Free Tour Northside

  • Language: English
  • Location: Northside
  • City: Dublin
  • Timing: 03.00 pm every day

We offer the Northside FREE walking tour at 3.00 pm every day.


On this tour, we focus on the political history of the independence movement and the 1916 rebellion, the influence of the famine to the rise of Parnell and the home rule bills of the 1880s, the birth of Sinn Fein, and the demand for independence of the early 20th century that concluded in freedom for the Irish State.

On this tour, we will visit famous locations such as The Garden of Remembrance: dedicated to those who gave their lives for Irish Freedom.

Moore Street Market: Follow the footsteps of the men of 1916 in the final hours of the rebellion

Custom House: A beautiful Georgian building and an outstanding example of the importance of Dublin as the 2nd city of the Empire.

General Post Office: The headquarters of the leaders of 1916 rising, when a city challenged an Empire

Meet us beside the Spire (the big needle) in the middle of O’Connell Street.

  • Are the tours really FREE?

    Yes, and the highest quality is guaranteed on this tour because it is entirely tips-based. Your guide does not get paid by the city or any business to deliver your tour but will accept a donation at the end if you wish to leave one. Please feel free to tip your guide according to your budget and how much you enjoyed the tour.

  • Where do the tours start?

    All tours start at the Spire on O’Connell Street.

  • Do I need to book or can I just turn up?

    It is always best to book to ensure your place, tours at times can be in high demand. This also assists us in scheduling the correct number of guides so we can maintain a comfortable number on tour.

  • Do I need to be fit to do this tour?

    All our tours are conducted at a casual stroll, we try to ensure that it is a comfortable pace for everyone.

  • Is the tour wheelchair and stroller accessible?

    Yes, the guide can adjust the route if required for all out tours

  • Where does the tour end?

    The tour ends at the Famine Memorial in the Docklands beside Epic Ireland and a ten minutes stroll from Temple Bar.

Get a Question?

Do not hesitate to give us a call. We are an expert team and we are happy to talk to you.


What People Say About Us

Southside Dublin Free Walking Tour

Southside Tour with Peter was Fantastic. I am all about walking yours in towns and this was one of the best. It lasted about 3 hours, but I could have wandered around with Peter for a couple of more hours and not gotten bored. We got great general history of Ireland and insite to specific sites on the South Doubling tour. Highly recommend.

Fizeau Louisiana
Absolutely recommend!

During my short trip to Dublin I decided to book a free walking tour with the Dublin Free Walking Tour – South Side. Our guide was Conor (with one ‘n’) who did a great job sharing bits of Ireland’s/Dublin’s history and present in a relatively short amount of time (one can learn a lot in 3 hours) and with some humour. I had lots of fun learning during this tour and I would 200% recommend anyone to book it. I’m sure you won’t regret it!

Manon The Netherlands
Great experience

Our tour lasted 2hr45 of the Southside, and was really excellent. Our tour guide gave us lots of information and was happy to answer questions, and was generally very friendly and easy to understand. It’s a contribution at the end as well, but nominally free. Would definitely recommend!

Lucy F Cambridge, UK
All you need to know within 2 hours

A great mixture between information, fact, cultural insights and first hand tips for pubs and restaurants. Would encourage everyone to go on a tour!

Phil Vienna, Austria
Must-do in Dublin

Had a fantastic South Side tour with Richie on Sunday morning. Very informative and funny, and we learned interesting history about Dublin. It’s three hours but time flies by! Highly recommend to anyone wanting to take a walking tour – best way to get your bearings plus learn about the buildings instead of just looking at them!

Rachel S Londonderry
Interesting tour!

Very interesting tour about the history of the city of Dublin. Our guide Conor was dynamic and captivating! We recommend to discover the city at the beginning of your stay!

L C Versailles, France
Informative and fun tours with a great guide

We did both the north and south side tours with Peter. He was absolutely fantastic and really knowledgeable, giving an insight into the city we never would have had walking round in our own. He was also really helpful in answering any questions and providing recommendations for the rest of our trip. Great experience and would definitely advise anyone visiting Dublin to book on to both tours.

Shaunna Manchester, UK
Educational and fun. Highly recommended!

My hostel recommended this company to me. Incredibly knowledgeable guide for the free morning & afternoon walking tour (tour date 30.11.2021). Did not expect this level of knowledge and presentation skill from a free tour, but will definitely take a closer look at their normal tours next time I am in Dublin. I am sure they are fabulous too. Overall highly recommended!

Katrin Gelnhausen, Germany