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Historical Walking Tours of Dublin

Address: Trinity College front gate, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 (0)87 6889412
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Ranked #15 of 323 Activities in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historical & heritage tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Dublin's longest established walking tour business (1986). In just...
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Type: Historical & heritage tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Dublin's longest established walking tour business (1986). In just over 2 hours this award-winning and entertaining 'seminar on the street' conducted by history post-graduates explores the main features of Irish history—Dublin's development, the influence of the American and French Revolutions, the Potato Famine 1845-49, the 1916 Rising, the War of Independence, partition—and concludes with the Northern Ireland peace process and the rise and fall of the 'Celtic Tiger'.Cost: €12pp, €10 students/seniors
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Had a great morning on the historical walking tour; great guide and really interesting way to spend a morning. Good way to see bits of Dublin with explanation.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

If you are in Dublin for the first time this is the first thing you should do. In two hours, we learned more about Dublin than we could have done by ourselves in a week. Anyone who can make history come alive for 2 teen age boys is gifted and Donal is amazing! He is pursuing a PHD in history... More 

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New Ross, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I have gone on many walking and bus tours of cities and this was the best I have been on. I learned loads of new facts about the city I never knew and saw areas I would have not visited myself. Fantastic!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Learnt more on the tour than I have in forty years of visiting Dublin! Donal was fantastic, literally brought the history of Dublin to life! Highly recommended.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We have literally just got back from our tour, 2nd Jan 2015, and despite the freezing cold weather all 6 of our party have not stopped raving about our tour guide, Donal. Donal started off by chatting to me and my husband asking where we were from before starting the tour at Trinity College - he was interested to know... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

On a brief trip to Dublin we thought the best way to get good quick overview of the city was to do a walking tour and we was not disappointed. The tour guide was a doctor of history very knowledgeable and passionate about everything to do with Ireland. The tour lasted just over 2hrs and see alot of the major... More 

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Norfolk England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

If you ever visit Dublin this is a must do thing. Our guide was Tommy Graham of Griffith College, Dublin. The tour was just over 2 hours and Tommy was both informative and full of humour which brought the history to life. Don't miss it you'll have a great 2 hours.

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Dublin Historical Walking Tour departs Central Bank on Dame Street daily at 11:00 am. Oisin (Ush_een) Woods is young, engaging, entertaining and passionate about history (a former history/languages student of Trinity College). He opens with a brief history of Dublin that is youtube worthy. Currently (October 2014) his walking tours depart 11:00 am daily from the Central Bank on Dame... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Fantastic way to see the highlights of Dublin and grab a snapshot of the area's history. Very informative and entertaining - Gavin ended up educating us for around 3hrs, we all sat in silence over our Guiness afterwards with severe brain overload! Suitable for anyone and everyone.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Fantastically illuminating historical tour of Dublin with historian Tommy Graham, editor of 'History of Ireland' magazine. Good value, very informative. Not a lot of walking, more standing and listening, but visited some interesting places.

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