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City of a Thousand Welcomes

Little Museum of Dublin | 15 St Stephen's Green, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 661 1000
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A great introduction the city!

I read about this in a guide book, and I knew I wanted to do it. It is always fun to get the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mgritzer
Most enjoyable!

When I saw (via TripAdvisor) that I could meet with a local ambassador, I was excited by the idea... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2017
Frank B
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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.
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Little Museum of Dublin | 15 St Stephen's Green, Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 7 December 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

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Spent a very pleasant and informative couple hours chatting over tea with Brian. The discussions ranged over Irish history, culture, politics, and books as well as the sites of Dublin. This was my first trip to Ireland-- and I hope not my last--and I cannot...More

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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Brian was an informative and friendly Ambassador who made us feel welcome to Dublin. We spoke for hours over a pint and coffee at The Cellar Bar learning about Dublin, Ireland and independence. We highly recommend for all new visitors to Dublin

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

My girlfriend and I got drinks with Ruairi at a 5 star hotel and had such a great time learning about Ireland. Neither of us had been to the country before and we really appreciated the open and honest opinions and stories Ruairi had to...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

I love meeting locals when travelling abroad and this program lets you do just that. On my first day in Dublin, I met up with Ruairí at the Little Museum of Dublin and he took me to the elegant Merion Hotel around the corner for...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2017

We (2 couples) began our 10 day trek through Ireland by meeting Rurairi our "ambassador" and went to the Merion Hotel where we were regaled by amusing stories and interesting political and cultural details that are unavailable in any guidebook. We enjoyed cocktails and apps...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

What an incredible service - especially when you consider the hosts are volunteers! A free pint donated from a local pub was an unexpected bonus. We weren't sure exactly what to expect, but John was knowledgeable, friendly and keen to make sure we learned a...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2017

My 16 year old son and I met up with Ruairi who is a fantastic ambassador for the beautiful city of Dublin. He seemed genuinely keen to find out about us and our interests, then gave us some relevant and useful suggestions for places to...More

1  Thank DebbieNix
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

Meeting with a Dubliner to talk about Dublin and plan your itinerary -- such a great idea, and a very useful experience for me. I was lucky to meet Ruairi who provided just what I was looking for -- a list of "alternative" non-touristy places...More

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kevinjamesbelton
15 July 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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Sara B
5 February 2016|
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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
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8 March 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
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