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Dublin City Hall Tours

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Dublin City Hall
Built in the late 18th century as Dublin’s Royal Exchange, this grand Georgian building was designed by renowned architect Thomas Cooley. Nowadays, it hosts Dublin City Council meetings and a multimedia exhibition in the basement, which follows the development of the Irish capital over the centuries. 

The Basics
Visitors to Dublin City Hall can step inside to admire the interior, which features columns, a rotunda, and a statue of Daniel O’Connell, the first Catholic mayor of Dublin and a champion of Catholic emancipation. The Story of the Capital exhibition is located in the vaults and chronicles Dublin’s growth from Viking times to the present day. 

Many history-themed walking tours make stops at Dublin City Hall, as do hop-on hop-off bus tours. Because of its connection to the Hellfire Club—the notorious 18th-century secret society associated with Satan worship and sex was supposedly founded on the site where Dublin City Hall now stands—it sometimes features on haunted history tours of the city too.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Dublin City Hall is a must for history and politics buffs, as well as for architecture enthusiasts.
  • Allow 30–60 minutes to fully explore the building and the basement exhibit. 
  • Dublin City Hall is wheelchair accessible.

How to Get There
Dublin City Hall is situated in the city center, at the intersection of Dame and Parliament Streets, not far from Dublin Castle and Christ Church Cathedral. Several Dublin bus routes (including 27, 54a, 56a, 77a, 123, and 150) stop nearby. The nearest Luas tram stop is Trinity (Green Line), which is less than 10 minutes away on foot. 

When to Get There 
Dublin City Hall is open Monday to Saturday. It’s typically busiest in the afternoons between 12pm and 3pm, so if you want to avoid the crowds, come early in the day before most others arrive. 

Landmarks Near City Hall
Dublin City Hall is within walking distance of several important city attractions. Christ Church Cathedral, an 11th-century church with a medieval crypt, is just a 3-minute walk away, as is Dublinia, a museum showcasing Viking and medieval-era Dublin. Dublin Castle, the former British seat of power in Ireland, is also just a 5-minute stroll away. The castle now houses the Chester Beatty Library, which holds a collection of more than 20,000 books, manuscripts, and rare objects.
Address: Dame Street, Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin Pass with Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and Entry to Over 30 Attractions

Dublin Pass with Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and Entry to Over 30 Attractions

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Design your own ideal (and cost-efficient) tour of Dublin’s top things to do and see with the Dublin Pass and see attractions such as Guinness Storehouse, Jameson Distillery Bow St., and Glasnevin Cemetery Museum. With your single- or multi-day ticket, visit brew houses, museums, castles, cathedrals and more. Explore the city at your leisure on a hop-on hop-off bus sightseeing tour. Enjoy skip-the-line access to popular sites and discounts at city restaurants and shops. With free entry to more than 25 attractions around town, the Dublin Pass offers something for the whole family. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes (purchased by December 31) are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 30 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
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Dublin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Dublin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Maximize your time in Ireland’s vibrant capital with a 24- or 48-hour hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus ticket. Discover Dublin’s spectacular sights and listen to entertaining commentary as you cruise around the capital. Whenever a landmark captures your attention, simply disembark to explore further; see attractions like the Guinness Storehouse, Trinity College, and St. Stephen’s Green and then simply rejoin your bus tour at a time and stop that suits your schedule. Entry to the Little Museum and a Dublin walking tour are included with the bus ticket.
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(Nearly!) All of Dublin in 5 hours

(Nearly!) All of Dublin in 5 hours

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Short on time and want to see as much of Dublin as you can? This tour has you covered. In five hours, you'll see many of the city's top attractions, from Trinity College to Dublin Castle, along with a host of other important historical and cultural attractions along the way.
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  • 5 hours
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Best Of Dublin Historical Walking Tour

Best Of Dublin Historical Walking Tour

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Visit Dublin’s top sites on this guided, 2.5-hour, historical walking tour. See famous landmark locations like Dublin Castle, Trinity College, Temple Bar and many more. Stroll along the cobbled alleyways and learn about the city’s medieval past. Also, receive a discount at the Church, a popular café, bar, restaurant, club and tourist attraction rolled into one, and Abbey Theatre, also known as the National Theatre of Ireland. A complimentary map of Dublin is included.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Private Dublin Ghost Tour: Night-time City Center Exploration Game

Private Dublin Ghost Tour: Night-time City Center Exploration Game

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Embark on a quest around Dublin by solving clues that will take you to the most haunted places in the city, all with the help of your smartphone. Unlock new stories as you discover on your own St. Ann's Church, Olympia Theatre, the River Liffey, and more. + Discover the most haunted streets, villas, and squares in the city + Find out the horror stories of the people who used to live there + Solve clues on your phone while you visit the haunted Dublin Each clue will lead you from one place to another, giving you exact directions, so you won’t need a map, a GPS or a guide. When you solve it and guess the answer, the secret story of that place is unlocked. Along the way, you’ll find horror stories that will give you the chills. Dare you go on this tour?
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Private Couple Photoshoot Get a lifetime souvenir from Dublin

Private Couple Photoshoot Get a lifetime souvenir from Dublin

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Perfect for engagement shoots, surprise proposals, or just souvenir portraits, this private photography session pairs you with a professional photographer to capture your best moments as a couple. Explore the history-packed city on foot, stopping at landmarks like Dublin Castle, City Hall, and Temple Bar. Strike a pose with your loved one, and receive up to 100 downloadable photographs after the tour.
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Fun family photoshoot in iconic city of Dublin

Fun family photoshoot in iconic city of Dublin

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Remember your trip to Ireland for a lifetime with this private photoshoot around Dublin. Head to famous landmarks in the city, or choose some of your favorite spots, for a fun and relaxed photo shoot with a professional photographer. Receive your edited photos straight into your inbox three days after your tour so you can share them with friends and family.
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Dublin Sights and Pints

Dublin Sights and Pints

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Your group has folks who want to explore the city but others who just want to have a beer and relax in a local pub, right? This tour will keep everyone happy as it combines elements of a sightseeing tour with elements of a pub tour. During our 4hours together, we'll stop in 2 pubs (or more if you're so inclined!) during our exploration of Dublin's attractions, history and culture. Once you've booked let us know how you'd like the tour customised as we will tailor the experience to suit you and your group.
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  • 4 hours
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Group friends photoshoot in iconic city of Dublin

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PRIVATE Travel Photographer! Let me capture the spirit of your friendship. My goal is to share this experience with people traveling to Ireland and give them a memory they can take back home. If you want some amazing photos of your trip to Dublin and don’t have a lot previous experience in front of the camera, this is definitely the experience for you! I will show you the best of Dublin photo-spots and help you relax in front of the camera giving you poses and things to do making sure you get those insta-worthy photos. Within three days your photos have been edited to perfection, uploaded to your online gallery and ready for you to share with family and friends! I’m excited to meet you and give you a great souvenir of your time in Ireland. ️‍ ️‍LGBT friendly
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Insta worthy Private Photoshoot in Dublin

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PRIVATE Travel Photographer ️‍LGBT Friendly My goal is to share this experience with people traveling to Ireland and give them a memory they can take back home. Let me capture your Journey If you want some amazing photos of your trip to Dublin and don’t have a lot previous experience in front of the camera, this is definitely the experience for you! I will show you the best of Dublin photo-spots and help you relax in front of the camera giving you poses and things to do making sure you get those insta-worthy photos. Within three days your photos have been edited to perfection, uploaded to your online gallery and ready for you to share with family and friends! I’m excited to meet you and give you a great souvenir of your time in Ireland.
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Dublin Small Group Tour of Must See Sites with a Native Guide

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There are millions of reasons to visit this beautiful city, indeed Dublin answers all your expecta-tions: is a metropolis and a village, has chaotic streets and peaceful corners, is trendy and old sty-le, is polyglot and gaelic. Joining our small group tour you will to get in touch with the city and learn its history, strolling the city with our local guide for 2.5 hour will allow you to visit all the most famous highlights; starting from O’Connell;the Spire of Dublin; the General Post Office; the City Hall and the Castle. You will see the iconic Temple Bar district and finallu the Trinity College. Please be aware that in Dublin we can truly experience four seasons in one day, be sure to bring an umbrella and sunglasses. Don’t miss the chance to join the best tour in town!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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The Fantastic Walking Tour of Dublin

The Fantastic Walking Tour of Dublin

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On this 3hr walking tour of the city centre, you'll discover the main sites, become immersed in the history, and experience the life, songs and stories of Ireland's capital city. In the courtyard of Dublin Castle, our footfalls will echo through the castle’s 800-year history. At the GPO on O’Connell Street, the crowds gathered for the Declaration of Irish Independence & the passions of poets and Irish freedom fighters throughout the centuries were born anew. Can you feel it? Welcome to Dublin! Every tour is individually customised according to your interests and needs: we can accommodate people with limited mobility, as well as design a special interest itinerary just for you and your group.
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Afternoon Walking Tour of Dublin

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I don't do cookie-cutter itineraries learnt from senior tour guides who never moved with the times: instead I've put together an innovative, original and altogether alternative itinerary which will show you things in Dublin you will never see on other tours. This tour takes in an Oscar statuette, the seldom-visited City Hall, Dublin Castle, the mysterious Molly Malone, the smallest pub in Ireland, many quirky but little-known facts as well as some irreverent Dublin humor. Complimentary Afternoon Tea and Scones are then provided for all participants in the gracious surroundings of Buswells Hotel at the end of the tour.
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Dublin Old City - From Viking origins to modern times

Dublin Old City - From Viking origins to modern times

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Private 3-hour walking tour of Dublin most emblematic sites

Private 3-hour walking tour of Dublin most emblematic sites

Explore the most emblematic sites of Dublin during a private 3-hour walk with a local expert. You will learn the history and legends of the main sites of Ireland´s capital with your private guide.
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  • 3 hours
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Dublin – Top 10 City Highlights Walking Tour

Dublin – Top 10 City Highlights Walking Tour

Visit Dublin city’s must-see top 10 highlights. Packed full of incredible insights and up-close historical visits including the 13th century Dublin Castle and the 10th century Christchurch, this interactive 2 ½ hour tour is the essential guide to Dublin city and Irelands fascinating history.
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