The Locals’ Guide to Dublin Walking Tour

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This walking tour of Dublin is a mix of everything from history to hidden culture. Join historian Alan Byrne on a three-hour walk which is suitable for visitors and locals alike. The tour takes in everything from the remains of Medieval Dublin, through to its rebellious struggles against the British rule, as well as taking in life in the city, its street art, characters, and hidden mischievous pranks. Join a tour led by a qualified historian, guide, and native of the city for a unique and unforgettable experience.

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Duration: 3 hours
Starts: County Dublin, Ireland
Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours



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This walking tour of Dublin is a mix of everything from history to hidden culture. Join historian Alan Byrne on a three-hour walk which is suitable for visitors and locals alike. The tour takes in everything from the remains of Medieval Dublin, through to its rebellious struggles against the British rule, as well as taking in life in the city, its street art, characters, and hidden mischievous pranks. Join a tour led by a qualified historian, guide, and native of the city for a unique and unforgettable experience.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Dame St Dublin Castle, Dublin 2 Ireland

We begin our tour visiting Dublin Castle grounds and gardens. Here we’ll see the sites of the foundation of the city, as well as get a look at the central location of the 700-year period of the British rule. NB the tour is of the grounds only.

Duration: 35 minutes

Stop At: St. Patrick’s Park, Patrick Street, Dublin Ireland

We will visit St. Patrick’s park beside the cathedral. We will hear about the contribution of the Guinness family to the heritage of Dublin through their charitable works including the restoration of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the establishment of the Iveagh Trust housing complex.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch Place, Dublin 8 Ireland

Here we will see the 1000-year history of Dublin’s oldest building dating back to viking times. NB the visit is to church grounds only.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Fishamble Street, Fishamble St, Wood Quay, Dublin, Ireland

Here we will see the Dublin’s oldest street and hear about the excavations which unearthed the remains of the original viking city.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Temple Bar, Dublin 2 Ireland

We take a brief detour into Temple Bar. Here I’ll point out the lesser known shops and bars, as well as give advice on places to avoid.

Pass By: The Icon Factory & The Icon Walk, 3 Aston Place Temple Bar, Dublin Dublin 2 Ireland

We will visit the Icon Walk and see how a public art project brightened up some of the darker places of the city.

Pass By: Trinity College Dublin, Grafton St. College Green, Dublin 2 Ireland

We will pass by Dublin’s oldest university, and hear a little about its long history and famous alumni. I’ll also give some advice on visiting the popular Book of Kells and Long Room library.

Pass By: O’Connell Street, Dublin Ireland

On O’Connell street we will learn about the long struggles of the 19th and 20th century against British rule which culminated in the rebellion of Easter 1916

Pass By: GPO Museum, O’Connell Street, Dublin D01 F5P2 Ireland

At our last stop we will learn some of the reasons behind the rebellion of 1916 as well as get a look at some of the damage which still remains from the week long battle over 100 years ago.



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