Hidden Dublin: The Walking Viking Tour

Tours & Sightseeing in Killarney

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Learn about the two great Dublin cathedrals, one Viking, one Norman, the bloody expulsion of the Vikings from their own city, Brian Boru, which Pope authorised the British to invade Ireland, the Norman invasion of Ireland and why the British were actually originally invited by the Irish to invade this country!
VIKING WALKING TOUR DUBLIN This walk chronicles the history of Dublin from her birth at the hands of the Vikings to the Norman invasion of Ireland. Hear about the ancient settlement of "Eblana", the Pre-Viking Celtic monastic settlement that gives Dublin her modern Irish name, The coming of St Patrick and the spread of what was back then a very strange and "paganistic" brand of Christianity, the coming of the Vikings, the "Dubh linn", where their settlement was and how the Dublin Vikings lived and died, the "thigmote", the largest slave market in Europe (specialising in English slaves!) and some surprisingly gory and tortuous methods of Viking execution. Learn about the two great Dublin cathedrals, one Viking, one Norman, the bloody expulsion of the Vikings from their own city, Brian Boru, which Pope authorised the British to invade Ireland, the Norman invasion of Ireland and why the British were actually originally invited by the Irish to invade this country!

What’s included

  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Professional guide
  • Live commentary on board

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Airport/Departure Tax
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Transportation to/from attractions
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