Dublin: Sex and Society Tour

Dublin: Sex and Society Tour

From US$ 14.51 per person

Take a walking tour to uncover Dublin. Hear how Ireland changed from being the most socially-conservative and sexually-repressed country in Western Europe to a place where we have marriage equality, sex clubs in the city center, and a gay Prime Minister.

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Duration 2.5 hours
Starting time 3:30 PM
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Understand the evolution of the Catholic Church in Ireland
  • Visit the site of what was the biggest red-light district in Europe
  • See the last Magdalene Laundry to close in Ireland and learn about life in church-run institutions in the 20th century
  • See a new Dublin that is home to a ten day Pride Festival and parade
  • Hear about the campaign and the referendum that brought marriage equality to Ireland
Full description
Your tour will begin as you meet in the middle of O'Connell Street, from where you will explore the north of the inner-city area with your guide. throughout your tour, you will hear stories of the most profound social changes, as well as the process of transforming Dublin into a place where anything goes. You will explore a variety of locations ranging from the Catholic pro-cathedral to the old Red Light District, as well as the last Magdalene asylum. You will later visit the north-east of the inner city to see a side of Dublin that most visitors miss. Back across O'Connell street, experience a new Dublin in the north-west inner city that is home to gay bars, adult shops, fetish parties, and sex clubs.
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    Meeting point

    Meet beside the Spire (the big needle) in the middle of O'Connell street. Look for the yellow umbrella!

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