A private Walking Tour of Dublin's revolutionary past.

Tour Number

Activity Level

635863


Categories

Museums / Culture, Hiking and Walking, First Time Visitor, City

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Dutch (conversational)

Walk the Revolution trail with me.


Introduction
Our tour of Rebellion signifies and tells the story of a centuries-old struggle. We set the scene by recounting some of the ingredients that led to the penultimate, or perhaps the precursor to the penultimate battle. We visit some of the iconic monuments and learn about some of the protagonists that make up the story of Ireland's fight for independence. But we also bring a sense of cheerfulness to proceedings by remembering some of the characters that make up the narrative of Baile Atha Cliath or Dublin. Mythological musing gives us symbolic reflections of how interpretations can be misinterpreted. Figures standing with outstretched arms offer a chance to glance back in time. Posers also tell a story that's worth listening to. As Joyce said, "When I die, Dublin will be written in my heart. " With all its imperfections I nonetheless can appreciate Joyce's sentiment. This is my city after all.

Itinerary

The Experience

What You'll See
The Spire ( O' Connell St. )
General Post Office (GPO)
Big Jim Larkin statue
The Customs House
The Ha'penny Bridge
O'Connell statue
Parnell monument
Parnell Square
The Rotunda
The Garden of Remembrance
The Hugh Lane Gallery
Garden of Remembrance

Meet at the Spire and be inspired.

On this tour, you will also hear of another Scandinavian invasion of sorts. Space exploration will be examined as we learn of the exploits of the first Irish Space Cadet (metaphorically speaking). We also hear of the story and connection to 'The Little Corporal' not forgetting our flirtation with a doctor's dilemma, climaxing in whatever order and in conclusion with the strange tale of the culture vulture and the door-knocker, and the developer with the cutlass. So between all the conflicting conflicts why not join me at the Spire and we can aspire to trace the history that still resonates today with a lot of amusing anecdotes for company. It sounds great; I might even do the tour myself.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Suggested by Guide: The Spire in O'Connell Street, one of the world's tallest sculptures is an easy landmark and is very central. https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Spire,+North+City,+Dublin,+Ireland/@53.3498123,-6.2624435,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x48670e843e66bd41:0x4978811bdf0f9af7!8m2!3d53.3498091!4d-6.2602548

Duration: 3 hours

The weather can at times be unpredictable so it is always best to come prepared. Bring appropriate raingear, umbrella etc. Comfortable shoes are important.

Transportation

Walking tour

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Other: Test If you have a special request in terms of seeing a specific item of interest please bring this to my attention price to booking and I will advise were admission charges may apply.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 € Euros - The €20 cost is approximate but would cover light refreshments as outlined and a drink at the end of the tour. I will of course try to facilitate any special requests such as dietary etc.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: We would normally stop after about an hour for a few minutes for light refreshments, tea/coffee snack and complete the tour with a drink in a famous Dublin pub. This obviously depends on your preference.

Test If you have a special request in terms of seeing a specific item of interest please bring this to my attention price to booking and I will advise were admission charges may apply.

Restrictions

I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.

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    Currency
    Tour Price

    260 USD(for up to 6 people) (duration: 3 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    635863


    Categories

    Museums / Culture, Hiking and Walking, First Time Visitor, City

    Details

    Kid Friendly: No.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 6

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent), Dutch (conversational)

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