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Ingenious Ireland

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Description: Unique, hidden, different! Discover how the Irish changed the world, and...
Unique, hidden, different! Discover how the Irish changed the world, and other hidden Dublin stories on this fun, friendly and fascinating tour. Our enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides will open your eyes to fascinating Irish inventions. Then you can amaze your friends afterwards with all you've discovered! Regular tours in summer, or enjoy a tour whenever you want with our 'ready-to-go' MP3 tours and apps.
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Ingenious Ireland ... Dublin's best tour

What an enjoyable way to hear about Ireland's inventors. Patrick is an enthusiastic, engaging guide who makes the tour memorable through quirky tales of elephants, needles and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

What an enjoyable way to hear about Ireland's inventors. Patrick is an enthusiastic, engaging guide who makes the tour memorable through quirky tales of elephants, needles and chocolate ... a perfect way to spend time learning about ideas that have had real impact in the world we live in today. Cannot recommend it enough ☺️ Mary Mulvihill's book 'Ingenious Dublin',... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

It was one of the best moments we had in Dublin. We would like to thank Patrick for his excellent tour!

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Pasadena
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Although the weather was horrible - very cold and rainy, Patrick was fantastic. He has a PhD in Geology and is an engaging, fun and knowledgeable guide. I've done walking tours all over the world and this was one of the very best. He presents the image of a brilliant/mad scientist which is absolutely perfect for this tour. You will... More 

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Altadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We were in Dublin the week of St Patrick's Day, and did the Ingenious Dublin tour. It was one of the most interesting, entertaining and enjoyable tours we've ever done. We walked around the heart of Dublin with our enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide Patrick Roycroft, as he told fascinating stories about many of the brilliant Irish minds that have made... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Excellent tour. Mary was great. Friendly and very knowledgeable. Tour is fun and fascinating. You won't be disappointed. Erika. Dublin

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I went on the Ingenious Dublin walking tour in early January with my husband and daughter. It was brilliant! Our guide, Patrick, really knew his subject, was a great story-teller and kept us entertained and enthralled for the entire time. He reminded me of Einstein, with the white lab coat and slightly crazy hair and eyes. The tour was fascinating... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Patrick took us on a ramble around Merrion Square a Georgian bastion in Dublin City centre .... This was never going to be your " ordinary " waking tour and that became all the more apparent to the gathered stalwarts on this damp overcast November morning when Patrick promised us tales of Naked Nymphs, Hidden Headstone in a Georgian Garden... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Do you know the origin of Jacob's "Mikado" biscuits? Or what Twitter and the Independent Women Worker's Union have in common? Take this 2 hour tour to learn about a range of powerful women who played an important role in Dublin's labour history and more. Starting at the old Jacob's Biscuit factory, stroll though city centre Dublin, Trinity College, narrow... More 

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Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Interesting tour with very well informed guide. Takes you around all main landmarks in central Dublin. Really enjoyed it! Highly recommendable.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Did you know that there is a bomb shelter underneath Merrion Sq? Or that Hans Sloane basically invented the chocolate that we know today? No... well you should definitely join one of the tours that ingenious walking tours organise. I went along to the "The Irish ideas & inventions that changed the world" as part of The Festival of Curiosity.... More 

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