*PLEASE NOTE MY SERVICE IS ON FOOT - I CAN'T OFFER TRANSPORTATION!*
EXPERIENCE THE EMERALD ISLE on my tours. 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, moving between Dublin, Galway, the west of Ireland and Belfast and the North East of Ireland. As Ireland's history is so full of heartache, rebellion, pathos, wit, characters, writers, raconteurs, thus making it a real melting pot, exploring it, is best sampled with someone who's walked streets, countryside, hidden and sacred places, 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 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 hidden places in my country over an elongated period so have an extensive background.
Recent reviews of this tour guide:
Rob was really good, and pitched his style to the very wide range of ages in the group. Our tour was two hours around Dublin City centre, and was everything that we had asked for. Thanks!
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Tour guide services/sample itinerary:
3 HOUR SPECIAL 1916 COMMEMORATIVE TOUR for the centenary of the 1916 rising covering sites on and off the beaten track. It also offers an inside and analysis of this seminal event in Irish history;
- Exploring Glendalough and Wicklow tour;
- General tours of the old and new parts of Dublin, 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)!
- Specialised Historical/Literary
, e.g. James Joyce related,
1798 rebellion related;
1916 rebellion and Independence struggle period;
- General Historical/Literary;
- Historical tours of Tara, county Meath and the Boyne Valley;
- Conference Guiding;
- Authentic Literary Pub Crawls and Gothic Pubs;
- For Cruise travellers, informative, incisive panoramas of BELFAST or GALWAY.
IRELAND excursions and explorations:
- Other specialised private tours in certain parts of Ireland, e.g Kinsale in west Cork,
Yeats' Country in county Sligo, Galway city and county and south county Mayo, the unique limestone landscaped area of the Burren and county Clare with its archaeology and mythology, 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.
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, Irish sport and the tradition of sporting competition and galas.
Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!
Tour guide testimonials
Lily Darcey Gonzalez
17 Dec 2009
Lily Darcey Gonzalez
04 Oct 2009