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Historical Walking Tours of Dublin

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Address: Trinity College front gate, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
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+353 87 688 9412

Dublin's longest established walking tour business (1986). In just over 2...

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

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Great tour and excellent guide

A full two hour tour of central Dublin, covering history, politics, architecture, literature and everything inbetween. Our guide Donal was one of the best I have ever had, kept... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
kate p
Scarsdale, New York
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Scarsdale, New York
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A full two hour tour of central Dublin, covering history, politics, architecture, literature and everything inbetween. Our guide Donal was one of the best I have ever had, kept the whole large group together and engaged. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone with even a passing interest in the history of Ireland and the city.

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São Paulo
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great Walking tour with a lot of historical information. This is not a sightseeing walk. There is a lot of information given in historical places in town. The guide, Peter, was wonderful very knowledgeable and helpful. It takes about 2:30 hours but I couls easily go for another hour.

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This 2-hr walking tour was interesting, a good length, and very enlightening. We wish we'd done it the 1st day of our visit as it helped so much to understand Irish history and the significance of Dublin. Our guide, Tommy Graham, made history come alive to us and helped us understand Ireland and Dublin better. This should definitely be combined... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A couple of hours spent on this walking tour gave me a little more understanding of the history of Dublin and Ireland, and the connection with UK and Europe. It' fun, I recommend this tour to visitors who are interested in Dublin's history.

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Helena, Montana
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tour is so informative and interesting. Our tour guide was humorous and knowledgeable. I learned so much about Dublin and it's history. We did this the first day we were there and it helped us understand where we were visiting.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Longer than two hours (so be ready). Our guide was wonderful. Thanks Peter! He was able to answer any question with a touch of humor and some legends too. It's worth it for sure.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been running History field trips to Ireland for our A-Level students since 2006 and always start off with this Historical Walking Tour. A fantastic overview, brilliantly tailored to our needs combining insight from professional historians with the humour and empathy to keep a large group of teenagers hooked. Brilliant response to student questions and those of their teachers. Of... More 

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Lombard, Illinois
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My guide was excellent, and I learned a lot about Irish history. Of all the "tourist" things I did in Dublin, this was my favorite.

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Reviewed 17 March 2017

The walking tour was excellent. Donal was a master of his craft. His knowledge of Irish history was second to none. He took us on a journey from the 11th century right up to to Easter Rising of 1916. Overall, a great experience. Highly recommend. Tommy was great with communications, extremely prompt in making arrangements. He also provided detail on... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

I decided to do the 2-hour tour because I very much prefer walking through a city than riding on a bus or a car, and it was absolutely worth it! Our guide, a PhD history student at Trinity college, managed to give us a 2-hour brief history of Ireland that was absolutely brilliant. He had a great sense of humour,... More 

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