World War II Private Guided Walking Tour of Dublin

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Discover the little known history of Ireland during the First and Second World Wars. Visit the Irish National War Memorial Gardens with a 5-Star History Guide. Learn about the bombing of Dublin.


  • Explore the history of war in Ireland with th History Expert-Guide
  • Learn about important events from WWI and WWII
  • Visit the Irish National War Memorial Gardens
  • See the Kilmainham Gaol prison and learn about Irish independence
  • Enjoy a private tour tailored to your pace and interests


Despite Ireland’s neutrality during World War II, Dublin was bombed several times by German air raids. Join this exclusive WWII history tour to discover how “The Emergency”, and the preceding First World War and the Irish War of Independence, shaped the nation. Learn about WWII from a new perspective! Choose the 2-hour option to learn about “The Emergency”, related events, places and people. On 2 September 1939, the Irish government declared a state of emergency. Although the country remained neutral throughout the Second World War, a lot occurred during “The Emergency.” During this walking tour you will learn about the internment, censorship of the press and correspondence, and control of the economy. You will also learn how WWII affected the unification, the role of the Irish Republican Army, and the Irish Army deserters who joined the armed forces of belligerent nations. You will see the infamous Kilmainham Gaol where the IRA members were detained and executed, and explore the Irish National War Memorial Gardens dedicated to the victims of WWI. The final stop will be the monumental Wellington Monument in Phoenix Park, which commemorates Arthur Wellesley, an Anglo-Irish soldier who was one of the leading military and political figures of 19th century Britain. It will be a tour full of history, so take advantage of the full attention of your Private Guide to learn about the events, places, and people that interest you the most.


World War II Private Walking Tour of Dublin Licensed History Guide who is fluent in the language of your choice Free entry to the Irish National War Memorial Gardens Expert commentary on the ''The Emergency'' in Dublin Private experience tailored to your pace and interests

Important Information

  • Please check your email the day before the tour to receive important information. For the convenience of all guests, it is best to have 1 licensed guide per maximum of 25 guests, so that all guests can get the best experience, ask questions and hear the guide well. The price will be higher if you need more than 1 guide.

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