History hides thousands of forgotten tales, and while every city claims to have paranormal activity, few can equal Dublin’s rich experiences of centuries of supernatural encounters that have been retold across the world. From former Viking enclaves to modern apparitions of the Virgin Mary, the ground which you will walk over is never silent. The graves of the deconsecrated in Croppie’s Acre; a mass burial site of executed Irish rebels after the failed 1798 rebellion, and stories of those whose lives were cut too short still have much to say, including the famed Irish rebel hung for treason, Robert Emmet, who is said to still occupy the Brazen Head and not yet allowed to rest fully in peace. Join us as we get to know Halloween, which itself comes from the ancient Gaelic festival of Samhain to welcome in the ‘dark half’ of the year. Whether you’re interested in the most haunted houses in Dublin on Hendrick Street, fascinated by the medieval thief who guards his treasure in the tunnels under Smithfield, or open to be spooked by numerous tales of paranormal activity in a former hospital, this citywalk is for you. Along the way you may even encounter Billy the Bowl; the 18th century murderer born without legs and the infamous ‘Hanging Judge’ who still seeks to hand down his unique brand of justice, you’ll come to appreciate the sites and stories where famed authors such as Sheridan Le Fanu and Bram Stoker, the author of Dracula, gathered their inspiration. MEETING POINT is directly outside The Bull and Castle Pub, opposite the entrance to Christchurch Cathedral. Look out for the orange Stroll backpack!
Cathal is very passionate about Irish culture and history and is honoured to guide you around the wonderful, interesting, beautiful, strange, and funny city that is Dublin. Cathal comes from a colourful background with an Arts degree in German, Philosophy and Archaeology, as well as a Masters in Film Studies. Cathal has also worked and trained as a professional actor and tries to get his acting chops in action as often as he can throughout his tours. With the multitude of stories in every square metre of Dublin, he has his pick of dramatic tales to choose from. He is very excited about showing you around this magnificent city and takes particular pleasure in telling you the darker sides of Dublin, including ghost stories and tales of a gory nature. He is also found of blasting out an old Irish song on the odd occasion.
Would definitely recommend the walk, Martha was a great guide!
I've lived in Dublin for 5 years, and she was full of stories I've never heard. Very personable and genuinely creepy!
Stunning tour across Dublin, very peculiar story-telling. I recommend!
Martha was very passionate and knowledgeable and she drove us through Dublin's creepiest past. Highly recommended, great tour!
Highlight of our time in Dublin! Martha is very knowledgable and passionate about history, not only that but she is a great story teller and very friendly. Would recommend to anyone visiting.
Very engaging tour, Martha was a fantastic story-teller. 5 stars!
Though it wasn't quite Dublin after Dark (summer time light) our tour guide, Jack, was still brilliant. Very informative and a very good story teller. The time went effortlessly and seeing the sites of Dublin that we had wouldn't have thought to try and see was fascinating. Highly recommended!
Spooky legends, dark stories, a part of Dublin that you won't find in tour guides... Emily's storytelling was impressive and her voice is...amazing! We had a great time, thumbs up! :D
the highlight of our weekend in dublin, thank you emily! :)
One of the best tours we ever had
I really enjoyed myself and would recommend this to anyone who was visiting Ireland
I did the tour 2 days ago and I must say that Emily was an amazing guide! She guided us through some hidden corners of ancient Dublin and told us interesting, dark stories of the past. She is very talented and passionate and made the tour a really enjoyable experience. Highly recommended! :)
Emily is an amazing guide! Funny, kind and with an amazing voice! I totally recommend her tour, worth every cent!! ☺️
We took the Dublin after dark tour last night. Very entertaining and enjoyable! Interesting stories for some of the darker parts of Dublin history. Our guide Emily was a very talented story teller so she set the mood for each part of the tour! 100 gold stars for Emily!
Thanks Emily had a great evening of stories and interesting facts about Dublin I didn't know.
Very interesting contents, would have liked it a little bit longer! :)
great craic and a good storyteller
Excellent tour with Emily! She was very engaging and factful. Would definitely recommend to a friend :) Many thanks Emily!
This tour was so fun and full of things i didnt know about Dublin's creepy history. Our guide was lovely and engaging.