The Historic Northside of Dublin Walking Tour


Discover places most Dublin visitors rarely see, from the east end of the historic Temple Bar district, the 17th and 18th century docklands area and now Dublin's Left Bank and cultural quarter. Walk over the famous Ha'penny Bridge and along the boardwalk to enjoy the River Liffey. Over 1,000 years ago, Norse longboats sailed over capturing the early Christian village of Dublin. They went on to build what was to become one of the most important trading towns in the Viking world.

View ceramic sculptures depicting the uses of soap on an Italian-styled building dating from 1901 before heading along Ormond Quay to Capel Street. Both of these thoroughfares were originally laid out by Dublin's first post-medieval developer in the mid 17th century. Continuing along the river head for the Georgian pile of the Four Courts, site of the country's highest courts of law and forever associated with the start of Ireland's Civil War in 1922.

Skirt by the premises of the Old Jameson Whiskey Distillery and visit St Michan's Church. First founded by the Vikings around 1030 it remained the only parish church on the north side of the city for 600 years. Donít miss the crypt of the church with its mummified remains from burials that took place centuries ago.

Take a shortcut through the Victorian Fruit & Vegetable Market building to the Chapter House of St Maryís Abbey, an underground vestige of the Middle Ages. After a brief stopover here, head for the Italian Quarter to view a contemporary wall-mounted depiction based on Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper. Finally, head to Millenium Bridge where your tour concludes.