Ingenious Ireland Walking Tours

Julia O'Mahony
Posted July 10, 2012 in Arts and Culture

BIMM May 29 – Jul 5 – Desktop

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



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