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Dublin - Railways and Shipwrecks

Railways and Shipwrecks

(68 reviews)
Dun Laoghaire, Country Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
30 mins

About the tour

Enjoy a stroll on the pier while hearing stories from Dun Laoghaire's rich maritime past. Walk in the footsteps of the many people who had to leave the island and visit some of the monuments commemorating the souls lost at sea in the tragic shipwrecks along the rocky coast.

Meet your local guide


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.

Hazel has been guiding since Oct 2019

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 guide.

The tour will last about 30 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide 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 guide 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 book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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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

Natalie T.

26 February 2021

Wonderful personality, knowledgeable, and a great joy! Will definitely do another tour with Hazel!

🇬🇧Bernie 🤩 UK D.

25 February 2021

Hazel goes out of her way to find the best postcard opportunities and always has the most interesting stories and facts to share. Thank you!

Gary T.

25 February 2021

Found the trip fun and entertaining with a twist of history

Dave K.

25 February 2021

Another great tour with Hazel, beautiful scenes and well explained stories. Highly recommend this tour.

Nancy B.

25 February 2021

Lovely walk along the pier and some nice sunrise shots out to sea.

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