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Dublin Decoded

#25 of 502 Tours in Dublin
Dublin, Ireland
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About Dublin Decoded
Guided Dublin History and Architectural walking tours from Arran Henderson, historian and Art/ architectural historian from radio & from the old Hidden Dublin column. Both scheduled public tours, 3-6 times a month and (our specialty) pre-booked private tours for your own group, large or small. Corporate and other events also handled. Our walks includes private art tours of the National Gallery of Ireland; walks of Temple Bar, and the extraordinary Liberties district, as well as the south and south-central areas of the city centre, Capel St area, O'Connell St and Parnell Sq; the fascinating, little-visited Grangegorman area, and much more. Themes include Penal and Revolutionary history, social and political change, movements in art and architecture and many insights into Dublin from medieval times to Victorian, Georgian and the Modern eras. As our name suggests, we are passionate about reading the streetscape and buildings of the city, to "decode' and bring its history to life!
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Ciaran Ball wrote a review Jul 2022
Dublin, Ireland13 contributions20 helpful votes
Terrific tour with Aaron in the national art gallery . Our party of 4 thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend any of Aaron's tours. He is fantastic wealth of knowledge and explains everything really well to both members who are experts and to some of us who are only trying to learn thee basics. If visiting Dublin don't miss one of Aaron's tours. Brilliant
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Imeacht wrote a review Jun 2022
Drogheda, Ireland117 contributions98 helpful votes
Did the "Walls" walk this week. It's like seeing and being in a different city. Arran is amazing at describing a city that is in front of our eyes but invisible at the same time. Makes you aware of a heritage that we need to look after. Check out his diary of events and go on one - anyone!
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Karen T wrote a review Jun 2022
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I had inquired about a private tour to get a better sense of what Dublin would have been like back in the 17th century to assist with my writing, and Arran assured me he could deliver. Well, indeed he did--on a silver platter with all the trimmings! I had been depending on historical maps and Arran even supplied a few of his own, but to actually walk my character's footsteps from what would have been Cork House to the Castle, to Carbury House, to Christ Church, and through St. Audoen's Church gate was surreal--and a much shorter distance than I had expected! Throughout the tour, Arran was quick to add other interesting tidbits, and it was a joy to delve into 17th century trivia and share our own gems. Professional, personable, and polished. You won't be disappointed!
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Therese H wrote a review Jun 2022
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My friend and I had a private tour with Arran on a beautiful Bank Holiday Monday in June. We had asked him to focus on the 17th century in Dublin. He did a masterful job, having located many of the places of relevance to the events of that century. He had also accessed many of the details that bring history to life. We ourselves had done extensive research on the 17th century, but walking the ground gives it a level of reality that can't be got otherwise. I would highly recommend him and his guided walks.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Billy M wrote a review May 2022
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Arran is a wonderful guide and will give an insight into Dublin which is so different to the usual tours.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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