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“Best thing we did in Dublin!”

City of a Thousand Welcomes
Ranked #18 of 246 Tours in Dublin
Type: City Tours, Tours
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Owner description: Visit the Little Museum of Dublin for more information on this award-winning civic initiative. We look forward to welcoming you to Dublin.
Reviewed 28 April 2012

We decided to do this, as it was a small blurb in the Rick Steve Travel Guide. We met at the little museum just north of St.Stephens Green and from there on it was amazing.
It is FREE and you go out either for a beer or tea. My wife and I decided to do this and we met up with a guy named Garry. Since it is free you know you are getting people who really care since they are volunteering their time and Garry was better than any tour we paid for on our trip. He was very genuine, told us about his roots, the city, answered some questions I was too afraid to ask just anybody since i thought they were simple questions. We had a really genuine talk and he gave us his pointers and showed us around the town, seeing things I would have never even thought of seeing, such as the herd of deer in the park and some good hiking trails. We spent almost 2 weeks in Ireland, one in Dublin and this was the best Dublin experience we had even though the whole trip was great. My wife and I highly recomend it!

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Reviewed 20 April 2012

My family and I took advantage of an excellent (and free) service we were made aware of called "Meet a Dubliner". We met with Mary, a native Irishman and member of the program, who took us to a local pub for a drink so that we could "chat". Mary was a wealth of information, whether it involved things to do and see in Dublin, or history and tradition in Ireland. She was extremely personable, gracious and informative. After a couple hours together, we said our goodbyes and thank yous to Mary, and took off for one of her recommendations. We were very happy to have met her - just wish we had done it sooner in the trip. We would highly recommend any visitor to Dublin contact Simon at "Meet a Dubliner". Every city should offer such a great benefit!

1  Thank Maureen R
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Reviewed 25 March 2012

After an incredible weeklong stay in Ireland, we decided to sign up for the City of a Thousand Welcomes visit with a native Dubliner and we will always remember our experience. Simon warmly welcomed us to the Little Museum of Dublin and our only regret was that we wished we had arrived earlier to see more of this fascinating museum. We were introduced to our host, Mick, and the entire family enjoyed his company from the start. The opportunity to enjoy tea and great conversation with our host in front of the fireplace at the Merrion Hotel truly was a highlight of our trip. Mick answered our questions and shared information about life in Dublin with such charm, intelligence and warmth. Ireland has a reputation for friendliness and this experience definitely reflects the spirit of the people.

2  Thank lastminutetraveler98
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Reviewed 4 March 2012

We were greeted most charmingly and made to feel so welcome, from the time we buzzed the door, until our guide left us at Trinity College in the late afternoon.

The in depth knowledge shared with us by Brian, a 5th generation Dubliner, very quickly had us enthralled and we soon felt part of the City itself with all its colourful history.

The whole day was topped-off by the visit to the Merrion Hotel, where we were served our coffee in the tranquility of the Terrace garden, by superbly trained and gracious staff.

We felt honoured to be the first visitors to sign the new Visitors Book at the Little Museum
and recommended the 'City of a Thousand Welcomes' to so many people during the rest of our 3 month trip and since we have returned to NEW ZEALAND

2  Thank Pauline T
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Reviewed 10 February 2012

I was with my friend in Dublin July 2011 and we had so much fun. We met a lot of lovely people, we heard traditional Irish music and had, of course, some pints of Guinness. We met our Dublin ambassador who were really friendly and told us great tips what to do there. In love with Ireland and Irish people, that's all I can say :)

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