Many visitors miss the hidden charms and great history contained on Dublin’s Northside. Experience O’Connell Street’s evolution from its origin as river estuary to the modern day. Discover the General Post Office and its role in the 1916 Rising, the bustling shopping district, Henry Street, and the extraordinary new use of St. Mary’s, the second oldest church on Dublin’s Northside. All in all, a tour with many differences!
The tour starts at the Dublin Bus Office and runs every Saturday from 10.30 am and lasts about two hours and 20 minutes. Price includes entrance to the crypts of St Michan’s.We will start our town on O’Connell Street with the General Post Office and its role in the 1916 Rising. You'll see Henry Street, one of the two principal shopping streets of Dublin running from the Spire of Dublin and the General Post Office on O'Connell Street in the east to Liffey Street in the west and the extraordinary new use of St. Mary’s, the second oldest church on Dublin’s Northside. While heading on you'll hear the grim stories of the Debtor’s Debtor’s prison before passing the Fruit and Vegetable Market and the Four Courts, Ireland's main courts building. At St. Michan’s Church, dating originally from the Vikings, you will descend into two of its crypts to meet its famous mummies! A shudder or two is to be expected! The tour ends outside the Jameson Whiskey Distillery where you may want to drop in for a tour and a tasting at your own leisure. You can take the LUAS back into the city centre from Smithfield.