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Smithfield Homelessness Walking Tour

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 19 reviews.Dublin, Ireland

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Experience hosted by Tom

60 mins
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Let us take you on a journey through time of the beautiful area of Dublin 7 (where your guide, Shane, has lived for the past 10 years).

We’ll begin our tour in front of the marvellous Collin's Barracks, now home to the Museum of Decorative Arts and History. We'll meet at the stops of the stairs from the Museum Luas Stop.

As you explore the rich history of the area, local folklore and hidden gems, Shane will share with you his experiences of homelessness and his hopes for the future.

We’ll wrap up our tour approximately 60 minutes opposite St Mary's Angles on Chruch Street, close by to the Luas and Smithfield Square for you to continue your day.
Let us take you on a journey through time of the beautiful area of Dublin 7 (where your guide, Shane, has lived for the past 10 years).

We’ll begin our tour in front of the marvellous Collin's Barracks, now home to the Museum of Decorative Arts and History. We'll meet at the stops of the stairs from the Museum Luas Stop.

As you explore the rich history of the area, local folklore and hidden gems, Shane will share with you hi…

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Meet your host, Tom

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 19 Reviews
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Hi,
My name is Shane and I'm a tour guide with Secret Street Tours
During my tour, I'll show you around the beautiful area of Dublin 7 and also share some of my experiences of homelessness.
Working with Secret Street Tours has given me a platform to share my story, build my confidence and skills and I'm now excited to see what the future holds.
I look forward to welcoming you on my tour soon.
Shane
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About the organisation: Secret Street Tours



Secret Street Tours is a nonprofit social enterprise that trains those affected by homelessness to become walking tour guides of their neighbourhoods, empowering them with skills and a platform to tell their story. Our tours give a voice to a community that is often talked about rather than listened whilst offering the public an accessible channel to engage with this important social issue.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Secret Street Tours.

Where you'll be

We’ll begin our tour in front of the marvellous Collin's Barracks, now home to the Museum of Decorative Arts and History.
From there you'll see a great view of the Guinness Brewery and the Croppy Acre. We'll then stroll down the historic Benburb Street, passing some wonderful Street Art on the way into Smithfield Square. After, we'll head towards a homeless food hall and wrap up our tour on Chruch Street.

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 19 reviews.

Harper
February 2020
We are so glad we had this experience. Shane was a fantastic tour guide with thorough knowledge and insight into Dublin’s issue of homelessness, telling personal stories and historical anecdotes with equal care. In between stops Shane was so personable, chatting with each guest individually (7 of us total). At the end of the tour he even made sure we all knew where we were going and how to get there, explaining the layout of the surrounding area and giving us his personal recommendations. Overall, we highly recommend this tour, especially considering it supports such a great cause.
We are so glad we had this experience. Shane was a fantastic tour guide with thorough knowledge and insight into Dublin’s issue of homelessness, telling personal stories and histor…
Kat
December 2019
This is a really unique walking tour around Dublin. Shane shared expert knowledge and personal insight. His own journey is incredible and we felt lucky to have him as our guide. He is also v friendly, approachable and professional. Well worth bucking the usual tours and booking this one, you won't regret it!!
This is a really unique walking tour around Dublin. Shane shared expert knowledge and personal insight. His own journey is incredible and we felt lucky to have him as our guide. He…
Marie
November 2019
It was a very special experience. Shane is so nice and open, he answers any questions... I feel such a huge respect for him talking so open about his life and to show strangers his experiences. I whish all the best for him and the project. Hope it will be there for ever!
It was a very special experience. Shane is so nice and open, he answers any questions... I feel such a huge respect for him talking so open about his life and to show strangers his…
Daniel
October 2019
If you walk around Dublin, homelessness, addiction, and alcoholism is everywhere. If you have a genuine interest in Ireland, and want to get a sense of the place outside the tourist stops, you'll benefit from this tour. I think if Anthony Bourdain were still alive, and needed a tour guide, outside of the eateries, he might take this tour.
If you walk around Dublin, homelessness, addiction, and alcoholism is everywhere. If you have a genuine interest in Ireland, and want to get a sense of the place outside the touris…
Lukas
October 2019
Thanks Tom again for this great experience to learn more about Ireland’s history and homeless people in Dublin. I still need to think about your Story! All the best!
Lara
October 2019
I would totally recommend the tour with Tom to everyone visiting Dublin! You get a completely new and absolutely interesting insight into a lifeworld - homlessness. Tom is so open and friendly, je answered all of our questions! :)

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

Water

Comfortable Shoes