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Dublin North: An Urban Safari (with Oddball Tours of Ireland)

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What to Expect
Oddball Dublin - The North Side Urban Safari

Meet at the mysteriously placed Fr Pat Noise Memorial Plaque on O’Connell Bridge

A point of interest in a beautiful smelling (cough, cough) back alley 

Location of the first radio broadcast in Ireland

Learn about Sir Paweł Edmund Strzelecki Memorial & how he came to have a plaque on the side of an iconic yet controversial abandoned Dublin department store / soon to be...?

A nondescript alley with a troubled history

Thespian yourself at The Abbey

Look up at what could have been the next Trump Tower...

Controlled emotions = Irish Life, oh the irony...

Marvel at and learn about the quirks of once futuristic "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" central... bus station Busáras

Let me take you “up to Monto”, or through rather, the historic Red Light District at one time reportedly the biggest in Europe (run by madams no less)

What are you looking at? @ The Lab

A stroll and a spice bag through Chinatown (the latter for the adventurous sorts in the group)

Dublin's first concrete building &  answer to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory reinvented as… a creative sectors co-working space – suits you sir

Pit stop and photo opp on the historic first Georgian street in Dublin and popular period-location for film and TV companies

Feed The Hungry Tree at King's Inns

Take in a mini art exhibition before wandering down the original Grafton Street of the north side

Step back in time in a tiny tram cafe from Cavan via Wales and sit admire the view of deconsecrated Wolfe Tone Square graveyard

A short stop so as not to develop a small man complex at the National Leprechaun Museum

X marks the spot. The Beatles appeared in concert in the Republic on just one occasion, with two performances at the Adelphi Cinema in Dublin.

Huddle around The Spire, to hear stories about this divisive national monument and stories of the surrounds including:

Spot the store with a ring to it

Admire the iconic "Voyeur of O'Connell Street" from afar - creeps

Pay your respects to the oldest operational and most altered cinema in Dublin history

Venture off the path and say hi to the the “Prat with the Hat”

Take a pi…c in The Wishing Hand

Before finishing up with a prayer and a pint at The Confession Box
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Important Information
Departure Point
Meeting Point:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Father_Pat_Noise
Departure Time
1:00 PM
Duration
3h
Return Details
The Confession Box, 88 Marlborough St, North City, Dublin 1
https://www.dublintown.ie/the-story-behind-a-pub-called-the-confession-box/
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • All activities
  • Tour escort/host
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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We had just a day and in a city that goes back over a thousand years, that's a blink. Decided to do this walk with Oddball and thanks to the erudite hostess Jen, we got exactly what we wanted. Walked through a lot of the history including quirks and fables, even as we covered a
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Response from jecond, Manager at Dublin North: An Urban Safari (with Oddball Tours of Ireland)
Responded May 24, 2019
Thank you so much Dony. Thoroughly enjoyed our walk and talk. Jen
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Really enjoyed the tour!! I have been living in Dublin City for over 6 years and I must say I did learn a lot about the North Side of the city. From the unknown secrets of Bus Éireann to the amazing Chocolate Factory, this tour will really give you interesting and funny stories!
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Response from jecond, Manager at Dublin North: An Urban Safari (with Oddball Tours of Ireland)
Responded Jan. 10, 2019
2 of our favourite stops along the route! Glad you enjoyed Ben and thank you for taking the time to review.
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Really enjoyed this tour! Our guide, Jen, was incredibly knowledgeable and engaging throughout. We walked around the north side of the city and learned so many fun and interesting facts about some of Dublin's most historical areas. I picked up so many little tidbits I can now
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Response from jecond, Manager at Dublin North: An Urban Safari (with Oddball Tours of Ireland)
Responded May 27, 2019
Good man Steven. Here at Oddball Tours we are fans of the random tidbits! Thanks for the fab review.
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I really enjoyed this informative, laid-back, wonderfully whacky and quietly quirky tour of North-side Dublin. Jennifer brought to life the stories and people behind the buildings and neighbourhoods that were very influential in establishing Dublin's culture and identity,
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Response from jecond, Manager at Dublin North: An Urban Safari (with Oddball Tours of Ireland)
Responded Jan. 10, 2019
Wonderfully whacky - we'll take it! Thanks Marita. You've captured the essence of what we're trying to do in your review.
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Done this tour with my girlfriend Eim’s. We had a brilliant time and Jen the host is exceptional. Well worth doing for a look at the wacky side of Dublin. 5 stars
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Response from jecond, Manager at Dublin North: An Urban Safari (with Oddball Tours of Ireland)
Responded Jan. 10, 2019
An exceptional host you say! Why thank you Darragh. We try!
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By: Oddball Tours
16 reviews
Alex W
Dublin, Ireland
6726
Super interesting tour for Dublin Culture Night
Jen took us on a tour for Culture Night named "Where in the Capel Street? …Around the World in 60 Minutes". Having
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travelingelizajane
10
Fun facts and quirky info!
What an interesting and fantastic tour of Dublin! Jen was friendly, knowledgeable and so very accommodating. She
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ChrissySara
1410
Something Different
I really enjoyed our challenge of crossing dublin without passing a pub. I was interested to see what the route
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Kynod
New Delhi, India
89
Dublin in a day
We had just a day and in a city that goes back over a thousand years, that's a blink. Decided to do this walk with
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JoAnn D
20
Weekend girls getaway to Dublin
A mere couple days before landing in Ireland for less than a 72 hour holiday, I contacted Oddball about the
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jfoconnell
10
Perfect team builder
Our group started out as essentially 9 strangers. By the end we were all howling laughing in an authentic locals'
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Caitesco24
10
Fun day & a unique perspective of Dublin!
This tour was very fun and interesting! It had a perfect mixture of what a “behind the scenes” look of Dublin
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Andrea D
10
Really Quirky
I really enjoyed the tour. Learned lots of quirky details and it was something different. Loved exploring all
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grainne f
Galway, Ireland
30
Fun quirky day out!
Our tour guide Jen really brought the north side of Dublin to life, sharing stories of the lesser known spots with
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Benjamin P
10
Excellent Tour to discover the "unknown Dublin"!
Really enjoyed the tour!! I have been living in Dublin City for over 6 years and I must say I did learn a lot
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stevencarroll116
10
A must for both Dubs and tourists!
Really enjoyed this tour! Our guide, Jen, was incredibly knowledgeable and engaging throughout. We walked around
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Marita R
10
An excellent alternative insight into lesser known Dublin
I really enjoyed this informative, laid-back, wonderfully whacky and quietly quirky tour of North-side Dublin.
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darraghmullin
30
Wonderful wacky tour
Done this tour with my girlfriend Eim’s. We had a brilliant time and Jen the host is exceptional. Well worth doing
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zzthelighter
Dublin, Ireland
71
Oddball Fun fact tour of Dublin!
Ever wanted to have a friend who knows a bit more about a place with you on the tour? When in Dublin, Oddbal Tours
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521aoifem
45
Fantastic tour to see Dublin’s north city!
If you’re either visiting or living in Dublin, this tour is a must - you’ll see historic landmarks and hidden gems
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