Victorian Dublin and Pretty Portobello Tour

Explore pretty Victorian streets, along the tree lined canal to the haunted park and bustling shopping streets.

Walking through pretty Victorian streets, along the Grand Canal to St. Kevin’s park and bustling market streets you will hear the personal histories of people who lived here and influenced Irelands journey towards independence.  The tour includes 15 stops with audio, images, links and more at each stop.

All stops include a list of independent social attractions with independent reviews. 

Stories of Victorian Dublin

Listen to the conflicting story of Queens Victoria’s 80 year reign, where many Irish Victorians prospered yet the country’s population was devastated through death, famine and mismanagement.

Literary Irish Legends

Visit the streets of Joyce, Beckett and Yeats and hear their stories. Check on the links in the app for Bloomsday events.

Best Places to Eat and Drink

Find the best locally recommended independent bars restaurants, cafes and clubs. Regularly updated so you are always in the know, all linked.

Rebels & the Journey towards Irish Independence

Listen to the stories of rebellion that occurred these very streets, from the misguided romantic Robert Emmet, the innocent shopkeeper Alderman Kelly and spirited republican Grace Gifford.

Modern Ireland

Hear the stories of modern day living in Ireland, and how Irish society has changed over the last 40 years.

Outdoors and Activities

We have found the best activities, parks and museums for you to visit along the tour route.

Victorian Dublin and Pretty Portobello Tour

Over 50 local independent recommendations along the trail of the best bars, restaurants, pubs and attractions with photos, links, and reviews. Find out where the locals like to go with multiple recommendations along with reviews and links directly to sites to find out more.

Start and stop the tour anywhere along the route. We have found the prettiest streets, hidden flower gardens, canal towpaths and sheltered parks for you to take some amazing photos.

Close to Grafton Street, the tour is easily accessed by bus and Luas Greenline (tram).  Bus routes 16,44,61,14,15,65,122,9,128 a minute stroll away. The tour starts at Portobello Harbour, just off  Camden Street, a five minute stroll from  Luas Harcourt and Charlemont stops, just 15 minutes walk from St. Stephens Green.

Frequently Asked Questions

Download the app Walk Around The Neighbourhood through the app stores.

You need a smart phone with a minimum of 100MB free space to download the tour. 

The tour is €14.99 paid through the app stores. 

The tour is in English, Portuguese and Chinese.

Every recommendation is referenced in the digital section and linked to their booking site. 

No, you can start using the tour immediately at home and listen to it as often as you like. Its a great way to plan your visit to Dublin, particularly with more popular restaurants that can get booked out at busy times. 


Yes the tour content is suitable for 6+ age groups. The tour does contain links to external websites (bars & nightclubs) that we do not monitor for content so the app is set at 17+ age on the app sites.

Discover local Dublin at your own pace.

Free sneak peek mini tour of Victorian Dublin free to download, including interesting histories plus local independent recommendations to pubs, cafes and restaurants.

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