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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 #16 of 210 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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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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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Dublin was our last stop of our 2-week Ireland tour. The youth, energy, and bustle of the city was a wonderful contrast to our weeks of hiking and sight-seeing along Ireland's rural, rugged south and west coasts. Taking the 2-hour Historical Walking Tour of Dublin was the BEST thing we did in the city. Our guide, Donal Fallon, was incredibly... More

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San Jose
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Donal is a well spoken, charming, and knowledgeable tour guide. He projects well and his recitations on history and culture are a product of his scholarship, not a memorized set of tour guide speeches. Where a typical tour guide might say "this is the site...." Donal would go on to contextualize the historic event and highlight the consequences (or lack... More

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Santa Monica, Ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

I was eagerly anticipating this tour having read all of the glowing reviews but my experience just didn't match the ones I read here. Our tour guide was knowledgable but almost indifferent at times, so much so that he didn't notice that several people dropped out after the break. It's hard to keep a group together but it can be... More

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Clark, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I was blown away by Conor, his level of detail and the amount of information he imparted upon us. I was concerned about the size of the group at first, but everyone was able to hear and ask questions. I only wish that the tour were longer and went to more locations, as I was fascinated by what I was... More

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Gauteng
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Highly, highly, highly recommended! The walk is absolutely fascinating and wholly engaging. Our guide was passionate, knowledgeable and happy to answer all our questions. A great introduction to Dublin's fascinating, bittersweet history.

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Carmichael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Our guide, Donal, was a terrific guide. We wish our history professors in school had been this knowledgeable and entertaining. All of the stops on the walk were fascinating. The stop in front of Dublin Castle was especially enlightening; we learned about the Irish Rebellion in the place where so many events central to the Rebellion happened. At O'Connell Street,... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

What a treat. I came home with some gems of Irish history from this tour. The stop at the original Irish Parliament some great Jonathan Swift quotes including 'The Irish Parliament has little power and desires far less' . The reason the Tower of light is on O Connell Street and it's ever popular Irish slangs. The History of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Donal did an excellent job, he was informative and most entertaining, despite the rain we did enjoy it very much indeed. Geoff Harrop

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We took the tour after a friend's suggestion. We were lucky to find a nice sunny day so we could enjoy all the itinerary and outdoor walks. Gavin, out tour guide, was a historian so he knew all the fun facts about Dublin and reported them like a great theatre actor. From the nice laughs we all had, I think... More

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