Born and bred in Dublin, in recent years I've been lucky enough to work in my home town. I love to be able to stroll through the city and take in whatever that day's offerings are. I rarely take larger groups now as I guess I prefer a style of guiding that is more based on a chat rather than a lecture. No matter where you are from, I hope that to some extent I will be able to draw comparison between the way we do things here and the way it's done in your neck of the woods. Sometimes it's nice to see that no matter how far the distance, we're really quite alike in many ways.
It's incredibly important to me that my guests get an accurate and unbiased account of Ireland's history, culture and politics to name but a few, albeit given from a personal viewpoint. It's equally important to me that you enjoy your time in Dublin. A sense of fun, or 'craic' should be had by you and I throughout our time together, hopefully this comes across in some of the less serious photos I have uploaded. I hope these make up for the lack of reviews here as I'm newly listed on ToursByLocals.
I'm a bit of a generalist in terms of my tours. In a good days sight seeing we should cover a good amount of not only what's to see in Dublin, but also discuss many topics that will give you a strong insight into life here. However, if you have special areas of interest that that we absolutely must cover, even in great depth, let me know and I'll sort it. In fact that goes for each of my tour itineraries. Being inflexible is a most un-Irish characteristic, so lets not be too rigid.
So why not drop me a line and we'll come up with a plan for your trip?
A Recent Review of this guide
Meeting Fergal is like running into an old friend! He made us comfortable from "hello". We stopped by several pubs in downtown Dublin taking in the old along with the new based on what we wanted to see. Fergal knew his history very well and made all of it very interesting for us. I highly recommend him and ANY tour he runs!
- Dublin City Ambassador - City of a Thousand Welcomes Project
- MA International Relations, DCU
- BA European Studies, Trinity College
- Erasmus, Sciences Po Bordeaux
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
We may have difficulties guiding through the grounds of my alma mater, Trinity College. We'll play it by ear though.