A vibrant experience of the history and culture of Dublin, enabling us to not only to understand but also to feel the ambiguities that have fed life on the Liffey for generations.
Easter Rising 1916
Easter Rising Tour
Jim is a lifelong advocate for organic and artisan food. He says Ireland has a taste, its terroir, to use the language of gastronomy. Jim is an advocate for local, artisan foods and producers. Jim creates a sensory world that is uniquely Irish; he will draw you down into the world of the connoisseur. He tells the story of its people whilst your palate is introduced to the taste of this fertile land. As a tour guide, he loves to engage with people and tailor authentic experiences; he introduces you to Dublin and Ireland as best friends. He will tell a modern contemporary story on his tours drawing in from food, architecture, literary greats and musical legends. His tours are visceral and engaging, he mixes his knowledge as a Failté Ireland qualified guide with a subtle sensory excitement. His very first client in 1999 called him a bard, a storyteller. Come hear his story and get the Celtic spirit. Céad míle fáilte!
Catherine Dowling has always been a voyager, advocate of roads less travelled and an avid seeker of knowledge. With a BA in Philology and Business she speaks four languages fluently - English, French, Spanish and Gaelic. She is a contemporary musician, composer, singer and performer. Her works have been aired on How to get Away with Murder, CSI Miami, The Witches of East End and Alan Ball's production of Banshee. An upcoming project will include original music works on the greatest women in Irish History in both English and Gaelic. She has a deep passion for history with her uncle Daniel Dowling being a local Kilkenny historian and author of numerous highly- acclaimed history books on the Kilkenny and Waterford areas. The birth place of her father is the location of the first Land League meeting in the late 1870's in South Kilkenny and boosts a collection of over 25,000 books. With over 15 years working as a history guide, prepare to be mesmerized by her knowledge, wit and charm as well her ability to bring the human touch to the history of Dublin and Ireland.
Hello my name is Adam and I've been guiding in Dublin City for over 5 years now. Having grown up in rural Ireland I moved to Dublin to attend university where I atained a degree in history and politics and a masters in history - finishing top of my class. I began my guiding career in the historic Kilmainham Gaol where Ireland's founding fathers were executed by Britain for their role in leading the 1916 Easter Rising. Following on from this I have worked in Ireland's national museum as well as running both coach and walking tous for a plethora of organisations. In total I've guided tens of thousands of people around Dublin and love to combine stories of Irish history and culture to give you a perspective on what has shaped my country and the people who live here.
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