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Hi, I'm

Brian M.

Guide & Historian

I'm a Dublin-born history lover and storyteller with a background in the theatrical arts. I love sharing the varied and interesting stories of our "Fair city" and wonderful Island!

  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Guide since 2014
    • History
    • Storytelling
I was born in Dublin, and even though I have been lucky enough to visit more than 50 countries, I always want to come home to Dublin. It is home!

About Me

Q. What inspired you to become a guide?

As an actor, I was sometimes hired to tell historical stories to overseas visitors. I realised I really enjoyed this so I went back to college to get my certifications in Irish Heritage and tourism and I haven't looked back since!

Q. What do you love most about Dublin?

I was born in Dublin, and even though I have been lucky enough to visit more than 50 countries, I always want to come home to Dublin. It is home!

Q. What's one of your favorite memories from a tour?

I had an opportunity to view a very rare first folio edition of William Shakespeare's plays on the 400th anniversary of the great playwright's death in the Long Room Library at Trinity College. That was a thrill!

fun facts

Fun Facts

  • I was born in a maternity hospital built by the Guinness family.

  • I lived with my parents and grandparents in an old neighbourhood in Dublin called "Blackpitts"—named after a part of the city that had been used to bury plague victims.

  • I often take part in "Bloomsday" events celebrating the work of James Joyce's acclaimed novel Ulysses, which chronicles a single day in Dublin: 16th June 1904.

My Insider Tips for Dublin

Q. What's the best time to visit Dublin?

Ideally it is best to visit Dublin in April/May or September/October as it is far less crowded. But anytime is a good time to visit!

Q. What do you tell your visiting friends to see in Dublin?

I tell them that Dublin is a compact city so I suggest walking around the city centre. Just soak in the atmosphere—the side streets, cathedrals, pubs, shops and museums all within easy walking distance of the centre.

Q. What about the culture in Dublin should people not miss?

A genuine music session in a pub. The best ones are unplanned gatherings of musicians who may not know each other, but will join together to create music and song.

Q. What are your favorite foods in Dublin?

Beef and Guinness stew. Yummy!

You might see me on these tours

Walks Dublin DIAD HR-0085
New
Dublin in a Day: Book of Kells, Guinness Brewery, Distillery & Castle
Experience all the charm of Dublin in just one day, from historical masterpieces to whiskey tastings and the one and only Guinness brewery tour.
16 8 h 16 max