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City of a Thousand Welcomes

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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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All reviews merrion hotel local dubliner signed up cellar bar couple hours guide book great introduction free pint his life irish culture two hours trinity college visiting dublin ambassador brian visitors pub
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Reviewed 15 September 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jennykvb
Reviewed 19 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 13 August 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

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Julie H
Reviewed 12 August 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank potatopotato
Reviewed 10 August 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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank retiredcanadian2018
Reviewed 23 July 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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 138MRP
Reviewed 10 July 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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Dr_Dave_TX
Reviewed 16 June 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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank MaddinS2
Reviewed 11 February 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

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank mgritzer
Reviewed 6 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

Date of experience: December 2017
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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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4 February 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
7 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