Extreme Ireland - Traditional Irish Storytelling
Activity Type: Coachtour, Sightseeing
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday
Arrival Time: tours depart 7:15am (Pick-up time), arrival 10min prior to departure.
Departure Location: College Green - outside Ulster Bank
Minimum required: 5 people
Languages Available: English
Ireland's Only Custom Built Traditional Irish Storytelling Bus!
Jump aboard our unique bus at College Green as we set off on a lyrical journey into Ireland's past,
both Mythical and Historical. Imagine a land roamed by Faries, Giants and Pookas, and listen to
stories of how the faries came into existence. The Tuathe De Danaan forced underground and
became known as different entities namely Faries, Sidhe, and most famously the Leprachauns. You
will hear an enthralling story of the trickery of the leprachauns on the Vikings at the founding of
Arrive at the peninsula of Beann Eadair
We will take you to a beautiful spot on the East coast with views of the lighthouse at Howth Head.
Around this spot there are many sightings of Merrows, Irish Mermen, who are not as beautiful as
their female counterparts. While both have the tail of a fish, the similarity ends there. The Merrows
have a male torso, small finns instead of arms, and the snout of a pig, and little ears. Learn of the
friendship of Jack O'Mahoney and one of these fellows. Conn of the Hundred battles used to stroll
along these beaches. Back on the bus a complimentary drink and some more tall tales!
St Annes Park - Brian Boru, The Irish King
Next stop on this historical tour is Clontarf, which was the site of one of Ireland's largest and
probably the most influential battle Ireland has ever seen. The Battle of Clontarf ended Viking rule
over Ireland but also brought the death of Brian Boru, one of Ireland's most loved Kings. St Anne's
park, with its beautiful flora, is very popular with the Fairies so mind your step, you don't want to
anger them for they are vengeful and powerful. What is that wailing sound, can you hear that
scream behind you?! What's going on?!
4) Fionn MacCumahail
Fionn MacCumahail - the most famed leader of the Fianna, an army of warriors who served the High
King of Ireland. Their legendary deeds are full of valour, cunning and heroism. However, many tales
expose the human side to these men and we see their pride, jealousy and vengeful nature as well.
Your guide will entertain you with fables and stories of these great characters.
Finish at The Church Bar On Mary Street approx 9.15pm
Your story telling tour ends at The Church Bar On Mary Street - the place where Arthur Guinness was
married and where the famous composer George Fredrick Handel practiced his famous ‘Messiah’
before its first performance in Fishamble street, just across the river! Before we lead you inside, we
have one more very special, traditional song we would like to sing for you !
Free glass of Guinness| Peninsula of Beann Eadair (Howth) | St Annes Park Clontarf | Professional
Actors | Church Bar
1:45pm Depart Dublin city from the College Green Tourism office, opposite Trinity College main gate
2:00pm Visit the Peninsula of Beann Eadair (Howth) and North Strand
2:30pm St Annes Park Clontarf
3:00pm Depart St Annes Park for the Church bar and do some stops on the way.
3:45pm Finish off at the Church bar.