Dara McCarthy

Welcome to the website of Dara McCarthy. I am tour guide from Dublin, Ireland and I provide private historical walking and driving tours of my home town and Ireland tours.

I am recommended by Rick Steves, am a licensed tour guide for Dublin from ATGI and you can find my reviews on Tripadvisor.

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dublin tours

I provide private and group walking and driving tours of Dublin, Ireland my home town. If you would like to read up on Dublin itineraries, please click here.

vatican tours

vatican tours

I was a Vatican tour guide for five years and brought over 40,000 people through the site. I provide a Vatican tour guide service where you can take a tour with one of my licensed tour guides living in Rome.

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rome tours

I have compiled my notes on the attractions of Rome so you can guide yourself around the Eternal City. Alternatively you can book a private walking tour of Rome with one of my guides.


I used to write music from 1996 to 2016 and I have published it online. You are free to listen to and download this music free for non-commercial use.

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As well as providing Dublin Walking Tours, I also give tours of Ireland such as Powerscourt Tour, my Dublin Pub Crawl and a Glendalough Trip.

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If you don’t want a Vatican tour, you can read my articles on the Sistine Chapel, or St. Peters Basilica or St. Peters Dome among other parts of the Vatican.

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Before taking a Rome tour, you can check out my articles on the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, The Pantheon and the other piazzas of the Eternal City.

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Bored? You can read my blog entries, like the time I visited the HBO Rome Set, or my article about the Laocoon.