Silicon Valley of Europe: Discover Dublin’s Digital Hub

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from/per person 14
  • EUR 14/pers
  • 1h 30m
  • English
  • Starts at 14:00

Description

Silicon Valley of Europe: Discover Dublin’s Digital Hub

Dublin’s Docklands has been transformed into Europe’s premier digital hub. Google, Facebook, AirBnB are simply a few of the international tech giants, alongside the growing startup culture that it has inspired, in this compact historic area of Dublin. Some of those historic remnants, like Boland’s Mill and its role in the 1916 Easter Rising, still stand, along with the stories it holds inside. However, it must never be forgotten that technology is simply a gateway to connect us. Connecting you with your self-confessed tech-geek Stroller, Carl, he will share some of the numerous tales that have gone into the creation and ever-increasing expansion of this small but unique slice of the tech world that even most locals do not know about. Meeting Point: Just outside the Marker Hotel in Grand Canal Docks. Look out for the guide with an orange Stroll backpack.

What's included/Not Included

  • Secrets of tech companies
  • A new smartphone

Stroller

Carl Jackson

My Name is Carl Jackson and I have been a tour guide since 2014. I found my passion for traveling once I went to University as I spent a summer in America and I found that I had a lot in common with the people I met traveling even though we came from different countries and cultures. I found that people who love to travel seem to have similar personalities and I have been hooked on traveling ever since. My passion for history, literature and story telling mixed in with my extroverted and personable personality have given me the tools to become the tour guide I am today. Join one of my tours and you cannot help but feel that passion for yourself.

Reviews

14 Reviews
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    Marcin F

    August 2017

    Fantastic overview of Dublin's tech scene, highly recommended if you are looking for a different perspective on Dublin, different from usual history tours...

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    David Blinko

    May 2017

    Found out about this tour on the newspaper, glad I went, it was inspiring.Thanks Carl, highly recommended. :)

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    Luis F

    May 2017

    Just finished the 'Silicon Valley of Europe' tour, a very interesting part of Dublin, thanks Carl for such great tour of the silicon docks, we weren't expecting so many companies in such small space!

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    Viktorija Rodgers

    May 2017

    Great experience, really cool seeing all the important headquarters of all the big companies that we know so much of! Carl did an amazing job, knowing a lot of facts about each place and keeping us upbeat!

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    Erica S

    May 2017

    Great to see all of the technology buildings. Carl gave an excellent overview of Ireland's history in the beginning of the tour and an in-depth description of each company. Would recommend!

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    Sarah Boelsche

    May 2017

    We did the Silicon Valley of Europe tour with Carl Jackson and it was really interesting and fun! He explained some background about the history of Ireland that was helpful in fully understanding the area and the companies there.

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    Matthew Freer

    May 2017

    Good!

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    Karl Grusse

    April 2017

    Very fascinating part of Dublin, must-see!

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    Anthony Woodward

    March 2017

    Maddy was an exceptional guide. She kept the tour entertaining and informative. Looking forward to try other tours

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    Jean Warren

    March 2017

    Very interesting tour, Maddy took us around the best spots in the Docklands

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    Beatrice Seymour

    March 2017

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    Laurence Neville

    March 2017

    It was a great tour. Totally recommended!

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    Ralph Roberts

    March 2017

    Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and provided a lot of humor for the group during our tour.

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    Anne Broussard

    March 2017

€14 per person