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Historical Walking Tours of Dublin

Trinity College front gate, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland (South City Centre)
+353 (0)87 6889412
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Ranked #18 of 201 Activities in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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... more » 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 « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Tony Graham is very knowledgeable, funny and a cleverly enjoyable presenter. He did a fine job making the rich, conflicting elements of Ireland's interesting history come alive while visiting the buildings where much of it happened.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We picked up this tour at Trinity College and it really pulled together all the key events in Irish and Dublin history as well as the key figures. Our guide was an excellent speaker and brought the narrative together in a very personal way, much like Rick Steves does. Very glad we did this.

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This tour was brilliant. I was travelling on my own with a few hours to kill in Dublin and picked up a leaflet for this tour. I'm reasonably familiar with Dublin, its historical, literary and political heritage; so I was hoping for something not too superficial about the city and its key players. This tour more than fulfilled my hopes:... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We had Donal as our tour guide. He was so enthusiastic, passionate & knowledgeable about Dublin & its history. Over 2 hours just flew - his stories about Dublin were so entertaining & humorous as well as being very informative. My husband & I thoroughly enjoyed it & opened our eyes to what a wonderful city Dublin is. Loved it... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We had Donal for this tour and it was one of the highlights of our trip to Dublin. His knowledge of Dublin and its history was encyclopaedic and we all left with a much better understanding of Irish history and Dublin in particular. It was amazing how much content the tour is able to compress into just two hours. It... More

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We had Grace as our tour guide for this historical walk. She was very knowledgable as she did her PHD in Irish History (medieval Dublin?). There were about 10 in our group. Grace started out speaking quite softly and it was hard to hear her at first but as the tour progressed, she took us to quieter areas where we... More

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Dublin is a good city for a walking tour as the interesting and historic parts are near each other. Good way to get acclimated to the history of the city.

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Reading, Berkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Good introduction to different areas in Dublin. Presenters knowledgeable and sense of humour. Always helped by the pint at the end of each tour!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I've taken a lot of guided tours of various cities and sights and this was hands down the best one I've ever taken. The tour meets at Trinity College and gives you a historical overview of Dublin and the college. Our group of about 20 walked the streets of Dublin and stopped at various landmarks and places to learn more... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This tour is fantastic. The guide was very knowledgeable and good at sharing information in an unbiased and easy to understand way. He was friendly and easily answered all our off the cuff questions. I thoroughly recommend this tour.

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