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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!
It was an excellent tour, very informative and very entertaining. A good thing to do when you first arrive in Dublin to get your bearings and decide what to visit whilst you are there.
The tour guide was very knowledgeable about Dublin and its history. And, he communicated that information in a captivating manner. I didn't want the tour to end!
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.
Excellent---the entire history of Ireland in just over two hours by very informed and entertaining guide--complete with on site visits
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 tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and very interesting a great way to see the heart of dublin
An enjoyable and very informative tour. So informative that we should like to repeat it. :-)
The weather was not cooperating at all, it was raining all the time, but we managed to visit all the places - Trinity College, Old Irish Parliament, Dublin Castle, City Hall and Temple Bar area. Our guide - Peter was very knowledgeable, he tried to make Irish history more comprehensive for us.
excellent and extremely informative tour from a guide whose knowledge was obviously vast. although weather was poor the guide managed to keep the group involved and interested throughout with his enthusiatic and witty narrative, this tour can be recommended as one that gives a deep insight into Irish history.
We booked this tour on the afternoon we arrived which was a big mistake after a long transatlantic flight. We made it about half way through the tour before we had to leave. Our guide was very knowledgeable and we regret we were not able to finish the tour. We would definitely do this again on a return trip to Dublin, just not on the day we arrive!