Tuatha Events, Talks & Tours

Tuatha Events, Talks & Tours

We want to help you connect with the stories of Ireland, and there are few better ways than to develop a shared experience with other like-minded people as part of the Tuatha community. We also help you to develop a deeper understanding of Ireland’s archaeology, history and heritage with our monthly Tuatha Talks. These are live presentations from some of Ireland’s leading experts, like Dr Gillian Kenny on Gráinne Mhaol and Dr Marion Dowd on Archaeology and Folklore, or insights from cutting-edge research like Dr Patrick Gleeson on Ireland’s ancient royal sites, or archaeologist Paul Duffy on the latest discoveries of Medieval Dublin. Missed a webinar you really wanted to attend? Members don’t need to worry. Our full catalogue of online events is available to watch back whenever you have the time.

As well as online events, members of Tuatha can join us on one of our exclusive tours. Recently we took a stroll up to the Hellfire Club, while Neil Jackman told us all of his excavations of a Neolithic tomb on the hill’s summit, and of the folklore, mythology and dramatic history of this iconic Dublin landmark. Future tours will feature experts like archaeologist and author Christiaan Corlett who will lead us on a tour of Glendalough, and of course, each year one lucky member will win two tickets for an unforgettable tour of Skellig Michael!

We believe in paying experts and professionals fairly for the time and knowledge they give us, whether for a webinar, a tour or helping us with one of our courses. By being a member of Tuatha, you help support the many researchers, heritage professionals and enthusiasts who love sharing their expertise and passions.

So if you’d like to be part of a community of people who are all passionate about exploring the wonderful heritage of Ireland, take the plunge and start exploring with Tuatha today!

Tuatha Tours help you to discover Ireland's rich archaeology and history

Cutting Edge Research

Dig deeper into the topics that interest you or explore sites you thought you knew with a fresh perspective. All our talks and tours are led by experts, and you’ll have the opportunity to hear of all the most recent research and discoveries first, and get to ask the questions you want answers to from the people who understand Ireland’s sites, landscapes and heritage best.

Ruth Fitzpatrick of Tuatha on the Saltee Islands

Priority Booking 

When you are a member of Tuatha you are guaranteed to hear about all our upcoming events before anyone else, and have a chance to book your spot on our Tours and Talks first. If you can’t make it to an online webinar, you don’t have to worry! You have access to recordings of our entire series of TuathaTalks.

Exclusive Member Content

Join us in person for one of our member-only tours and chat with historians, archaeologists and fellow members about iconic sites and landscapes. Members of Tuatha also have the chance to enter our exclusive competitions for special, once-in-a-lifetime trips, like our annual Skellig Michael Draw.

A selection of upcoming events

The mooghaun hoard

Tuatha Talk The Mooghaun Hoard with Mary Cahill

Priority Booking open for Members

Puffins on the Great Saltee Island

Tuatha Tour – The Great Saltee Island

Priority Booking open for Members

Members enjoy instant access to our full back catalogue of Tuatha Talks

Lesley Kehoe gives a talk on the heritage of the Blasket Islands

Lesley Kehoe:
Blasket Bound

Dr Sharon Greene gives a talk on early medieval ireland

Dr Sharon Greene:
Life in Early
Medieval Ireland

Medieval Dublin online talk by Paul Duffy for Tuatha

Paul Duffy:
Medieval Dublin

Dr Gillian Kenny gives an online talk on the Pirate Queen Gráinne Mhaol

Dr Gillian Kenny:
Gráinne Mhaol

Archaeologist Neil Jackman discusses the excavation at the Hellfire Club Dublin

Neil Jackman:
The Hellfire Club &
The Murdered Tomb

Dr Gillian Kenny talks about the history of Witchcraft in Ireland

Dr Gillian Kenny:
Witchcraft in Ireland

Dr Marion Dowd discusses archaeology and folklore

Dr Marion Dowd:
Archaeology & Folklore

Dr Damian Shiels on the Irish and the American Civil War

Dr Damian Shiels:
The Irish and the American Civil War

Dr Paddy Gleeson QUB gives a talk on the archaeology of the ancient royal sites of Ireland

Dr Patrick Gleeson:
Cult & Kingdoms in the 1st Millennium AD

Archaeologist Dr Steve Davis UCD gives an online talk on the Brú na Bóinne

Dr Stephen Davis:
New Discoveries at Brú na Bóinne

Archaeologist Christiaan Corlett gives an online talk on Glendalough

Christiaan Corlett:

Professor Pam Crabtree gives a talk on Dún Ailinne Kildare

Prof. Pam Crabtree:
Dún Ailinne

Cormac McGinley discusses the heritage of the Cliffs of Moher

Cormac McGinley:
The Natural Heritage of
The Cliffs of Moher

Dr James O'Neill on the Nine Years War

Dr James O’Neill:
The Nine Years War

Fin Dwyer on the Bruce Invasion of Ireland

Fin Dwyer:
The Bruce Invasion