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Cathal Brennan, Historical walking tours Dublin

Cathal outside the Irish Film Institute, Temple Bar, originally the Meeting House of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), where the black abolitionist, Frederick Douglass, addressed a public meeting in 1845 at the invitation of ‘the Liberator’, Daniel O’Connell.

Cathal Brennan has a BA in History from Trinity College, Dublin where he specialised in early twentieth-century Irish history. He also has third level qualifications in Media Production (Marino College), TV and Video Production (Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology) and Research Skills for TV (Screen Training Ireland). He has worked as a researcher on Who Do You Think You Are? (BBC, RTÉ and NBC versions), The Children of the Revolution (RTÉ) and The Great House Revival (RTÉ). He is co-presenter (with John Dorney) of The Irish History Story podcast

Donal Fallon, Historical Walking tours Dublin

Donal at our starting point—the Grattan statue, on the College Green traffic island, opposite Trinity College front gate. Henry Grattan was MP for Dublin City, 1775-1800, in the old colonial parliament (now the Bank of Ireland) and, after its abolition by the Act of Union in 1800, an MP in Westminster.

Donal Fallon, a history graduate of UCD, has been working with Historical Walking Tours of Dublin since 2010. He is one of the founders of the award-winning blog on Dublin life and culture, ‘Come Here To Me’ (a selection from its archive has recently been published by New Island Books). His recently completed MA thesis on 1930s Dublin and youth criminality will be published shortly. He is a regular contributor to Irish media (print and radio) on Dublin’s history, society and popular culture.
He is also the presenter of the popular Three Castles Burning podcast

Daragh in front of Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland’s oldest university, founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I of England. The Grattan statue, on the College Green traffic island opposite Trinity front gate, is our starting point.

Daragh Fitzgerald studied English Literature and History at Trinity College, Dublin. He completed a postgrad there, specializing in the revolutionary period (1912-1923). He also has an interest in the great writers who have called Dublin home. He currently lectures in Irish History and Culture at Griffith College, Dublin, and is the editor of ‘Bookworm’ in History Ireland