Secret Street Tours
Dublin Homeless Walking Tours
Welcome to Secret Street Tours!
We’re a non-profit social enterprise offering you a new way to discover the streets of Dublin through the eyes and experiences of someone who has been affected by homelessness.
Our unique, friendly and powerful tours are developed in partnership with our guides who will share their story with you as you explore the cultural and historic landmarks of their local area.
Our goal is to empower our guides with skills and confidence to take the next step toward independent living whilst offering our customers a channel to engage with one of Dublin’s most pressing social challenges.
People recorded as sleeping rough in Dublin during April 2019. Official rough sleeper count.
People using state-funded emergency accommodation as of April 2019. This includes 3,794 children.
People on the waitlist for social housing in Ireland.
The Liberties Tour
Let us take you on a journey through time of one of Dublin’s most vibrant and colourful neighbourhoods, the Liberties (where your guide, Derek, has lived all his life).
We’ll begin our tour in the Dubh Linn Garden (Located just behind Dublin Castle and besides the Chester Beatty Library).
As you explore the rich history of the area, local folklore and hidden gems, Derek will share with you stories of growing up in the Liberties, his experiences of homelessness, the passions that helped him through his lowest points and his hopes for the future.
We’ll wrap up our tour approximately 90 minutes later near St Patrick’s Tower, a great place for you to continue your day and explore more of Dublin’s many attractions.
We hope to welcome you soon!