*PLEASE NOTE MY SERVICE IS ON FOOT - I CAN'T OFFER TRANSPORT!*
EXPERIENCE THE EMERALD ISLE on my tours IN THE YEAR OF 'THE GATHERING', let me be your personal guide! Romantic Ireland is not dead and gone on them at least. Whilst I am a DUBLINER, I have sojourned in other places in Ireland, but Dublin has always acted as my base. This is why I'm so happy that it's now the fourth UNESCO CITY OF LITERATURE! With its history of heartache, rebellion, pathos, wit, characters, writers, raconteurs, it is a real melting pot, which is best sampled with someone who's walked its streets, and nooks and crannies since the 80's! In addition to my knowledge of Ireland, having travelled to many places in the country, I see myself as a man of Ireland! The Emerald Isle lies deep within my heart! Hence, I am not just a Dublin Tour Guide but an Ireland Tour Guide!
As well as being a freelance tour guide, I'm also a writer and bardic poet. I've written and published heritage articles and tourist blogs on the Web, for instance. I offer very insightful, informative & entertaining tours with a difference - I can do the 'touristy' bits and pieces but I stand out as I can also show you the hidden gems (SEE MY CLIENT COMMENTS!). I specialise in private Walking Tours and my secret is with my all round package, I can make it varied or TAILOR IT for the individual's interest (s). I've been studying medieval/contemporary/ancient history, literature, mythology/legends of Ireland, folklore and songs etc for many years. In addition, I have also travelled to some hidden places in my country so have an extensive background.
Recent reviews of this tour guide:
Rob provided us with an "insider's view" of the beautiful city of Dublin. Seemingly normal buildings were brought to life the way the inhabitants lived in them years ago. The streets no one would venture down, held countless stories of history and courage. If you are interested in learning about the history of Dublin and how it came to be today, I would encourage you to spend time with Rob, he will enlighten and entertain you and leave you with an appreciation of his beloved country.
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Tour guide services/sample itinerary:
- General tours of the old and new parts, e.g. Temple Bar, Dublin Port and Docklands area, Smithfield and the Markets area with its hidden history, north inner city including historic Moore Street, Georgian Squares, and most of all 'The Liberties' district (the authentic and historical area of Ireland's capital)! Or also a panoramic look at what was Jewish Dublin.
Hola a todos los habladores espanoles. Saludos - hago muchos tipos de vueltas a pie pero lo esencial historia, literario, mitologia, cultural, etc o en general con una mezcla de varios temas!
- Specialised Historical/Literary
, e.g. James Joyce related,
1798 rebellion related;
1916 rebellion and Independence struggle period;
- General Historical/Literary;
- Conference Guiding;
- Special evening tours evoking Dublin's charm via poetry, the poets, song and songsters;
- Authentic Literary Pub Crawls and Gothic Pubs.
OTHER PARTS OF IRELAND:
- Historical tours of Tara, County Meath;
- Sacred, special and evocative Glendalough, county Wicklow;
- Other specialised private tours in certain parts of Ireland, e.g Kinsale in west Cork, Yeats' Country in County Sligo, south Mayo, Belfast city and other parts of the north of Ireland. For details, just enquire.
I guarantee a wide ranging service - I believe diversity is the roadmap for anything -
which will additionally have song, poetry, stories, as well as infinite information, guiding and orientation. I am adaptable most of all and can cater for one to twenty.
My Price is per Group (which is quite unique for guides on the Web) but I'll offer a discount if it's just one person.
PLEASE NOTE: The evening tours will be higher in price.
PS I can travel to other parts of the country, with Backpackers, for instance; Dublin certainly isn't the limit of my abilities!
Transportation by tour guide:
No, as I focus on great walking tours.
Tour guide interests:
Arts and Literature, Legends and Mythology, Medieval/Contemporary & Ancient history, Archaeology, Irish and Celtic songs, Buildings and Architecture, Landscapes and Monastic sites, Languages, typical Irish pubs, Heritage protection.
Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!
Tour guide testimonials
Lily Darcey Gonzalez
17 Dec 2009
Lily Darcey Gonzalez
04 Oct 2009