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Historical Walking Tours of Dublin
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US$15.58*
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Dublin Historical Walking Tour
Ranked #15 of 235 Tours in Dublin
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Owner description: 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
Reviewed 25 November 2011

My husband (German) and I (Irish) enjoyed a historical walk on Sun Nov 20th. The tour is superb managing to give an excellent overview of Irish history and the development of Ireland as it is today.. The explanations around the emergence of Irish Nationalism and why this was not synonymous with Irish Catholicism are first class. This tour is a must for any visitor to Dublin. In addition we got great tips re what to see and do in and around the venues visited. The best component of the tour is the wit and turn of phrase of the guide. This is as good as it gets!!!

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Reviewed 12 November 2011

The tour was amazing. It's given by history majors from Trinity college, and our particular guide, Gavin, gave us a thorough background of Trinity College, the Central Bank, Temple Bar, City Hall and the Castle. A bit tangential at times, his spontaneity made the visit all the more sincere, as he hesitated not to give not only his opinion of current Irish politics but also the little tid bits of Irish history which he would happen to remember as we passed by things. Not only that, he showed us where to get great coffee from the Temple Bar market, where we stopped for a nice break.

2  Thank landonroussel
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Reviewed 28 October 2011

this tour is conducted by Trinity college Phd's. We enjoyed a wonderful tour of Dublin with a funny highly opinonated docent who illuminated historical Dublin as wells contemporay Dublin.

Thank dave s
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Reviewed 9 October 2011

It is a great tour in which you will learn about Ireland history in the perfect scenario.

Thank Laureano D
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Reviewed 7 October 2011

A brilliant overview of Irish and Dublin history from the Vikings through to the present day economic troubles. John gave a very articulate account of our colourful history whilst allowing time for every question and wistful remark. He mixed humourous tangents with serious history lessons to achieve a thoroughly enjoyable 2.5hr tour. As an Irish native I found it a great refresher course on my hazy history. John applied a 'not too little, not too much' approach for nationals hearing our story for possibly the first time. A story which I was proud to be a fly on the wall to hear.

Thank Eoghan R
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