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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 #15 of 204 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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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

As part of our Paddy Wagon Tour, we did the walking tour of Derry. The tour guide was Rory, and he was excellent. He was very passionate and knowledgeable about the history of Derry. This tour with Rory is a must see if you visit Derry, Ireland.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Tommy Graham caught and retained our attention for over two hours while touring the streets of Dublin. Not only was he highly informative, he occasionally inserted humorous stories to keep us all fascinated. For a brief, but thorough history of Ireland, this is the tour to pick.

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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This walking tour is superb. Gavin spoke loudly and clearly enough for everyone to understand. His breadth of knowledge was impressive and even though we went overtime because of all of our questions, he did not stint on the last stop. This was time very well spent!

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Charing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I was a student here, back in the day (pre-history) and unsure how it would feel to take a guided walk around Dublin on this return visit. In fact, it was the highlight of our trip: the guy who took our group really knew his stuff (in spite of being a UCD graduate!). He was funny, articulate and full of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The historical walking tour was recommended by a friend - what great advice. Starting from Trinity College, and led by a PhD student of Irish history, Donal, we spent 2 hours with a bunch of tourists walking around the great sites of Dublin with a most informative and very entertaining talk about Dublin (and Ireland's) fascinating history. We would highly... More

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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Can only echo the other reviews. Grace was an excellent guide and provided a personal and knowledgeable overview of the history of Ireland while walking through a relatively small area, rich with historical significance.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This tour was the final thing we did on our trip to Dublin, but I wish we had done it first. You learn a ton about the city and its people and it placed our entire visit into context. The guide was extremely knowledgeable about Irish history and took us to a few areas we would not have thought of... More

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The tour may not cover a lot of area but it covers a lot of history. We ended our Ireland trip in Dublin, so we had already been to many historic places - this was still an excellent tour. Our guide was informative, entertaining and I do not think there is anything we could have asked about, concerning Ireland, that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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