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Dublin North: An Urban Safari (with Oddball Tours of Ireland)

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Oddball Dublin - The North Side Urban Safari

Meet at the mysteriously placed Fr Pat Noise Memorial Plaque on O’Connell Bridge

A point of interest in a beautiful smelling (cough, cough) back alley 

Location of the first radio broadcast in Ireland

Learn about Sir Paweł Edmund Strzelecki Memorial & how he came to have a plaque on the side of an iconic yet controversial abandoned Dublin department store / soon to be...?

A nondescript alley with a troubled history

Thespian yourself at The Abbey

Look up at what could have been the next Trump Tower...

Controlled emotions = Irish Life, oh the irony...

Marvel at and learn about the quirks of once futuristic "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" central... bus station Busáras

Let me take you “up to Monto”, or through rather, the historic Red Light District at one time reportedly the biggest in Europe (run by madams no less)

What are you looking at? @ The Lab

A stroll and a spice bag through Chinatown (the latter for the adventurous sorts in the group)

Dublin's first concrete building &  answer to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory reinvented as… a creative sectors co-working space – suits you sir

Pit stop and photo opp on the historic first Georgian street in Dublin and popular period-location for film and TV companies

Feed The Hungry Tree at King's Inns

Take in a mini art exhibition before wandering down the original Grafton Street of the north side

Step back in time in a tiny tram cafe from Cavan via Wales and sit admire the view of deconsecrated Wolfe Tone Square graveyard

A short stop so as not to develop a small man complex at the National Leprechaun Museum

X marks the spot. The Beatles appeared in concert in the Republic on just one occasion, with two performances at the Adelphi Cinema in Dublin.

Huddle around The Spire, to hear stories about this divisive national monument and stories of the surrounds including:

Spot the store with a ring to it

Admire the iconic "Voyeur of O'Connell Street" from afar - creeps

Pay your respects to the oldest operational and most altered cinema in Dublin history

Venture off the path and say hi to the the “Prat with the Hat”

Take a pi…c in The Wishing Hand

Before finishing up with a prayer and a pint at The Confession Box
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Reviewed May 6, 2019

We had just a day and in a city that goes back over a thousand years, that's a blink. Decided to do this walk with Oddball and thanks to the erudite hostess Jen, we got exactly what we wanted. Walked through a lot of the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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jecond, Manager at Oddball Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2019

Thank you so much Dony. Thoroughly enjoyed our walk and talk. Jen

Reviewed January 3, 2019

Really enjoyed the tour!! I have been living in Dublin City for over 6 years and I must say I did learn a lot about the North Side of the city. From the unknown secrets of Bus Éireann to the amazing Chocolate Factory, this tour...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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jecond, Manager at Oddball Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2019

2 of our favourite stops along the route! Glad you enjoyed Ben and thank you for taking the time to review.

Reviewed January 2, 2019

Really enjoyed this tour! Our guide, Jen, was incredibly knowledgeable and engaging throughout. We walked around the north side of the city and learned so many fun and interesting facts about some of Dublin's most historical areas. I picked up so many little tidbits I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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jecond, Manager at Oddball Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2019

Good man Steven. Here at Oddball Tours we are fans of the random tidbits! Thanks for the fab review.

Reviewed January 2, 2019

I really enjoyed this informative, laid-back, wonderfully whacky and quietly quirky tour of North-side Dublin. Jennifer brought to life the stories and people behind the buildings and neighbourhoods that were very influential in establishing Dublin's culture and identity, stories that you will not find on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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jecond, Manager at Oddball Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2019

Wonderfully whacky - we'll take it! Thanks Marita. You've captured the essence of what we're trying to do in your review.

Reviewed December 21, 2018 via mobile

Done this tour with my girlfriend Eim’s. We had a brilliant time and Jen the host is exceptional. Well worth doing for a look at the wacky side of Dublin. 5 stars

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jecond, Manager at Oddball Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2019

An exceptional host you say! Why thank you Darragh. We try!

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