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Historical Walking Tours of Dublin

Trinity College front gate, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 87 688 9412
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Dublin's longest established walking tour business (1986). In just over 2 hours this award-winning and entertaining 'seminar on the street' conducted by history post-graduates explores the main features of Irish history—Dublin's development, the influence of the American and French Revolutions, the Potato Famine 1845-49, the 1916 Rising, the War of Independence, partition—and concludes with the Northern Ireland peace process and the rise and fall of the 'Celtic Tiger'.Cost: €12pp, €10 students/seniors
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Trinity College front gate, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 87 688 9412

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would absolutely recommend starting with this tour in Dublin before doing to see anything else. Sylvie has a wealth of knowledge that she happily shared and I quickly got a sense of her love for Ireland as well as its rich history. She was...More

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Reviewed 8 December 2017

Our tour guide Sylvie was very knowledgeable about historical landmarks in central Dublin. However I felt very uncomfortable listening to her talk about how much money was wasted on dual language signage, her opinion on the executions after the Easter Rising. We also struggled to...More

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Tommy G, Owner at Historical Walking Tours of Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

First of all apologies if the pace was such that you had difficulty keeping up with Sylvie (although I do note that she spotted the problem & back-tracked). On the charge of how 'anti-Irish' she was, I was as surprised as you, having known her...More

Reviewed 6 December 2017


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Reviewed 5 December 2017

The tour was fascinating but we were left on the opposite side of town from where we started. Great historical overview.More

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Tommy G, Owner at Historical Walking Tours of Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

Trish, Thank you for your positive review. Our tours usually finish at the Mansion House, Dawson Street, c.5 minutes from the starting point @ Trinity College front gate, College Green. On this particular occasion, however, due to the very cold weather, & following consultation with...More

Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Our guide Sylvie, history lecturer at Trinity, took us on a walk through Dublin showing us the places, houses and rooms where major events in Ireland’s history took place. A two-hour tour took 2:45 hrs to complete and was engaging, fun, touching and interesting. Highly...More

Thank Helga O
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Our guide Sylvie took us on a fascinating tour of some of the main historical sites in the city centre. She managed to explain the power struggles in a concise yet non patronising way, in fact her whole delivery never descended into oversimplification. She explained...More

Thank Jane G
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Booked for 3 on the 12th Nov and tour guide didn’t turn up. Phone number just hit an answer machine and no one called back. Eventually got the message through another traveller that the tour was cancelled. Now trying to secure a refund from the...More

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Tommy G, Owner at Historical Walking Tours of Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Sincerest apologies to all our customers who missed out on our 11am tour on Sun 12 Nov. Due to a minor traffic accident our guide was unable to make it & our usual back-up systems failed, not helped by the fact that I was out...More

Reviewed 13 November 2017


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15 January 2017|
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Response from Tommy G | Property representative |
Sorry, only seeing this query now. Our tour finishes @ the Mansion House, Dawson Street, c. 5 minutes from Trinity College. Tommy Graham, owner
30 August 2016|
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Response from lecia210 | Reviewed this property |
I did the SANDEMANs NEW Dublin, Free Walking Tour during the week. I am 53 and thought it was fantastic. I highly recommend them.
31 May 2016|
Response from aurorasev | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the queue for the Book of Kells can be very long so probably try to time yourself to get there earlyish. The historical tour doesn't deal with the Book. And no, there wasn't any tour of Dublin Castle state apartments... More