Though they will continue long after its conclusion, largely in conjunction with the Dublin City of Science Festival, there are some new alternative walking tours on the scene that take a look into Dublin’s more eccentric history. Ingenious Walking Tours, offer up a slightly more alternative take on the local hotspots. Depending on which tour you fancy, there’s tales of medieval medical woes (complete with a terrifying-looking condom made of sheep guts from the days of yore), inventions in abundance (with free whiskey tasting if you weren’t already sold), a geek’s guide to Dublin and even a geology themed number, which takes a look at both the rocks and architecture of the city, from pre-historic to present day. The tours have a strong fan-base, largely characterised by Dubliners, looking for a new tale or two about their city. If you can’t make a tour, or would simply rather turn it into a pretty ingenious pub crawl, you can download the mp3 format from their website, for mere pennies. However, if you fancy it, head on down to see Ingenious Ireland – you’ll spot their scientific white coats a mile off.
Details of the Ingenious Ireland walking tours and times can be found at www.ingeniousireland.ie