I have a degree in History from University College Dublin and am a Fáilte Ireland approved tour guide for Dublin City and Environs. I have worked in Trinity College, the Vatican, Rome City, Glasnevin Cemetery and the General Post Office in Dublin and I work for Rick Steves in Dublin and throughout Ireland. Below are a list of my most requested tours of Dublin and the surrounding province of Leinster.
This three hour walking tour of Dublin is a perfect orientation to the Irish capital. It covers Trinity College Dublin, the Book of Kells, Parliament House Dublin, Temple Bar, Dublin Castle, City Hall, George's Street Arcade and Grafton Street. Read More...
Looking to get outside the capital for a half day trip? A visit to Powerscourt House and Gardens in County Wicklow is perfect for nature, architecture and history lovers. Read More...
My Dublin pub crawl is perfect for small groups who want to explore the best pubs in Dublin in a relaxed walking tour. I cover 5 of the best bars in Dublin, the smallest, the oldest, one of the newest, one where James Joyce drank and one which U2 were kicked out of and they now own. Read More...
Just one hour away by car, you can see one of the best preserved monastic sites in Ireland, founded by Saint Kevin in the 6th Century, almost 1500 years ago. It features churches, some of which are over one thousand years old, an intact celtic belltower and a majestic valley with two lakes. Read More...
My Tour reviews:
Easy to Understand
Dara was a good guide and seemed to know what he was talking about, plus he was easy to understand.
5.0 Stars Jason P
Take the Tour
Take the tour, even if you will do it on your own later.
5.0 Stars Dara Fazel
Dara was Amazing
Dara was amazing. Very funny and he knew his stuff!!!
5.0 Stars Andrea Green
Dara was AWESOME!
Dara was AWESOME!
5.0 Stars Maz
Our guide was fantastic, really bought everything alive!
5.0 Stars Sacha Hitchings
Excellent Sense of Humour
Very informative and Dara has an excellent sence of humour.
5.0 Stars Billy Kane
Dara was excellent! Thank you for such a great tour!
5.0 Stars Ruth
The tour was good and Dara did a fine job explaining everything.
5.0 Stars Tom Johnson
Very Friendly and Nice Tour Guide
Very friendly and nice tour guide. Had a lot of knowledge and was presenting it in an efficient and enjoyable manner. Answered all questions to our satisfaction. We have enjoyed the tour very, very much. We will recommend this tour to our friends.
5.0 Stars M.G (Fred) Drotskie
Dara made the whole foot pounding experience very interesting with a touch of humour thrown in for good measure. Without him pointing out things on the way we would have missed a lot. My teenage daughter was not looking forward to the tour, but afterwards she commented on how much she got out of it and found it very funny.
5.0 Stars Mr Parlour