Skip to content

Hidden History of Dublin Homes

County Dublin, Ireland

Check local COVID-19 restrictions before booking

Experience hosted by Ruth

2 hours
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

*Fantastic Dublin you become informed about the history the architecture the hidden secrets and you feel the energy of the streets and it touches your heart.* REVIEW

We will begin on Henrietta St, the first Dublin Georgian street built and examine the Grandeur of these 1700's mansions. Dublin was wealthy and considered the second City of the old British Empire. The parliament closed in Dublin in 1801 then these fine houses fell into decline. From one family in the house a whole family had one room. Who tried to alleviate the hardship of famine refugees or profit by it?

A home for many is an apartment but in the past many people lived communally in Convents, Abbeys and laundries and we will see a convent which was the home of a developer.

Green St Courthouse has a fascinating and varied history, the trials people faced, when there was no CCTV or forensics with swift trials & transportation or worse.

The Dublin Fruit and Veg Markets built 1892 for sellers to be out of the cold it is a vast and beautiful building where many tenement women worked.

We will cross the Liffey to see Medieval Fishamble St birthplace of Molly Malone. Winetavern St was the Viking core and find Tavern Tokens!

We will finish at a spying pub where information was gathered during the War of Independence by Michael Collins to organise Bloody Sunday. Intelligence was our key to success.
*Fantastic Dublin you become informed about the history the architecture the hidden secrets and you feel the energy of the streets and it touches your heart.* REVIEW

We will begin on Henrietta St, the first Dublin Georgian street built and examine the Grandeur of these 1700's mansions. Dublin was wealthy and considered the second City of the old British Empire. The parliament closed in Dublin in 1801 then these fine houses fell into de…

Ruth's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
Learn more
From $34
/ person
Book for a private group
Fri, Mar 5
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$34 per person
$34 per person
Sat, Mar 6
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$34 per person
$34 per person

Meet your host, Ruth

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 69 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I love Dublin and want to show my City, how complex and beautiful it is. I have been a Tour Guide since 2010 and have worked on many of the government sites from the Phoenix Park to private houses like Castletown House.

It is brilliant meeting people from all over the world and having the opportunity to tell everyone about my City. I have developed an interest and narrative of homes in Dublin and want to share this with you. The home is a personal place now but historically many people lived their lives in communally. 1700s Dubliners would have their curtains wide open so passers by could see their important guests.

This tour gives you a public and private view of homes through the ages, from the 1700's to the dark ages and onto modern times. The location changes but the feeling is the same, safe, relaxed and at home. Hope you enjoy!
I love Dublin and want to show my City, how complex and beautiful it is. I have been a Tour Guide since 2010 and have worked on many of the government sites from the Phoenix Park to private houses like Castletown House.

It is brilliant meeting people from all over the world and having the opportunity to tell everyone about my City. I have developed an interest and narrative of homes in Dublin and want to share this with you. The home is a personal place now but historically many peopl…
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app. Learn more

Where you'll be

We will begin the tour on Henrietta Street one of the finest 1700's Streets to be constructed in Dublin and the first.

We will then pass an old Jail and Courthouse. The building was used for Special Criminal Cases in the Troubles. It still hears trials and also houses film crews for costume drama.

Then we will visit the purpose built Victorian food Markets. Onto the Ruins of an Abbey, the Viking and Medieval Core and onto present day Dublin....

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 69 reviews.

Kate
January 2021
Wonderful tour and a great experience to do during Covid times, as it’s outside + Ruth adheres to all the precautions, making it a really fun & safe activity!
Kate
July 2020
This was a great and interesting tour and I would thoroughly recommend it. I am a Dublin native and had a family member visiting. There were many things I learned and some fascinating insights into this wonderful city. It was especially interesting to absorb the history through the architecture. Ruth was a great guide, very friendly, funny and knowledgeable on the subject. 10/10
This was a great and interesting tour and I would thoroughly recommend it. I am a Dublin native and had a family member visiting. There were many things I learned and some fascinat…
Sylvia
February 2020
Ruth was very welcoming and friendly. The whole experience was set at a great pace to absorb and reflect on the history and architecture around us. The time flew by and was soon over.
Tina
January 2020
Such an interesting tour with Ruth. We very much enjoyed the information and the history given and Ruth told the stories to perfection.
Corrado
January 2020
The tour with Ruth is amazing. She's cultured and sensitive, professional yet funny, a very elegant woman and down to earth at the same time. She's got the ability to outline the main historical events connecting them through "little" details and focus on the material life of human people of the past centuries, blending architectural, political, business, legal and geographical stories to form an exhaustive picture. It's an experience that leaves you with the awareness you've been truly welcomed as a guest in this beautiful country.
The tour with Ruth is amazing. She's cultured and sensitive, professional yet funny, a very elegant woman and down to earth at the same time. She's got the ability to outline the m…
James
November 2019
Ruth’s fun and informative walking tour is a great way to learn more about the history of Dublin and its people. Ruth has a deep knowledge of Dublin’s history and a very engaging way of telling it. She clearly has a deep love for her city.

Choose from available dates

Book for a private group
2 available

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 14 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Warm jacket

Comfortable shoes