- 7 hours
PLEASE NOTE: The Old Library at Trinity College will be undergoing extensive renovations from 2023 and is gradually closing in preparation. By summer or early fall 2023, the Book of Kells will be exhibited in a different building. We will adjust the itinerary accordingly.
- Dublin Castle (exterior only)
- St. Patrick’s Cathedral
- Trinity College
- Book of Kells
- Includes St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Book of Kells
- Optional car service and hotel pick up
We will explore Dublin Castle from the outside but tickets to visit the Book of Kells inside Trinity college are included with your tour. We don't include a visit inside St Patrick's Cathedral as standard, but many clients choose to. Tickets for the Cathedral aren't included in the tour price so please have some local currency or a credit card on hand for the entrance fee if you wish to go inside.
Anne Marie Hayes was born and raised in County Waterford and is now Dublin based. Her background is in painting and ceramics. She graduated as mature student from Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art & Design with a BA Fine Art. Following her graduation, she exhibited in Ireland and abroad. She returned to college to complete a Master of Art in the Contemporary World from National College of Art and Design. Anne Marie has studied architectural glass at a studio in Italy, working with two Mastercrafters restoring stained glass windows and working on commissions. Returning to study at Trinity College Dublin in 2022, Anne Marie graduated with a M.Phil in Art History with a focus on cartography in 16th Century Ireland.
Kevin read History and Anthropology at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth between 2002 and 2005. In 2006, he began researching a doctoral thesis on the decline of the Clonbrock estate in County Galway. He was awarded a Ph.D in 2011 and has published and presented on aspects of Irish history since then. He is passionate about history and culture and weaves narratives from the mythology, artefacts, architecture and art of Dublin city and its environs to challenge and stimulate those who would like a little more from a guide. His mission is to take those with inquisitive minds on journeys that will facilitate an understanding of the historical and mythological heritage that have shaped and continue to shape the Ireland of the 21st century.
Catherine’s education and life experiences are steeped in Irish food culture, history and the arts. She is the first of six people to graduate in six hundred years from the island with a degree in Law and the Irish (Gaelic) language. While working in that field, she translated the Children’s Act into the Irish language and was acknowledged in a book on the Irish language version of the constitution. She is a social entrepreneur having founded a dance organisation at university level that is now in its 17th year. It has given hundreds of people the opportunity to take up or to continue dancing at a high level. She credits her close knit mother’s family and her ancestors from the Tipperary mountains for her love of Irish mythology, dance, nature and storytelling. She is a Fáilte Ireland qualified tour guide and loves to interact with newcomers to Ireland through her own uniquely developed narrative. Having just finished a Masters in wellbeing psychology, she is well placed to look after yours! Céad míle fáilte romhaibh go hEireann.
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