Free Dublin Music Tour

Duration: 1h and 45min
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on October 15, 2021

The longest running Irish owned Free Tour provider in Dublin, providing unbeatable free walking tours of the city since 2011.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Join a bona fide local musician and balladeer to explore Dublin's and Ireland's phenomenal musical heritage through the sites, sights, sounds, songs, and stories of this most musical city.

From a world-renowned musical tradition to some of the biggest acts on the planet - Ireland punches above its weight when it comes to music. This free tour takes you to the heart of Irish music, both ancient and contemporary, revealing its vital role in creating national identity, how it reflected the happenings of the times, and spurred on a cultural reawakening.

You'll even learn a song or two and can sing along if you like from your singing, playing, performing professional musical tour guide.

This activity includes:

  • Intro to Irish music
  • Traditional Irish Music
  • Rock 'n' Roll & Contemporary Irish music
  • A Cultural reawakening
  • U2, Thin Lizzy, The Pogues, Sinead O' Connor, and many more
  • The Dubliners
  • Luke Kelly Statue
  • Phil Lynott Statue
  • Temple Bar Wall of Fame
  • Rory Gallagher Corner
  • Hear live Songs & Tunes
  • Local Musician as Tour Guide
  • Learn Irish folk songs
  • Insight to the present day Irish music & folk revival
  • ...and so much more!

Please note, this tour is intended for individuals and small groups. If you are a group of 6 or more, please contact us at dublin(at)generationtours(dot)com before making a booking. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of your booking or rejecting your participation on arrival. Please respect this policy to avoid disappointment. Thank you. 

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  • Meeting point:
    3 Crown Alley, Temple Bar, Dublin, D0...
    3 Crown Alley, Temple Bar, Dublin, D02 CX67, Ireland
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    Your guide will meet you in front of The Old Storehouse bar, 3 Crown Alley, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Lee 30 Jun 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2023
This was a great tour that I would highly recommend!
Franziska 29 Apr 2023

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Travelled alone - Apr 2023
It is a historical tour, with stops where the guru plays traditional songs and tells stories, but it was very interesting and livened things up.
Eve conrad 05 Jan 2023

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Travelled in group - Oct 2022
Lucia 10 Nov 2022
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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
Sean was very fun and entertaining. Very good player and singer. He showed us interesting places and told us many different stories all related to traditional songs. A different but very worthy tour.
Wendy 15 Oct 2022

It's very entertaining, educational, interactive, fun and bright. At some stops he makes you sing with him and other people and groups stop and listen. It is absolutely a good decision to go with this tour, you won't regret. Sean is the best Guru :), thanks we really enjoyed ourselves
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 10 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.