• See Where The Story Began...
    The Dublin Experience Of A Lifetime
    The Graveyard
  • It Doesn't Get More Authentic...
    The Dublin Experience Of A Lifetime
    Mucky Duck Wall
  • Don't Forget Your Camera For A Special View...
    The Dublin Experience Of A Lifetime
    Ontop Of Roof
  • Breakfast At The Mucky Duck...
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    The Mucky Duck
  • Visit Spectular Lexilip Castle...
    The Dublin Experience Of A Lifetime
    Lexilip Castle
  • Arthurs Walk Or Brewery Way...
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    Arthurs Walk Or Brewery Way
  • Up Close & Personal With A Roundtower...
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    Cemetery View

Tour Itinerary

Come and join us on Dublin's most authentic experience - Arthur's Tale

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Meet Arthur Guinness, your guide for the day and man behind the Blackstuff! Accompany him on his customed designed tour bus while he takes you back to his family's past. We all know and love a good Guinness. But where did it all begin? Where did his family come from? Let Arthur tell the tales of these humble beginings on this beautiful scenic day tour.

1) Depart From College Green Tourist Office 10am and make your way to Oughterard

We visit infamous Oughterard - The round tower and ancient monastery you will see was associated with a nunnery established around 605 AD. Follow Arthur, he has someone very special he would like you to meet in here! If you are fit and able, you might also like to climb the "hidden staircase" to hear the tales of Ponsonby House in the distance!

2) The Mucky Duck

See where the legacy began and eat at The Mucky Duck. Not only was Arthur Guinness born and raised in this very spot, there is ample evidence to suggest that the first ever pint of the black stuff was brewed right here. It was here that in 1725, Richard and his wife Catherine welcomed young Arthur Guinness into the

3) Where the legacy began -The Mucky Duck

Not only was Arthur Guinness born and raised in the Mucky Duck there is ample evidence to suggest that the first ever pint of the black stuff was brewed right here. It was here in 1725 that Richard and his wife Catherine welcomed young Arthur Guinness into the world. Follow Arthur into his house for the most authentic Irish Pub Experience this side of the country. Make sure you keep your camera on hand.

4) Lexilip Castle

After lunch, we make a stop at Leixlip Castle to visit one of his living offspring estates – the home of Desmond Guinness, and the man who helps keep the name alive in the town today! PLEASE NOTE - A Fully Guided tour of Leixlip castle is included in the tour price - AND ONLY POSSIBLE through this unique tour bus tour we make available to you. THE TOUR WILL ALSO BE GIVEN BY DESMOND GUINNESS HIMSELF WHERE POSSIBLE!

5) The Mark Of Guinness

As we make our way back into Dublin, Arthur will explain how he and his decendants changed this city for ever. St Stephens Green, The Iveagh Trust, Beaumont and St James' Gate would not be where they are if it wasnt for him. We finish at the Guinness Hop Stores at approx 4pm

6) Arrive outside the Guinness Hop Stores at Approx 3pm

Please note that entry to the hop stores is not included, but you can buy a ticket of your guide and disembark here. For those of you who don't want to end here, or already have been to the hop stores, join Arthur for a farewell drink and celebration at the Church Bar below.

7) Finish At The Church Bar

Arthur Guinness just so happens to have got married here in 1761! The perfect way to end your day tour as you join all for a drink!

The spectacular surroundings together with the ambiance and atmosphere of The Church allows all of our guests to experience the very essence of Irish hospitality. Located in the heart of Dublin's shopping district, with five distinct settings on four levels, With over 625,000 visitors annually The Church has wowed guests from all over the globe. Don't forget to check out the extensive bar menu.


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