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Sean O.

Skerries, COUNTY Dublin, Ireland

I am a Dublin native and fluent Irish speaker with years of experience in developing and running tours all over Ireland.

I have lectured broadcast and published on all aspects of Irish history. For many years I have been bringing guests on tailored tours to niche areas specified by clients. I have unearthed a network of special venues on the Island that are completely out of the ordinary and always provide my guests with the real but hidden gems.

Many of my guests will indicate a particular interest or connection and this will as far as possible be incorporated in the tour. Each one is special within the parameters of the tour. There maybe a family connection from the distant past, an interest in Gaelic music, sports or literature. Or indeed a connection with a particular locality. Together we will focus on any aspect that interests my guests.

I am qualified to Masters Degree level and has full Public Service Driver accreditation. I speak Gaelic and basic Italian and French. I love sailing and have a special affinity for the gems of coastal Ireland.

Ireland has been described as " a landscape painting surrounded by a golden frame". While this is the traditional contrast between the coastal and inland Ireland my tour experience will introduce my guests to real locals with unique and authentic stories.
Whether your interests lie in music, history, archeology, genealogy, gardening, the maritime world, literature or sport or indeed Game of Thrones or Star Wars, we will fashion a unique experience . . . together!
Most guests spend time in contact before hand discussing and refining their particular requirements. In this way they hit the ground running and maximize their precious time with us.
Essentially this is a private and unique experience for every guest for less than the per person cost of being shuttled (and shuffled!)around in a set menu fashion in a coach of up to 50 persons

I am a dramatist by profession and guests will be introduced to native Gaelic speakers and re enactments of events on location so as to provide a unique experience and further enhance my guests' encounter with this wonderful "Smiley Isle" called Ireland.

A Recent Review of this guide

Sean was very knowledgeable, the tour around Dublin could not be better. We learned a lot about none tourists locations and were fascinated with stories. We will highly recommend Sean.
Helena Deyoung

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Credentials

- Public Service Driver Cert
- Lecturer in Irish History
- Masters Degree in Journalism
- Tour Designer
- Yachtmaster Offshore Cert
- Solicitor

Restrictions

I do not have restrictions in relation to my guiding. I am able to provide the full range of experiences

Guide Requirements for Ireland

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Tours by Sean O.

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Irish Famine Tour

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The Great Hunger in Connemara - 3 days tour!

2917 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

3 days

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Geocachers Tour Denise Canavan

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Dublin city Wicklow and Fingal

505 USD per tour

(max 3 people)

8 hours

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Dublin Meath and Newgrange Private Tour

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Private tour North Dublin, Royal Meath and Newgrange Burial Tomb

571 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

7 hours

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Dublin Kildare and Clonmacnoise

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An Intimate Tour of West Dublin, Kildare and Clonmacnoise

571 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

7 hours

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Dublin Seven Wonders in Seven Hours

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Dublin City's Most Extraordinary Sights

571 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

7 hours

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Dublin's Secret Isle of Saints Pirates,...

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Day tour of South Dublin, Bishops, Bono and Bold Boys.Dalkey Island .

655 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

7 hours

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Dublin's Dozen Whistle Stop Tour for,...

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An Orientation tour of Dublin's essential sites .

381 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

5 hours

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Garden tour of Dublin and Wicklow

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One day tour of Dublin's Botanical Gardens and Wicklow National Park

655 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

7 hours

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Ireland's "Smiley Isle" Designed by You

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Bespoke tours of Dublin and beyond designed by guests

333 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

4 hours

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Tour Ireland's Smiley Isle

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An all in exclusive and personal tour of Ireland

574 USD per tour

(max 4 people)

8 hours

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