A very personal view of old Jewish Dublin
Join me in a fascinating journey through the narrow streets of the Old Jewish Quarter of Dublin. I will share with you a fascinating glimpse into the past and I will regale you with treasured memories going back to my Grandparents times. I will make it a special and personal experience for you sharing these memories as we amble through this very historic area of Dublin.
We will have some refreshments in the Bretzel Bakery, baking wonderful Kosher breads, bagels and goodies since 1870. You can leaf through my old family photos and documents which will further enhance your experience.
Then come with me to see the treasured memorabilia in the Jewish Museum, just around the corner and then to the Old Synagogue in Walworth Road. Next we will take a scenic drive south along the coast to Sandycove to see the historic Martello Tower containing the James Joyce Museum-visited by Joyce and visited by Leopold Bloom in the classic book Ulysses.
Viking, Norman and Victorian history also awaits you!
The number of attractions visited and sequence can vary according to individual requirements and time constraints
Jewish Museum and Walworth Road Synagogue
Old Jewish Quarter where my father lived as a near neighbour of the Herzog Family
James Joyce Museum in Sandycove A Martello Tower mentioned in Ulysses and visited by Leopold Bloom in that work.
Adelaide Road Synagogue-where I was Barmitzvah!-exterior
Greenville Hall Synagogue- exterior
House of artist Harry Kernoff
Zion Schools-original Jewish School-built 1933
Depending on time perhaps lunch (not included)
Depending on time and inclination other locations could be visited-we can discuss
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Cruise ship dockside or Dublin Hotel
End location: We'll finish up back at your ship or Hotel
Duration: 8 hours
The time duration of the tour may vary slightly
For this tour we will travel in a modern air conditioned vehicle. We can facilitate up to 4 people for the same price. If you need to include more people just ask me for details
All guiding costs
Entry to the Irish Jewish Museum is by donation
The price is for up to 4 people. if you require more places please check with me for further details
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 euro - possible lunch
The Jewish Museum is run and staffed by volunteers and opens normally Sunday through Thursday. It will be closed on Saturdays and Jewish Holidays. If a Friday visit is required it will be necessary to arrange in advance.
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Peter White was an incredible source of information on Jewish history in Dublin. We enjoyed our tour of the Jewish historical sites including the Portuguese Synogogue (awesome) and the Jewish community. We visited a local bagel bakery and were warmly welcomed. We toured a Dublin park where we saw the USA embassy and president of Ireland's residence. We enjoyed our tour and beer tasting in the Guinness factory. The coastal part of Dublin- with all the boats and parks were delightful. Truly an awesome tour.