I went on the “Original Tour” by Historic Walking Tours of Dublin. I have to say it was one of the best tours I’ve experienced. I think a lot of this was due to our excellent guide Edward Madigan. In common with all the HIstoric Walking Tours of Dublin guides, Edward is history post-graduate of Trinity College Dublin, the starting point of the Walking Tour.
I knew a bit about Irish history prior to the Walking Tour but the Tour put it into context and filled in the gaps in my knowledge. The Tour encompasses Old Parliament House, Temple Bar, City Hall, Dublin Castle, Wood Quay, Christ Church Cathedral and Four Courts.
The weather is the one variable that could mar the Tour as most of it is outdoors except for a few minutes in the Rotunda of the City Hall. Fortunately I had a dry, if rather grey, cloudy day. Although you can book the Tour online or at Tourist Offices, you can turn up on the day and pay then. The price is 12 euro per adult, 10 euro for seniors and students. Also you are on your feet for the two hours which may not be suitable for everyone.
From May to September there are Walking Tours twice a day at 11:00 and 15:00. In April and October there is a Tour daily at 11:00. From November to March the Tours only operate on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 11:00.
If you’re interested in Irish history I highly recommend that you go on the Historic Walking Tour of Dublin.
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