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Explore the History of Dublin Sculptures

history walk

Explore the History of Dublin Sculptures

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Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English
history walk

Explore the History of Dublin Sculptures

history walk

Explore the History of Dublin Sculptures

1 review
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

This tour will bring to light some fascinating insights into some of the most prominent and also overlooked sculptures in the city. Thousands of Dubliner's walk by our monuments everyday without ever knowing, why they're there, what they mean or even, who the people are. The tour will start with one of the famous, Molly Malone to discuss the true and not so true stories surrounding her life and times. On to College Green, we will see the 18th century Irish Parliament under Henry Grattan and two sculptures, quite literally, in opposition to one another. Here, we can discuss the unusual proportions of Thomas Davis and why King Billy, no longer occupies this space. View the masterpiece of John Henry Foley as we move to O'Connell St and see Daniel O'Connell and discover why our capital street is named after "The Liberator". Into the 20th century, we will see the outstretched arms of 'Big Jim' Larkin and the first of many, Bloody Sundays, before walking to the GPO the setting for the Easter Rising in 1916. See our mythological hero Cú Chulainn in the window and discover his journey from ancient warrior to nationalist icon. Finally, we will turn to modern Dublin and the controversial, Millennium Spire of light; before finishing at the Garden of Remembrance, where Queen Elizabeth II laid a wreath in 2011 to remember all those who fought for Irish independence from British rule.

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Your host

Learn more about Alan

Alan

My name is Alan. I am a historical tour guide of Dublin living and working in the city my whole life. My tours offer a unique perspective of Dublin's history from its weird stories, street art and the story of the people through the ages. My tours are offered to all ages and are at your pace so that you can get the most out of your experience. My background is in Art and Art History, with a Masters Qualification in Art Education. I have been working as a national tour guide for over 6 years now, working primarily in Dublin City. I have brought groups all over the country from Dublin to the Cliffs of Moher, Galway and Northern Ireland. However my passion lies here in my home city. My experiences will offer you a true perspective of Dublin from a local with years of experience and a wealth of knowledge.

What's included

Drinks
We will stop off during the tour for refreshments in The Celt Bar on Talbot Street after seeing Jim Larkin

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Where you'll be

- Molly Malone - College Green - Henry Grattan - The Irish Houses of Parliament - Thomas Davis & William III - O'Connell Bridge - Daniel O' Connell Memorial Sculpture - Jim Larkin & Clery's Clock - General Post Office (GPO) - Cú Chulainn - Hibernia - Missing crest of the Union - Spire of Light & Nelson's Column - O'Rahilly's death note - Chalres Stewart Parnell - Garden of Remembrance

Things to keep in mind

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 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

Alcohol

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

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Please feel free to contact me for anymore information.
Alan
Explore the History of Dublin Sculptures
1 review
From $23/person
1 review
From $23/person