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I am a PhD student and freelance tour guide based in Dublin offering personalised historical and cultural tours of Dublin city while I continue my research.
I am currently in my third year of my PhD in Public History at Trinity College, Dublin. I am studying how history was used to create different identities in the two Irish states after partition. I chose to study public history because I am really passionate about connecting the public with the history all around us and engaging them with it in their everyday life.
I have almost 6 years of experience working within the tourism industry, many of those were spent devising new tour scripts and completely overhauling the backstage tours at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin (Ireland's national theatre), where I worked for over 4 years. At the Abbey I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to develop a whole new revenue stream for the company based around boutique experiences at the theatre ranging from VIP nights, meet & greets, and historical talks. There I developed crucial skills in communicating and engaging a range of different groups and demographics, from intimate tours for the former UN Ambassador Samantha Power and an tÚachtarán Michael D. Higgins to larger tours for groups of active retirees with varying levels of accessibility.
Since leaving the Abbey I have worked as a local tour leader for Peter Sommers Travel, a guide for the National Museum of Ireland and the 1916 Walking Tour, and as a freelance tour guide. I have curated bespoke experiences for guests visiting Dublin such as a walking tour of the city designed with their interests in mind. I have worked with a variety of tour operators to ensure that their important guests had an enjoyable and educational experience.
I would love an opportunity to work with your company and some of the guests you have visiting Ireland.
I've been living in Dublin for 30 years, and I've worked as National Tour Guide for 6 years.
My customers are mainly Japanese but I can guide visitors of other nationalities as far as they speak English.
I worked as an English teacher in Japan. I came to UK on a career break under the Cultural Exchange Programme. During the period I visited a friend in Dublin. I liked, decided to stay in Dublin, and consequently met my husband. I have been living in Dublin for 30 years. As well as business people, many of my friends visited me from Japan. I showed them around in Ireland many times, and enjoyed it very much, which made me to decide to become a Tour Guide.
I was born and raised in Wicklow a mile from glendalough and have in-depth knowledge of the area, that I’m passionate about and so as I’m now a qualified tour guide And good story teller I’d like to share my personal and professional experience of glendalough dating back to 6th century, in this beautiful monastic city.
Anthony Kelly is a native Irish tour guide, from Dublin.
Anthony delivers walking tours in Dublin, Kilkenny, Galway and along the Giants Causeway .
Anthony is an experienced day tour guide on coaches to Glendalough, the Cliffs of Moher and Game of Thrones locations in Antrim.
A storyteller who loves the Irish verbal tradition of storytelling, his tours have a mix of politics, geography, history, myths and legend and ghost stories.
Anthony is creative, he enjoys landscape photography, nature and has won prizes for short story writing. He likes drawing little sketches to go with his stories and novel.