Georgian Genius and Nassau's Nostalgia. Just knock on my door to find out more.
It was Oscar Wilde who said, "I can resist everything except temptation". I want to tempt you to join me in our Georgian tour that looks at the Dublin of Wilde, Joyce and Bernard Shaw with strong Dutch overtures and the French connection. The city may be in a state of renewal, but its literary giants have helped in no small way to regenerate our communal ability to appreciate the creative talents that they have bequeathed to us. It's when you have that fusion of great creativeness, where the wordsmiths of paradoxical poetry meet the artisans of Georgian genius that you have the quintessential Dublin. Everything and nothing, with the patchwork of historical contradiction that holds it together tantalizingly tearing at the curiosity of its many admirers.
What You'll See
Trinity College in passing
Nassau Street and The Oranje
Nassau Street again and the Capel Street Kid
A famous chemist shop
The National Gallery
The Rutland monument
Merrion park and a date with Oscar
Government buildings and the great Obelisk
Natural History Museum (also called the Dead Zoo)
A Dublin pub famous for it's Folk Music
A French Huguenots cemetery
The exodus from what was once the fashionable Northside to the more comfortable surroundings of the Southside is part of the odyssey that we expand upon. James Joyce looms large in our story as do other great literary figures. Scientists and prime ministers also get a mention as we take a peek through the looking glass of history. Political intrigue is everywhere to be seen as we expand on the political divisions that shaped the Republic and which still to this day are manifested by the fallout from this very divisive period in Irish history.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: At the main entrance to Trinity College, College Green, Dublin 2. https://www.google.com/maps/place/2+College+Green,+Dublin,+Irelandemail@example.com,-6.261726,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x48670e9b46e88db1:0xc1668fe103c3ecc5!8m2!3d53.3446394!4d-6.2595373 I will always try to facilitate any request by you in this regard in order to make your visit an enjoyable one.
Duration: 3 hours
The weather can always impact on the tour as well as High Season.
This is a walking tour. Dublin is a relatively small city so a lot of the attractions are within a short enough distance of the city centre.
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 € Euros - Normally we would stop for a break for tea/coffee and a snack after about an hour. The tour would finish with a visit to a famous pub to sample a local beverage if that is your choice. Either way I am happy to try to accommodate any requests were possible if you can give me prior notice.
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.