Private tour

Jewish History of Dublin: 3-Hour Walking Tour

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38 reviews

Activity provider: Dublin Tales

Jewish History of Dublin: 3-Hour Walking Tour

Activity provider: Dublin Tales

From US$ 195.83 per group up to 15

The Jewish community in Dublin was once a vibrant part of the city's multicultural patchwork, centered in the south-west of the inner city, in 'Little Jerusalem'. This 3-hour walking tour is a one of a kind chance to discover this lost community.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Peruse the Irish-Jewish Museum, which chronicles the history of the Irish-Jewish community
  • Walk the streets of "Little Jerusalem" with a guide with roots in this lost community
  • Visit the oldest synagogue in Ireland
  • Meet the many characters that made the Irish-Jewish community so vibrant, whether it be Lord Mayor Robert Briscoe or President Chaim Herzog
  • Dig into a tasty Challah bread in Dublin's only Kosher bakery
  • Recieve several documentaries by email about the Jewish community in Ireland
Full description

The tour starts at Dublin's former main synagogue at 37 Adelaide Road, the heart of Jewish Dublin "Little Jerusalem". Have a quick coffee in the Kosher bakery before you visit points of interest.

Discover the home of Ettie Steinberg, the only Irish victim of the Holocaust, the old Jewish Tailor's Union, Oakfield Place, and the location of a vicious string of murders in 1923. Your tour will finish at the Irish-Jewish Museum, as you explore the oldest synagogue left intact in Ireland and a wealth of stories about Ireland's old community and hear about a new thriving one.

Includes
  • Guided walk around the city and "Little Jerusalem"
  • Irish-Jewish Museum admission
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination

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What to bring

  • Face mask or protective covering

Know before you go

  • Between 1st June and 6th September, the Irish-Jewish museum and Jewish cemetery are closed on Fridays and Saturdays for Shabbat. Between 7th September and 30th May, they only open on Sundays.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 38 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5
  • Service
    4.9/5

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We booked the tour to get a feel for Jewish Dublin. I have a Masters in Jewish studies and am the Director of Jewish Learning at a synagogue in the US but really had very little knowledge of the Jewish community of Dublin. Our three hour tour turned into a five hour in-depth experiences with our insightful and brilliant guide Fergus. We strolled through the Jewish sites of Dublin hearing tales of the Jewish experience and for me filling in a gap in my knowledge of Jewish history. The tour culminated in the delightful Jewish Museum of Dublin where Alex (Director of Dublin’s Tours) gave us insights into the museum’s collection and then a volunteer docent of the museum took over. The experience is one of a kind. I highly recommend.

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August 19, 2019

Enjoyable tour~!!

Erin was our tour guide, and was very personable and extremely knowledgeable. My husband and I were the only ones on the tour>> so it was great having it fulfill our needs. We enjoyed the tour, and having delicious pastries at Bretzel Bakery. We think 3 hours is too long for this tour. Our tour ended at the Irish-Jewish Museum. We were disappointed that it was closed, strangely enough because of door issues, and a locksmith had been called. Erin was very accommodating, and we enjoyed this tour.

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July 31, 2019

Alexander was an excellent guide. He is very knowledgeable, well spoken, punctual and a pleasure to be with. I highly recommend him as well as the tour. It was all that I hoped it would be and left me with lasting memories of my visit to Dublin. Thank you Alexander!!

September 15, 2018

Product ID: 113479