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Discover the dark and creepy side of Dublin and unearth some hidden history!

Rated number 1 on TripAdvisor for Tours in Dublin!

Christopher H

"Fantastically Dark" - TripAdvisor

"Walking the streets and learning the history of the ground we were standing on was just incredible. The tour guide kept us well entertained with the stories of the area."

Dark Dublin Tour

Explore Dublin’s gruesome stories of murder, torture, cannibalism, grave robbing, brothels, proposals to eat young children, unearthly worship and much more!
We start our journey at Dublin Castle, where we will explore the torture of the past, speak of priest hunters and unearth why the upper courtyard was nicknamed the Devil’s Half Acre but behind the beautiful architecture is a brutal past.

Dark Dublin Tour
Dark Dublin Walking Tour

From here we’ll take the side streets to hear stories of cannibalism and of proposals to eat babies.
As we delve further into Dublin’s dark past, we’ll enter an area once known as Hell. Uncover stories of brothels, witches, and the infamous Hellfire Club.

Passing by the old city walls we’ll learn of grave robbing, The Black Pig, and finish with the very unusual case of a strangler and killer with no legs. 

Chelsea R

 "Spectacularly Spooky" - TripAdvisor

"We did the Dark Dublin tour with Ciaran and it was SPOOKY! I had chills, my sister was wide eyed and my mom was nauseous from the stories about torture. 15/10 recommend if you are looking for some dark, messed up and TRUE crime tales of Dublin and it’s creepy underbelly"


Join us on this 2-hour walking tour as we weave our way through the city streets and back alleys to uncover Dublin’s Dark past.

Check the calendar below for the dates and times of the Dark Dublin Tour. This tour regularly sells out quickly so be sure to get your place booked before it's too late!

The Dark Dublin Tour starts at Barnardo Square, Dame Street opposite the Olympia Theater, inbetween City Hall and the Failte Ireland Tourist Information Office. If you cannot find us, look for the guides with the purple umbrellas and name badges or, give us a call and we will help you find it!

Since this tour sells outs we don't accept walk ups, please secure your booking online to avoid disappointment.


Dark Dublin Tripadvisor

Here are our tips before you book!

- Due to the content of the tour we don't provide child tickets, the recommended age to join this tour is 13 years and above. However if you're a parent or guardian and don't mind the content then you can still book tickets for your children. 

- Please be advised some content discusses prostitution, murder and brutal torture. If you have a weak stomach, the tour may be a little too gruesome at certain parts, you have been warned!

- If you wish to book for more than 14 people, please email - your booking will automatically be cancelled if you book for more than 14.

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