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“Perfect way to start our Ireland trip”

City of a Thousand Welcomes
Ranked #68 of 237 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 19 June 2014

We spent about 2 hours with our Ambassador, Derek, and would highly recommend this to anyone coming to Dublin for the first time. This is a free service and is such a friendly offer to newcomers. Derek took us to the Merrion Hotel where we got to sit outside on a beautiful terrace, sip a nice glass of wine/beer and enjoy their homemade soup and Irish soda bread. Derek gave us so many tips and tricks to best enjoy our stay all over Ireland. We are taking advantage of his dining suggestions (we went to the Brew Dock last night) as well and cost-saving ideas. He knew I was a photographer and gave us lots of suggestions of where to go to capture the best of Dublin. It was a fantastic way to spend some time outside learning about the best way to travel around Ireland.

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Reviewed 16 June 2014

We met with Dublin Ambassador Brian on June 2nd. He was a joy to visit with and had a broad knowledge of Dublin and the surrounding area. We appreciated the time and effort he put into our meeting and it deepened our appreciation for this fascinating region.

Your City of a Thousand Welcomes program is an excellent idea that personalized our visit to Dublin and left us with fond memories. We hope to return for a longer visit.

Thank Jo A
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

We spent two friendly hours on May 11 with Frank getting to know about Dublin, Ireland and Frank's interests. Frank wisely steered us to The Merrion where we not only had a pint, but had some tea later as well. He pointed out many sights between the Museum starting point and The Merrion. Inside he took us around the numerous paintings on the first floor before we settled into a lengthy conversation. We reviewed places we had on our list and those he though we should consider. Frank has traveled extensively so he had a good sense of what foreigners might be looking for in his own home town. We highly recommend this as a way to start your visit to Dublin.

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Elena_Hall, Guest Relations Manager at City of a Thousand Welcomes, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2014

I'm so pleased that you had such an enjoyable and informative time with Frank. I hope hearing so much about Dublin further improved your visit here. We would be happy to welcome you back on your next trip to Dublin.

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Reviewed 7 May 2014

We met with Aoifa and had an amazing time! The Little Museum of Dublin was adorable and the staff was very friendly. Having met on only our second night in Ireland, Aoifa gave us a lot of wonderful tips and background information on the country, the struggles and the history. Our conversation made our two hour time together fly by. We enjoyed a pint at the local brew pub and my husband and I are so grateful that the museum offers this free and amazing opportunity! Don't miss your chance- book at least 72 hours in advance of the day you want to meet up!! Thank you for making our time in Dublin so memorable!

Thank Laura L
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Elena_Hall, Guest Relations Manager at City of a Thousand Welcomes, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your time with Aiofa and got to know a little bit of the history of our city. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Dublin. We hope to see you here again soon.

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Reviewed 6 May 2014

This is an excellent program! We met our ambassador, Ann, at Little museum in Dublin. Ann is a very nice lady. She made us feel very welcome in the city. At the museum, you discussed the place where you want to go for a drink. We had 3 options and chose to go to Grafton St (Bewleys). She told us stories of the city, viking times, the troubles. She also had her little books about Ireland. We learned a lot from her. We enjoyed having Ann as our ambassador. She gave us tips and recommendations. We were together over 1 hour.
I am extremely happy with this program and wish most other cities copy this model.

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Elena_Hall, Guest Relations Manager at City of a Thousand Welcomes, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2014

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. I'm so happy you enjoyed yourself so much with Ann. It's great to hear that she helped you learn a lot about Dublin and I hope it made your visit to Dublin even more enjoyable. We hope to welcome you here again soon.

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