“Just a fabulous guide – the sort you hope you’ll get!” – Ben, Chicago

An Artful Walking Tour is a fun activity for small groups of family, friends or tourists and is the perfect healthy way to explore and experience Dublin and Ireland with an expert guide.

An Artful walking Tour of Dublin is a great way to keep discovering Dublin City.

Enjoy walking around Dublin city seeing it from a new perspective. Open your eyes to Street Art and Dublin’s beautiful squares, greens and parks, where each season of the year has its own charm.

Street Art Tour of Dublin

Modern & Contemporary Public Art in Dublin

Historical Public Sculpture

Irish History & Culture Walking Tour

The Forgotten Women of 1916 Rebellion

The James Joyce Tour with optional add-on of Joyce Tower in Sandycove

‘Normal People’ Locations

Private Welcome Tour of Mahon Menorca with a Local 

Tour of Dublin City Art Galleries Highlights

Private Art Tour of Mahon Menorca

Artful Tours Outside Dublin

Artful Tours outside Ireland


“Just a fabulous guide – the sort you hope you’ll get!”

I’ve done street art tours around the world, and this one was one of my absolute favorites.  Some of this is because of the intersection of street art in Dublin with the rich music and literature culture here, and some of it was Nicola, who is just a fabulous guide- the sort you hope you’ll get but can never be sure when you sign up for these experiences!

Ben, Chicago USA
“An eye-opener even for someone who lives in the city.”

Nicola’s Dublin Street Art tour was that rare thing: an eye-opener even for someone who lives in the city.  I found my mind was unlocked about a whole unknown culture and politics that it’s easy to miss or ignore but is all around us.  Informed and infectiously passionate, Nicola leads a lively group in an  interactive celebration of the underground, fresh and entertaining but also edifying.

Michael, Dublin
Nicola Carroll escorted us group of nine pals on a fantastic walking tour of Dublin. Pre level 5 of Covid 19 restrictions it was such a delight to be able to meet friends and yet keep within the Government guidelines. The theme was Marianne and Markievicz thus meaning Marianne from Normal People and the countess Constance Markievicz. ( Both Sligo ladies so a personal interest to myself) Nicola escorted us around different locations in the centre of Dublin with significance to both the fictional Marianne and the very real Markievicz. This was my first time to do such a tour and it was excellent. Nicola is very informative and made it so much fun for us all. I couldn’t recommend Artful Tours enough to others. I look forward to when we can choose another of these tours and enjoy the delights of our beautiful city Dublin.
Miriam Ryan, Dublin

Nicola designed a fabulous themed tour for us during October 2020. Masked up and togged out, we paid homage to some forgotten gems of our beloved city. We visited some old haunts and made some new discoveries that we will definitely revisit. It was a treat to see Dublin through Nicola’s witty, creative and storyful lense. Dublin born and raised, I still felt like I was sharing its secrets. The time zipped by but the memory of a special shared experience lingers.

Dee, Dublin

I booked a tour with Nicola at Artful tours for my book club in September during the more relaxed phase of Covid time. We really enjoyed the tour – it combined history/education with fun and exercise. We walked and talked our way around the city centre. Nicola imparts her vast knowledge with ease and good humour. We ended with a picnic in Stephen’s Green. Highly recommend Artful tours as a great experience. We loved feeling like tourists in our home-town. Will definitely pick a new theme and do another tour soon.

Aisling, Dublin

I loved this tour with Nicola. She is great fun and very knowledgeable and passionate about the street art of Dublin. It is infectious and a great way to learn more about the city. Also at this strange Covid time, it’s so nice to do something different and feel safe and comfortable as the tour we did was outside. I will be coming back to bring my nieces on the tour in Spanish as they are both doing Spanish in school. Thanks for a great day out!

Lisa, Wexford

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