Dark Dublin Guided Walking Tour

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 2 hours

Departs: Dublin, Dublin

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Explore Dublin’s gruesome stories of murder, torture, cannibalism, grave robbing, brothels, proposals to eat young children, unearthly worship and much more!
We start our journey at Dublin Castle, where we will explore the torture of the past, speak of priest hunters and unearth why the upper courtyard was nicknamed the Devil’s Half Acre but behind the beautiful architecture is a brutal past.
From here we’ll take the side streets to hear stories of cannibalism and of proposals to eat babies.
As we delve further into Dublin’s dark past, we’ll enter an area once known as Hell. Uncover stories of brothels, witches, and the infamous Hellfire Club.

Passing by the old city walls we’ll learn of grave robbing, The Black Pig, and finish with the very unusual case of a strangler and killer with no legs.

Join us on this 2-hour walking tour as we weave our way through the city streets and back alleys to uncover Dublin’s Dark past.

What's Included


In-person guide

Small groups

What's Not Included


Private transportation

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 100

Additional Info

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

What To Expect

Dublin Castle
Our guides will spend some time in the Lower Courtyard of Dublin Castle exploring the tortures of the past.

next, the Tour Guide will venture to the Upper Courtyard of the Castle and talk about the Devil's Half Acre

*Tour does not enter Dublin Castle

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

The 40 Steps
The Tour Guide will explore stories of cannibalism.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Saint Patrick's Cathedral
The guide will take you into the grounds of St Patrick's Cathedral and uncover the history of Jonathan Swift.

*Tour does not enter St Patrick's Church

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Christ Church Cathedral
The guide will cover the stories of the hidden history behind the extraordinary church.

*Tour does not enter Christ Church

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

St. Audoen's Church
The Tour Guide will unearth the dark past of grave robbings and the attacks from The Black Pig

*Tour does not enter St Audoen's Church

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

St. Michan's Church
The Tour Guide will dive into the brutal history of Billy in the Bowl and more recent dark events

*Tour does not enter St Michan's Church

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Smithfield Square
Our guide will finish in Smithfield Square with an incredible finishing story of a local murderer.

*End point is a Public Square

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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