Dublin - An Gorta Mór: The story of Ireland's Great Hunger

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An Gorta Mór: The story of Ireland's Great Hunger

Sun, 10 Oct
(58 reviews)
Bachelor's Walk, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
30 mins

About the tour

Join me as we walk along the final steps of the National Famine Way to the Famine Memorial in Dublin City. We will talk about one of the most horrific periods in Irish history, The Great Famine, also known as the Great Hunger, the Famine or the Irish Potato Famine. This was a period of mass starvation and disease in Ireland from 1845 to 1852. Hear about some of the events that led up to this, what happened during this time and the after effects of the events that brought our county to its knees.

Meet Hazel


Hazel loves exploring and regaling people with stories and giving a glimpse into the city known for its love of cheeky rhymes and ballads. Her background is in the travel and tourism industry in Ireland, and she has juggled roles ranging from tutor to travel agent. Travelling has always been in her blood. Hazel’s grandfather was a driver-guide, and her interest in becoming a guide started almost a decade ago when she took a group of excited students on a walking tour of Dublin, captivating them with the city’s culture. Since then, there has been no turning back. With her tours, you might find yourself mingling with the locals, who love to get involved with the tour! With a dash of surprise, Hazel loves entertaining people with fun stories and experiences. “An unforgettable experience that I had was when myself and a friend got chatting with a well-known Irish author and we ended up back at his house cooking spaghetti Bolognese!” she says. She is the owner of Virtually Irish, a new and exciting venture showcasing the best of what Ireland has to offer.

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Dublin with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 30 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Dublin. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Susan M.

13 February 2021

Very informative. Encouraged me to virtually visit the EPIC centre to find out more.

Suzanne D.

13 February 2021

She seemed to talk more about the wind and weather than the tour

Sandy L.

13 February 2021

Weather was difficult, but she managed the camera well. Lovely lady. Wanted more history about the trip itself ie; a few people that went and how they survived and turned out at the other end, what they faced when they arrived, where they stayed, who helped them..

Linda E.

13 February 2021

Good to see the river area again, good postcards and interesting commentary

Nancy W.

13 February 2021

Hazel kept the tour interesting. I loved the information about EPIC and seeing the famine memorial sculptures. Well done, especially in all that wind! Thank you!

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