Get to know the intimate history and stories of Ireland’s capital on this walking tour with local historian Alan Byrne
About This Event
Have you ever wished to get to know more about Ireland’s capital city, its history, people, buildings, statues and stories? Looking for a safe outdoor activity to enjoy during Covid restrictions? What better time than join me on an afternoon stroll around Dublin? On the tour you’ll see how Dublin was founded by the Vikings a little earlier than you may realise, see how the Norman conquest reshaped the city, learn why we have two main cathedrals right beside each other, hear the stories of the Hell district of the 18th century (including a serial killer or two), discover the hidden stories in the architecture and place names of the city and get a new appreciation of the things we take for granted in our home town. Suitable for all ages and levels of fitness, wheelchair friendly. Limited numbers and social distancing will apply. (This tour is designed for residents of Dublin who have a basic familiarity with the city and life in Ireland, but all are welcome. Guests visiting from overseas must provide proof of 14 day quarantine.)
A Note from Alan: My name is Alan Byrne. I qualified with a Masters in modern history from UCD in 2017. In the time since, I have been working as a tour guide both in Dublin and nationally, as well as working as a research assistant on an upcoming biography of Charles Haughey. In 2020 I qualified with a National Tour Guiding Badge from Failte Ireland.