Dublin Walking TOurs

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Find all our upcoming walking tours below. To book a tour, click a date and select the tour in the calendar below:


Our Tours

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Smithfield Tour

Duration: 60 minutes

Ticket: €15

Let us take you on a journey through the vibrant and colourful streets of Smithfield in Dublin 7.

Your guide, Shane, has a deep connection to the area having once called these streets home.

We’ll begin the tour outside Collin’s Barracks. Just up the steps from the Museum Luas Stop. From there, Shane will guide you through the streets, sharing his unique perspective and experiences of homelessness along the way.

We’ll wrap up the tour approximately 1 hour later opposite St. Mary of the Angels. Close by to the Luas and Smithfield square for you to continue your day exploring Dublin.

Students can benefit from a discount of €3 using the following discount code: STUDENT.

If you’d like to add a donation to your booking, you can select the Supporter or Premium Supporter tickets which include a donation of €10 or €20

 
 

The Liberties Tour

Duration: 90 minutes

Ticket: €15

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 beside 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!

 
Derek on his first tour!

Derek on his first tour!

Students can benefit from a discount of €3 using the following discount code: STUDENT.

If you are interested in making a group booking, we’re happy to accommodate.

Please reach out to - bookings@secretstreettours.org.

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If you’d like to add a donation to your booking, you can select the Supporter or Premium Supporter tickets which includes a donation of €10 or €20.


 

Airbnb Experience Booking

You can also book our homeless walking tour of the Liberties with Derek via Airbnb Experience.

Our walking tour is listed as a Social Impact Airbnb Experience with the entirety of the ticket price redirected to Derek.

Use Airbnb Experience as a booking channel by clicking on the experience preview, or find our walking tour experience by searching “Homeless Walking Tour of The Liberties” in Dublin.


Reviews

This was a unique experience. Derek, our tour guide, is a very talented storyteller who, while giving us nuggets of fascinating history, also opened our eyes to a whole other aspect of city life through his personal stories of life on the streets. I really enjoyed the experience and would recommend it to locals and visitors.
— May 2019 on TripAdvisor
Fantastic tour off the beaten track !
Just what I love in a tour: off the beaten track, mix of history, social issues, and personal experience ! Derek was just great. The exchange in this tour is also a great reminder that homelessness can happen to anyone of us. I highly recommend it for both tourists and people who have been here for years like me.
— April 2019 on TripAdvisor
Fantastic idea! A communitarian look at the oldest part of Dublin through the eyes of someone who both worked with the homeless and has been homeless himself...Our guide is humble, erudite and gives us a wonderful insight into the philanthropy of the Guinness family, the great fire of Dublin, even the origins of the Legion of Mary, proving The Liberties area breathes history.
Derek’s attention to detail, his facts and figures, anecdotes and personal stories of the area he grew up in weave together a priceless oral history of a fascinating part of Dublin.
— April 2019 on TripAdvisor