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Myriad tales of Ireland - Irish Storytelling Tour

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Key Highlights

  • A unique way to explore Ireland
  • Discover Ireland’s rich history through the unique art of Irish storytelling
  • Visit the sites where Irish mermen and fairies are said to appear
  • The English speaking storyteller will narrate tales of local myths, legends and of great battles
  • Witness live poetry and song on a custom built storytelling bus
  • Enjoy a complimentary drink during your bus ride
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    Approx. 2 hours

    Start time

    Start time: 0715h (07:15am)
    Duration: Approx. 2 hours

    Meeting Point

    College Green – outside Ulster Bank.

    Ending Point

    The bus tour finishes at The Church Bar on Mary Street

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Exploring beautiful Ireland cannot get more exciting than this, as you visit sites with interesting tales of mystery, legends and a glorious past. With the Myriad tales of Ireland - Irish Storytelling Tour, travel in a luxury bus from one spot to another and set off for a magical journey through Ireland’s past.

    You will have an Irish storyteller as a companion who will weave tales of fairies, mermen, pookas and giants who roamed this land. The English speaking storyteller will also narrate tales of how the Vikings were outsmarted by three leprechauns, of epic battles and dangerous quests, of magic spells and true love.

    You will also visit sites where Ireland’s greatest battles were fought and witness live poetry and songs during the course of your journey. Plus, enjoy a complementary drink as you get mesmerized listening to several tales and legends.

    This is your chance to discover the other side of the country. This tour promises to be highly informative and entertaining. Something that you cannot miss!

    Itinerary

    Jump aboard a luxury bus from College Green, where you will meet your Irish storyteller, also called a seanchai and set off on a lyrical journey into Ireland's past, both mythical and historical. The bus will take you to the peninsula of Beann Eadair, a beautiful spot on the East Coast with views of the lighthouse at Howth Head. During the course of the ride, the seanchai will tell you about the fairies, giants and pookas, who roamed Ireland and how did they come into existence.

    Your storyteller will also narrate tales about little old men called leprechauns, who are always into some mischief and store their coins in a hidden pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. You will hear an enthralling story of the trickery of the leprechauns on the Vikings at the founding of Dublin.

    Beann Eadair is believed to be a ground for spotting Irish mermen called marrows, who have the tail of a fish, male torso, small fins instead of arms, the snout of a pig and little ears. Learn of the friendship of Jack O'Mahoney and a merman. Also, according to popular legend, the Conn of the Hundred Battles, a high king of Ireland, used to stroll along the beaches here.

    You will board the bus, enjoy a complementary drink and arrive at Clontarf, the site of one of Ireland's largest battle. Your storyteller will narrate stories of the Battle of Clontarf, which not only ended the Viking rule over Ireland but also brought the death of Brian Boru, one of Ireland's most loved kings.

    You will also visit the quiet St Annes Park, the beautiful garden which is said to be inhabited by fairies. Take a leisurely stroll around the lovely flora and you will feel the presence of supernatural beings.

    While you admire the beauty and serenity of the park, your storyteller will also tell you stories about Fionn MacCumahail, a famous leader of the Fianna army, who served the High King of Ireland. Their legendary deeds are full of valour and heroism.

    This enchanting tour will end at The Church Bar On Mary Street, the place where Arthur Guinness was married and the famous composer George Fredrick Handel practiced his famous Messiah before its first performance in Fishamble Street, just across the river.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Customized Bus Tour
    • Live Storytelling
    • Complimentary drink

    Exclusions

    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

    It is the responsibility of all visitors to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure. Guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated and missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.