentlemen Jim for your positive feedback, I am thrilled that you enjoyed the tour and I sure will keep you posted on any upcoming events. Thanks again, Dave.

Posted by Dave , 3 months ago

Thanks Dave for opening my CITY to me ,so many places I had never heard of on my door step. Keep me posted on any upcoming events your running.
Good bye for a while
Gentleman Jim.

Posted by James , 3 months ago

Brilliant tour! Fantastic detail and great story telling. A must for every local and visitor to Dublin.

Posted by Al , 3 months ago

Thank you I'm delighted you enjoyed the tour.

Posted by Dave , 3 months ago

Dublin tour was brilliant, very interesting and I learned something new about my city

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , 3 months ago

Thanks for your kind words, glad that you enjoyed the tour.

Posted by Dave , 3 months ago
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Stories of Dublin: A Heritage Walk from St Patrick's Cathedral to Merrion Square