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.
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.
Fantastic overview of Dublin's tech scene, highly recommended if you are looking for a different perspective on Dublin, different from usual history tours...
Found out about this tour on the newspaper, glad I went, it was inspiring.Thanks Carl, highly recommended. :)
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!
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!
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!
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.
Very fascinating part of Dublin, must-see!
Maddy was an exceptional guide. She kept the tour entertaining and informative. Looking forward to try other tours
Very interesting tour, Maddy took us around the best spots in the Docklands
It was a great tour. Totally recommended!
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and provided a lot of humor for the group during our tour.