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TRADITIONAL IRISH STORYTELLING
€20.00

 

Join us on a magical journey through Ireland’s past. Your "seanchai", an Irish story teller, will take you on a journey through Ireland's rich and varied history. When mixed in with mythology and folklore, sometimes it is hard to see the difference! Listen to stories of leprechauns and Vikings; of epic battles and impossible quests; stories of pookas, giants and fairies; true love, betrayal and heartbreak. Visit the place that Irish mermen are said to appear and see if you can spot one! Learn about the battle of Clontarf and how Brian Boru fell, one of Ireland's great Kings.

Join us on our specially adapted bus for this extraordinary tour. We promise this is no ordinary bus! We will entertain and inform you on this incredible tour through Ireland's stories and history.

DEPARTURE TIME: 1:45pm (Arrive 10 minutes before)

DEPARTURE LOCATION: College Green  - MAP HERE 

 

ADULT : €20

 

HIGHLIGHTS :  Our customised bus will take you on a magical mystery tour which includes: North Bull Island - St Anne's Park and the story of Brian Boru - The Church Bar and Restaurant. 

Ireland's Only Custom Built Traditional Irish Storytelling Bus!

 

1:45pm  Depart From College Green Tourist Office


Jump aboard our unique bus at College Green as we set off on a lyrical journey into Ireland's past, both mythical and historical. Imagine a land roamed by fairies, giants and pookas. Listen to stories of how the fairies came into existence. The Tuathe De Danaan were forced underground and became known as different entities namely fairies, Sidhe, and most famously the leprechauns. You will hear an enthralling story of the trickery of some cheeky leprechauns on the Vikings at the founding of Dublin. 

 

2:40pm  Arrive at Bull Island


We will take you to a beautiful spot on the east coast. Around this spot there are many sightings of Merrows - Irish Mermen, who are not beautiful like their female counterparts. While both have the tail of a fish, the similarity ends there. The Merrows have a male torso, small fins instead of arms, the snout of a pig, and little ears. Learn of the friendship of Jack O'Mahoney with one of these these mermen. Conn of the Hundred Battles used to stroll along these beaches. Back on the bus, enjoy a complimentary drink and some more tall tales! 

 

2:55pm - 3:15pm  St Annes Park - Brian Boru, The Irish King

The next stop on this historical tour is Clontarf, which was the site of one of Ireland's largest and probably the most influential battles that Ireland has ever seen. The Battle of Clontarf ended Viking rule over Ireland but also brought the death of Brian Boru, one of Ireland's most loved Kings. St Anne's Park is a lovely park with beautiful flora and is very popular with the fairies so mind your step. You don't want to anger them for they are vengeful and powerful. Be careful, we don't want the fairies to get angry. If you see any sudden movement or hear any sudden sounds, run! 

 

Fionn MacCumahail


Fionn MacCumahail was the most famed leader of the Fianna, an army of warriors who served the High King of Ireland. Their legendary deeds are full of valour, cunning and heroism. However, many tales expose the human side to these men and we see their pride, jealousy and vengeful nature as well. Your guide will entertain you with fables and stories of these interesting characters!

 

3:45pm  Finish at The Church Bar On Mary Street


Your story telling tour ends at The Church Bar On Mary Street - the place where Arthur Guinness was married and where the famous composer, George Fredrick Handel, practiced his famous ‘Messiah’ before its first performance in Fishamble Street, just across the river! Before we lead you inside, we have one more very special and traditional song that we would like to sing for you!

“Travel in style, go on a thatched cottage bus with a bar!”
5 of 5 stars
Trip Advisor - 5 stars - Reviewed 16 August 2013

Went to Dublin for the Traditional Irish Storytelling tour and I have to say that it lived up to being great craic. The double decker bus was converted to a high standard with the downstairs sporting a traditional pub complete with piano and the upstairs giving the audience a real experience of being told old Irish stories by the fireside! The stories were told with a flourish and the two actresses kept even the younger members interested. The locations were excellent and well worth the journey and the pint of Guinness helped lubricate the pipes for a rendition of Molly Malone amongst other Irish ballads. The whole experience was one to be recommended!

 
 
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“Fun Fun Fun”
5 of 5 starsTrip Advisor - 5 stars - Reviewed 26 July 2013

This tour was the nicest birthday surprise ever. It starts up beside Trinity College and brings you out to places like Clontarf and Dollymount Strand. There are two storytellers but lots of songs along the way. A lovely pint of guinness helped me remember the words of Molly Malone. This is such a lovely way to pass an evening - look at places and you dont even have to walk there. Its all part of the bus journey. I cannot think of anyone who would not enjoy this spin around Dublin in a thatched bus
Watch out for the fairies though!!!!

 
 
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“Great tour”
5 of 5 starsTrip Advisor - 5 stars - Reviewed 25 July 2013

Did this tour last night with a group of friends and it was great fun and extremely informative. The tour is broken up nicely with 2 stops along the way and a lovely pint of Guinness. Umbrellas are provided for the rain. The times flies by as you are entertained with storytelling and singing throughout the journey. I would definitely recommend this tour as a must do as it takes you to parts of Dublin that you are unlikely to get a chance to visit as a tourist.

 
 
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“Fantastic Irish Storytelling Tour”
5 of 5 starsTrip Advisor - 5 stars - Reviewed 24 July 2013

I had excellent time on this tour. The actors were great and entertaining, the stories told were interesting, the few places we went to were beautiful.

 
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