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City of a Thousand Welcomes

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A Thousand Welcomes Guaranteed

How was this free?! 'City of a Thousand Welcomes' was the warmest reception we got in Dublin, which... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brooklyn, New York
I love Dubliners!

Joe took us to tea at lovely historic Merrion Hotel, and even used vouchers to buy our tea! Meet a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Boise, Idaho
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Visit the Little Museum of Dublin for more information on this award-winning civic initiative. We look forward to welcoming you to Dublin.
Little Museum of Dublin | 15 St Stephen's Green, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 661 1000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

How was this free?! 'City of a Thousand Welcomes' was the warmest reception we got in Dublin, which is a high bar if you've ever been here. We had already been charmed by the staff at our BnB and at the Guinness Storehouse, so to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Joe took us to tea at lovely historic Merrion Hotel, and even used vouchers to buy our tea! Meet a Dubliner was really a free volunteer service which is rare in my experience. He shared a bit about his life and things to do in...More

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Reviewed August 13, 2018

I was very excited about the City of a Thousand Welcomes. I had read about it in our guidebook and then did some research before booking. My husband and I decided that this would be perfect to do on our first night in Dublin. I...More

2  Thank Julie H
Reviewed August 12, 2018

We learned about this hidden gem through TripAdvisor and decided to go ahead and give it a try. We met Linda at the Little Museum of Dublin and she took us to the Merrion Hotel for afternoon tea. It turned out that the afternoon tea...More

Thank potatopotato
Reviewed August 10, 2018

My wife and I took the guided tour of the Museum, which was extremely informative and well worth the time. However, it was our ambassador, Jessie, that really made our day! Nothing like individual attention to answer your questions, fill you in on local (Trinity...More

Thank retiredcanadian2018
Reviewed July 22, 2018

When I read about this program, where a local Dubliner will meet with you over a beer, tea to talk for a few hours, I thought it would be a great opportunity. I had never heard of a program like this and thought it would...More

Thank 138MRP
Reviewed July 10, 2018

We reserved a welcome visit through this program, based in the Little Museum of Dublin. Local Dublin volunteers can see who signs up for the program, then volunteer to be their host. Brian was our host and was very friendly and engaging. He took us...More

Thank Dr_Dave_TX
Reviewed June 16, 2018

I met Brian, a very nice, hospitable and wise Dubliner with great life experience. He showed me around and I was able to talk with him about so many for me interesting (e.g. cultural, political, economical, social, historical) things about Dublin and Ireland. To meet...More

1  Thank MaddinS2
Reviewed February 11, 2018

I read about this in a guide book, and I knew I wanted to do it. It is always fun to get the prospective of a local. We met Joe, who gave us the low-down on the culture, good places to eat, interesting sights to...More

2  Thank mgritzer
Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

When I saw (via TripAdvisor) that I could meet with a local ambassador, I was excited by the idea and signed up. It was well worth it, and one of the highlights of my trip to Dublin. It was a casual two hours chatting with...More

Thank Frank B
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July 14, 2017|
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Response from Angela D | Property representative |
Hi Kevin and Margarita The way to do this is to get on the City of a Thousand Welcomes website and see if there is availability for the dates you want. It's short notice but you might be lucky. Enjoy your trip. Angela... More
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February 4, 2016|
Response from QzieInMD | Reviewed this property |
I believe they have an email address . It may be because they offer the participants a pint or a tea with the meeting and may not be able to accommodate 4 people. Just ask that to be waived in the email. You can buy your... More
March 7, 2015|
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Response from GBJ-Cookies | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you need to book on "The city of a thousand welcomes" website and you will be met at "The little museum of Dublin" near St Stephens Green, great experience, Enjoy