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The Irish Heritage of Edinburgh with Invisible Cities

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(12 reviews)
45 mins

About the tour

Dig into the Irish connections between Ireland and Edinburgh with your guide Paul. Paul’s own granny moved from Ireland in the 1900s and lived in an area in Edinburgh called Little Ireland. Walk with him as we hear how the Irish started to emigrate in large numbers from the 1840s onwards. You will discover some of the legacies left behind and still in existence today: Hibernian Football Club, James Connolly one of the leaders in the Easter Rising in 1916, Arthur Conan Doyle, Sean Connery and more.

Meet Invisible Cities - Paul

Invisible Cities - Paul

Paul is Invisible Cities's first tour guide to offer tours on Heygo. An Edinburgh local himself, he is passionate about making people discover his city in a unique way. He is also a mentor to other local guides helping people who have experienced homelessness become walking tour guides of their own city. Invisible Cities is a multi-award-winning social enterprise that trains people who have been affected by homelessness to become walking tour guides of their own city. With walking tours in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and York, they give people a voice and opportunities to thrive within the tourism sector. Each of their guides are passionate about their city and want the world to discover all the gems and unknown stories that make them so special. The not for profit supports people with training, skill development but also access to wider professional and educational opportunities and organises events in their local communities to support the most disadvantaged people. Paul, is one of Invisible Cities' guides based in Edinburgh.

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Edinburgh 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 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Edinburgh. 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

Anne🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 O.

28 April 2021

Interesting and informative tour. Love visiting Edinburgh.

Noreen B.

28 April 2021

This was a great tour! I have been to Edinburgh before but hadn’t realised how close I was to an interesting Irish area and the birthplace of James Connolly, a hero to Irish people. Paul is such an excellent guide! Funny and a great storyteller. I recommend any of his tours and this is one great if you have any interest at all in the Irish diaspora.

pat m.

28 April 2021


Beverley H.

28 April 2021

Enjoyed Paul and his ghumour which is a great gift and thoroughly entertaining.

Hazel T.

27 April 2021

Great tour with Paul. Loved hearing about the Irish connection

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