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Extended tour and dinner with Historian

Dublin 2, Ireland

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Experience hosted by Alan

5 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Our walking tour will take in Dublin's medieval quarter right through to it's revolutionary history in the 20th century, at a pace that can be enjoyed and understood by almost everyone. The tour will begin at Dublin Castle including the original Viking origins of the town, from here we will go to St. Patrick's Cathedral and hear about the truth and fiction behind Ireland's patron saint, Christ Church Cathedral and its links to the Norman conquest of Ireland, along the way we will see relics of the medieval town. We will stop for a break and visit a private central rooftop with a great view of the city. We then move on to the cultural quarter of Dublin. I'll show you some hidden gems, some local street art and tourist traps to avoid. We'll pass by Trinity College and on to the Famine memorial, before visiting the site of the Irish uprising against British rule in 1916 (GPO/O'Connell street) and the Ha'penny Bridge. Our tour will wrap up in a local bar where we can continue the conversation over a delicious authentic Irish meal and beer/wine of your choice included in tour price!.(NB Limited menu due to covid) A tour with me offers you the chance to see the city through the eyes of a permanent resident and working historical researcher; combining non-scripted historical expertise, and several years of tour guiding experience. All ages welcome
Other things to note
My tours are generally suitable for all ages and abilities. Walking is about 2 hours at a time (incl stops) between breaks and covers 2-3 mile. There are a number of steps involved for the rooftop view. We talk about social issues in Ireland, so over 18s advised for content, but mature kids welcome.
Our walking tour will take in Dublin's medieval quarter right through to it's revolutionary history in the 20th century, at a pace that can be enjoyed and understood by almost everyone. The tour will begin at Dublin Castle including the original Viking origins of the town, from here we will go to St. Patrick's Cathedral and hear about the truth and fiction behind Ireland's patron saint, Christ Church Cathedral and its links to the Norman conquest…

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What's included

  • Food
    Full Irish main meal included in the booking price: options include Guinnes...
  • Drinks
    Guinness, Wine or Beer/Ale on tap also included in the price
From $78
/ person

Meet your host, Alan

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 12 Reviews
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My Name is Alan. I'm a working historical researcher and tour guide living right in the heart of Dublin's Temple Bar District. My family's roots in Dublin stretch back several generations. I qualified with a Masters in Modern Irish History in 2017 (First Class Honours) and have been guiding for three years as a freelancer for several companies. I also work as an archive researcher for one of Ireland's best known TV Presenters/Journalists on an upcoming book. I love combining my passion for history and research with telling stories of Ireland's past. I'm now offering my services and expertise to small groups in order to really get to know Dublin's history, culture and stories on a more intimate, conversational level.
(For dates not listed please contact me directly)

My Name is Alan. I'm a working historical researcher and tour guide living right in the heart of Dublin's Temple Bar District. My family's roots in Dublin stretch back several generations. I qualified with a Masters in Modern Irish History in 2017 (First Class Honours) and have been guiding for three years as a freelancer for several companies. I also work as an archive researcher for one of Ireland's best known TV Presenters/Journal…
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Where you'll be

We will visit sites including Dublin Castle grounds, DubhLinn Gardens, St Patrick's Cathedral gardens, Christ Church grounds, Temple Bar district (Cultural Quarter), private access to city rooftop, Trinity College, O'Connell Street, GPO (1916 Rebellion), Ha'penny bridge and The Old Storehouse for dinner, with some hidden quirks: street art, hidden gems and local stories along the way

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 12 reviews.

Pamela
January 2020
Alan is extremely knowledgeable about the deep rich history of Dublin! I had an amazing time, learned so much, and enjoyed a day of fresh air and a stroll around Dublin! He was able to answer all my questions and I can not tell you how wonderful the meal was and how fabulous it was to sit and have a chat about the day over a meal and a pint! Thank you so much Alan for making the history of your town come alive! You can just tell how much he enjoys what he is doing and how passionate he is about Dublin’s amazing history and culture!
Alan is extremely knowledgeable about the deep rich history of Dublin! I had an amazing time, learned so much, and enjoyed a day of fresh air and a stroll around Dublin! He was abl…
Heather
December 2019
Wonderful in-depth knowledge of the history of Dublin from the earliest days to today. Insightful and personalized from a true historian and Dubliner. I highly recommend this tour.
Carrie
December 2019
A great tour of Dublin. There are so many layers of history that make Ireland special. Alan’s extensive knowledge made the city come alive. Would recommend scheduling the tour early in your visit so that you will have time to go visit some of the amazing sights on your own later. Highly recommend this tour.
A great tour of Dublin. There are so many layers of history that make Ireland special. Alan’s extensive knowledge made the city come alive. Would recommend scheduling the tour e…
David
November 2019
Where to start? Our half day tour with Alan was hands-down the highlight of our trip. He was personable, knowledgeable, and showed us a side of Dublin that we never would have seen otherwise. I greatly enjoyed the personal touches Alan did, like going greater in depth about the history of Dublin and what the city meant to him. The cherry on top was our dinner and chat at the end, where he gave us tips based on what our interests were - for example, pubs with live traditional folk music and a local hiking path with spectacular views of Howth Bay. I highly recommend taking a tour with Alan - he's awesome!
Where to start? Our half day tour with Alan was hands-down the highlight of our trip. He was personable, knowledgeable, and showed us a side of Dublin that we never would have seen…
Ryan
November 2019
This is a tour for true history fans. Alan’s knowledge is incredible and his ability to tie together historical events in one afternoon was impressive. After leaving the tour, I truly felt I had a significantly better understanding of Irish history and it’s people. 5 hours of history flew by as we saw incredible places and learned more about them than most other tours would offer. Alan’s depth of knowledge is wonderful and I would recommend this to anyone who really loves diving into history and getting nerdy about specific events! The small group size made it easy to ask him questions and made it feel like we were getting a tour from a local friend!
This is a tour for true history fans. Alan’s knowledge is incredible and his ability to tie together historical events in one afternoon was impressive. After leaving the tour, I tr…
Eddie
November 2019
Our journey with Alan was a delightful timeline of people, places and events all remarkably and memorably retold with genuine passion and flair. And he corrected our historic inaccuracies with the fabulous truth. Do not miss this adventure.
Our journey with Alan was a delightful timeline of people, places and events all remarkably and memorably retold with genuine passion and flair. And he corrected our historic inac…

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    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

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    Guest requirements

    Up to 6 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

    Alcohol

    This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

    What to bring

    Comfortable shoes, light rain gear/hat/umbrella in case of showers