MEET THE TEAM



dodublin driver & guide maurice

Name: Maurice Dalton

Occupation: DoDublin Tour driver

What’s your favourite story to tell about Dublin?

I like the one about Adam Loftus. He was Archbishop of Armagh and

later Dublin, and Lord Chancellor of Ireland from 1581. He was the first

Provost of Trinity College Dublin in 1592. He had over 21 children, one

of the descendants of his 21 kids left Ireland in the 18th century and was

one of Walt Disney’s Grandparents.

Hidden Gems you advise tourists to visit;

The International Bar. Traditional Victorian bar with music and comedy

Also Trocadero, a really cosy restaurant with a great atmosphere.

What question do you get asked the most about Dublin?

Are there really leprechauns in Dublin?

What’s the strangest/funniest question you’ve been asked by a tourist?

There is a joke about the only statue of the invisible man in the world in the

Phoenix Park. I was once asked by a tourist, “how long must one stand there

for the man to become visible?” The statue was of George Howard, 7th Earl

of Carlisle. His statue was blown off on a particularly windy day in the 1950’s

and all that remains is the plinth with the invisible man standing on it.


dodublin driver & guide tyrone

Name: Tyrone O’Toole

Occupation: DoDublin Tour driver

What’s your favourite story to tell about Dublin?

The story of ‘Cairbre’ the MGM lion from Dublin Zoo. The first lion to appear as a

mascot for MGM film studios was a Dubliner.

Hidden Gems you advise tourists to visit;

Harkins Bar, the closest pub to the Guinness Brewery. This was the pub that renowned

Irish writer and playwright, Brendan Behan had his last pint Guinness.

What’s the strangest/funniest question you’ve been asked by a tourist?

Where can we go to see the little people? (Leprechauns)

Who are the chattiest tourists?

The Canadians, Scottish and English.




dodublin driver & guide Killian

Name: Cillian MacBradaigh

Occupation: DoDublin Tour driver

What’s your favourite story to tell about Dublin?

I like to tell tourists about the real Dublin, how we love to nickname buildings, bridges

and people. I also love telling the story of the River Liffey and how Dublin is a city of 2

sides, with each side having its own unique identity and personality.

Hidden Gems you advise tourists to visit;

The Church of the Carmelites located on Aungier Street. The remains of St. Valentine

are kept here, this of course helps explain the romantic nature of native Dubliners.

What’s the strangest/funniest question you’ve been asked by a tourist?

I was once asked where the best place was in the city to buy knives. A little scary yes,

but it turned out the guy was a collector of knives and wanted to expand his collection

with a souvenir from his stay in Dublin.

 Who are the Chattiest Tourists?

I find everyone to be chatty, it all depends on the individual rather than their nationality

but our friends from North America really do love a chat.



dodublin driver & guide Ian

Name: Ian Saunders

Occupation: DoDublin Tour driver

What’s your favourite story to tell about Dublin?

I normally go into the story of ‘Once’ being filmed in Dublin and about Glen Hansard

winning the Oscar for the song ‘Falling Slowly’. I do love to talk about the music scene

in Dublin, there’s always a gig on somewhere in the City Centre.

Hidden Gems you advise tourists to visit;

Hansel & Gretel Bakery and Patisserie on Clare Street. It’s a great spot to grab

something to enjoy during a stroll in Merrion Square.

Has there been a marriage proposal on one of your tours? If so, where?

Sadly not… perhaps one day though.

Has a tourist ever told you something new about the City which you

didn’t know about?

Not about Dublin itself, I don’t think. However, I’ve been told about links to the tourist’s

home whether it be a sculptor doing a monument or an architect who has designed a

building in both Dublin and the tourist’s hometown.






dodublin driver & guide Donnacha

Name: Donnacha Ryan

Occupation: DoDublin Tour driver

What’s your favourite story to tell about Dublin?

The story of the Irish Harp facing to the left on Government Buildings and the way

it faces to the right on Guinness products.

Hidden Gems you advise tourists to visit;

Chester Beatty Library, a wonderful collection of different artefacts from different

cultures and religions all in the one location.

What’s the strangest/funniest question you’ve been asked by a tourist?

Do they really use Guinness in Beef and Guinness Pie?

Who are the chattiest tourists?

All tourists leaving the Guinness Storehouse are always ready for a chat!




dodublin driver & guide John

Name: John McGuirk

Occupation: DoDublin Tour driver

What’s your favourite story to tell about Dublin?

Have you ever lost track of time? Well, have you heard of DMT/Dublin Mean Time?                   

 Dublin was 25 mins & 21 seconds ahead of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) until 1916.

Hidden Gems you advise tourists to visit;

My favourite hidden gems include Meeting House Square in Temple Bar, the Mummy of St.

Michan’s Church and the ‘mystery’ of the lucky stone in St. Audeon’s Church.

What’s the strangest/funniest question you’ve been asked by a tourist?

Does Dublin close for the winter season?

Has there been a marriage proposal on one of your tours? If so, where?

Not yet, but will keep trying.




dodublin driver & guide Martin

Name: Martin Connolly

Occupation: DoDublin Tour driver

What’s your favourite story to tell about Dublin?

The story of Kilmainham Gaol and its famous former prisoners, including the leaders of The 1916 Rising.

Hidden Gems you advise tourists to visit;

Bars in Temple Bar, my first job was in the Bad Ass Café.

What question do you get asked the most about Dublin?

Where has Molly Malone wheeled her wheelbarrow to now?

What’s the strangest/funniest question you’ve been asked by a tourist?

Why is there a Jameson for 12 year olds?

Has there been a marriage proposal on one of your tours? If so, where?

I get asked all the time, but never again J






dodublin driver & guide kirk

Name: Kirk Morrow

Occupation: DoDublin Tour driver

What’s your favourite story to tell about Dublin?

I like to tell tales as I’m going around the city in addition to the facts I like to talk about. The Children of Lir and the myth of Giselle Stevens. Another tale I enjoy telling on the tour is that of ‘Bang Bang’ the eccentric elderly gentleman who would go around Dublin staging mock shoot outs with passing people, his ‘weapon’ of choice was a large church key.

Hidden Gems you advise tourists to visit;

Henry Clarke’s stain glass windows in the Hugh Lane Gallery and Bewleys Café which will be back in 2017. A nice place to relax is the Dubhlinn Gardens in the grounds of Dublin Castle.

Has there been a marriage proposal on one of your tours? If so, where?

No not yet, I’m hoping someone will ask me soon.

Has a tourist ever told you something new about the City which you didn’t know about?

I was told that Napoleon’s toothbrush and lancet are housed in the College of Physicians on Kildare Street.




dodublin driver & guide Mark

Name: Mark Whelan

Occupation: DoDublin Tour driver

Hidden Gems you advise tourists to visit;

Red Ginger Thai Restaurant on Andrew’s Street. This is a great City Centre location for an early evening meal.

What question do you get asked the most about Dublin?

Where’s a good location for food?

Has a tourist ever told you something new about the City which you didn’t know about?

Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII received the order of St. Patrick’s in St. Patrick’s Cathedral in 1869.



dodublin driver & guide paul

Name: Paul Rigley

Occupation: DoDublin Tour driver

Hidden Gems you advise tourists to visit;

Bully’s Acre near the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Some participants of the Battle of Clontarf are believed to be buried here. In the 19th century, the cemetery experienced widespread grave robbing, Dan Donnelly the famous Irish boxer, was buried here in an unmarked grave in 1820. His body was taken by body snatchers and sold to a surgeon, who demanded that it be returned, but first he removed the right arm. The arm ended up on display in the Hideout, a pub in Co. Kildare for many years.

What question do you get asked the most about Dublin?

Where’s a good location for lunch?

Has a tourist ever told you something new about the City which you didn’t know about?

The Iveagh Gardens and the Powerscourt Centre which is home to many shops and restaurants.


dodublin driver & guide Kevin


Name: Kevin Doolan

Occupation: DoDublin Tour driver

What’s your favourite story to tell about Dublin?

I like to share the Dublin experiences of myself and my family on the tour. I do like

to tell the story of JFK visiting Dublin in June 1963. He visited Áras an Uachtaráin

and the US Embassy in the Phoenix Park, thousands of Dubliners lined the streets

to welcome President Kennedy.

Hidden Gems you advise tourists to visit;

The Iveagh Gardens, popularly known as ‘Dublin’s Secret Gardens’. It’s a great

location for a relaxing stroll in the City Centre.

Has there been a marriage proposal on one of your tours? If so, where?

Not yet… but I have had the remains of 3 separate people on the bus because

their relatives were scattering the remains at different locations along the route.