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County Dublin, Ireland
Dublin Dark Side Walking Tour

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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See Dublin from a perspective often missed by visitors on a tour of the city’s dark side. In addition to navigating, your guide provides little-known stories about Dublin’s ghosts, hauntings, murders, and cults. The evening’s itinerary includes stops at the allegedly haunted Dublin Castle, St. Michan's Church, Olympia Theatre, and the infamous Hellfire Club.
  • Explore the darker side of Dublin on a nighttime walking tour
  • Listen to wicked and gruesome tales from your guide
  • See landmarks like Dublin Castle and Smithfield Square
  • Make the most out of your day and join this tour in the evening
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Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Barnardo Square, Dublin 8, Co. Dublin, Ireland

Your Dublin Dark Side Tour starts at Barnardo Square next to City Hall. Look for the SANDEMANs NEW Europe team with a red t-shirt and red umbrella.

Departure Time

5:00 PM

Return Details

Smithfield, Dublin, Ireland

Your Dublin Dark Side Tou usually finishes in Smithfield Square.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • The independent guides who employ us to market their tours have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites & stories mentioned and lasts about 2.5 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Children up to 13 years old are welcome to join this tour for free. We reserve the right to ask for a valid ID for children joining our tours
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY SANDEMANs NEW Europe Ltd - Dublin
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Love the Darkside.
, Oct 2021
Carl our guide was a great storyteller. He handled the occasional Dublin heckler with humor. It was a wonderful way to see the city while learning its history. He also made sure to include every member of the tour and keep them involved.
Good tour with knowledgeable guide.
, Oct 2021
John was a great guide, made it fun and interesting. It was great to see the locations and hear the stories from a different angle. The tour was well paced and lasted about 2 hours. The group however felt a bit too big to be able to hear everything especially when near the roads. Would recommend.
Amazing tour guide
, Oct 2021
Our tour guide John was excellent! The entire time he was very upbeat and knowledgeable, he definitely made it a good time. At the end, he even polite enough to help us and others with directions back to our hotel. Fantastic!
Dark yet funny tour around Dublin's iconic places..
, Sep 2021
Very interesting stories brought in a light manner. The guide was funny and a lively storyteller. It gave us plenty of material to talk about after!
, Sep 2021
Carl was a fantastic tour guide - he was funny, engaging and we covered a large area and he had so many interesting tales to tell from ghosts to the gruesome and everything in between. He even spent time talking to the group in between the stops. I highly recommend if you like a bit of the macabre. Thank you Carl.
The tour guide didn't show up
, Aug 2021
After waiting for half an hour, the tour guide still had not shown up. A horrible let down, wouldn't recommend.
Great for the family
, Aug 2021
Great tour for families. Would have liked to go into some crypts and catacombs, but the stories our guide shared were fun. Not a ton of scary and horror stories/experiences.
Enjoyed the dark side!
, Aug 2021
Loved this tour! Got a feel for the city's layout and learned eclectic history at the same time. Our guide was friendly and welcoming.
Wasted afternoon
, Sep 2020
After the booking was confirmed, the day before, they WhatsApp me to tell me that tey might cancell it and will confirm the next day. On the day 5 hours before the tour I had to contact them and ask about it. They just cancelled it. I still have not received my refund!!
Fun and informative
, Aug 2020
We really enjoyed this tour - our guide Adam Ladd was very informative and good fun. Highly recommended.

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