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dublin day tours

Looking to experience real, off the beaten track, suburban Dublin? Just 20 mins by taxi from the city lies a hidden, historical and picturesque gem.

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This tour of my home suburb of Glasnevin, in North central Dublin, is perfect for those who have seen downtown Dublin and want to experience the peace and quiet of a leafy suburb.

Home to the National Botanical Gardens, the National Cemetery and the now world famous Gravediggers Pub, Glasnevin is a mere 20 minutes from the capital by taxi.

glasnevin cemetery tour

tours in dublin ireland Dating back to 1832, Glasnevin Cemetery is the largest cemetery on the island.

Designed in the Victorian garden style, it is the resting place of Irish patriots Daniel O’Connell and Michael Collins among many other notable figures.

It was the site of 19th century graverobbing – stealing of bodies from graves – and is even featured in the writings of James Joyce.

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dublin ireland tours Right next door is the National Botanical Gardens, founded in 1795.

This beautiful site features a wide variety of plants, trees and shrubs from around the world such as cacti, palm trees in the distinctive glasshouses.

As well as florae you can see statues, a reconstructed Viking Age house and get up close with timid squirrels.

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half day tours from dublin No visit to Glasnevin would be complete without ending up in the Gravediggers pub, which has the best Guinness in Dublin and therefore the world.

The pub dates back to 1833 and apart from electricity and running water, little has changed since then.

Excellent tapas are available if you would like to have lunch or dinner (Tuesday to Saturday only) which prompted visitor Anthony Bourdain to remark “heaven looks like this”.

The bar is dog friendly so if you’re a fan of our furry friends there is a chance you may encounter a hairy local.

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If wine and delicious olives are more your thing, there is also a cool wine bar within short walking distance.

You can select if you would like lunch, early dinner or the wine bar (Tuesday to Saturday from 2pm only) in the booking form below.

One round of drinks in the pub is included in the tour price, food and the wine bar are extra.

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This two and half hour private walking tour covers history, literature, crime, humour, majestic views, nature and an authentic local’s pub, a short ride from the city centre.

It costs €200 for three people or less and that includes transport to and from your Dublin city hotel. Each additional person is €20.

If you would like to book this tour, please fill out the form below and it will email me your request. If you do not hear from me within 24 hours please email me directly on dara@daramccarthy.com.

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    Day trips from Dublin

    As well as this suburban excursion, I also provide a Dublin Walking Tour, Dublin Pub Crawl which shows you 5 key bars in the Irish capital.

    If you would like to get entirely out of Dublin for a few hours, you can read up on my Powerscourt Tour or my Glendalough Trip.

    My Tour reviews: Dublin Walking Tour

    Rated 5.0/5 based on a selection 9 customer reviews out of thousands.

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      The tour was everything and more than we expected. Thanks for making it an easy and fun experience for the whole family.
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      Dara was a good guide and seemed to know what he was talking about, plus he was easy to understand.
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