Absolutely fantastic! I wouldn't recommend it if you're traveling with kids, but for adults it's a great way to learn about historic Dublin.
Don't debate, just go on this. A group of about twenty or so guides, mostly post grad students take it in turns to walk you through the history of Dublin with some enchanting tales. Like, why the Bank of Ireland building (formerly the Irish Parliament) has no windows - to avoid a tax imposed on windows. That was the origin of the phrase "daylight robbery" probably, and maybe was the only "paneless" tax in history (sorry, couldn't resist the pun). Our guide, the day we went, was the delightful and knowledgeable Donal Fallon. If you have the good fortune to have him as a guide, make sure to congratulate him on St Pats winning the league in 2013, after 14 years of utter futility. Emphasize the futility bit, he'll take it in good stride. Highly recommended tour!
We actually left this tour at the 2nd stop..our guide was definitely a student of history and we felt like we were in a fairly dull lecture. Nice young man but really in love with the sound of his own voice.
Very knowledgeable and friendly. A good introduction to Dublin
The guide was very knowledgeable, but it was a lot more listening than seeing for our particular taste.
Perhaps not as much walking or inside viewing as we expected, but interesting, well-informed information.
Wear tennis shoes for sure!
The tour ran a bit too long and the guide was extremely knowledgeable but had a tendency to get sidetracked. Overall it was good, quite informative.
The guide presented a lot of information while we toured, howver, since this was a walking tour his soft spoken voice was difficult to hear with the street traffic noise.
Excellent. Was easy to meet at the main gate of Trinity. The tour guide was experienced, informative and low key. We had a relatively easy stroll across some main areas adjacent to Temple Bar, and saw some "secret" locations. It was a great way to become familiar with the core area of Dublin. I could have done the tour again, later, as I was a bit jet lagged and didn't retain all of the information. Our guide was very informative!! It was an excellent overview, though, of Irish history near and distant and the complex way it has woven together. I recommend taking this tour before going to see Kilmainham Gaol as it will contextualize the story of the Gaol's history. I would also recommend going to see the Post Office afterward. I really appreciate the careful, even handed way Ireland has chosen to represent its struggle for independence. Very eye opening. Our guide had many small personal details that made the stories come alive.
Excellent---the entire history of Ireland in just over two hours by very informed and entertaining guide--complete with on site visits
I enjoyed the guide and brief walk. Was a little sketchy on the meeting place.
Guide was excellent- knowledgable and entertaining. Frank
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