Dublin Decoded has featured on radio and in many newspapers, including the Journal (Dublin); the Dublin Inquirer;  the Wall Street Journal (link here); the Financial Times and (very recently) in the Irish Times (here)   Arran has also written extensively himself, most notably his well-known monthly columns in “Totally Dublin” during the 2000s, Hidden Dublin.

Our visitors.  Our guests however, say it best so let’s hear what they have to say.

Reviews for our famous How to Read a Painting tour, for example, in the National Gallery of Ireland.

Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

“Arran’s 2-hour tour of a selection of the paintings in the Gallery was outstanding – he has a wealth of knowledge and a wonderfully structured and enthusiastic way of imparting it to a group – we both enjoyed the tour immensely and now have a deepened base of knowledge to appreciate the treasures of the Gallery. Highly recommended”

Reviewed 17 November 2017

“Arran was an excellent tour guide. His passion and knowledge in this area made this a wonderfully insightful, fun and educational tour. I have been into the National Gallery a few times before, but I am so excited to go in again with new eyes and really savour paintings in a new way. I couldn’t recommend it highly enough. Judith”

Reviews for our historic and architectural walking tours

Reviewed 2 May 2017

“We spent a fun hour exploring the historical and contemporary architectural heritage of Temple Bar, an area familiar to many Dubliners and visitors, but which we saw in a completely new light following the treasure hunt and tour of the area with Arran and his assistant.
Highly recommended for visitors and Irish people alike, even if you think you know Temple Bar, you are sure to learn something new.”

Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

“Aaron’s historic walking tours of Dublin are superb. Aaron shares his expert knowledge in a friendly, entertaining and informal way and one feels as if you are taking a stroll around town with an old friend. I highly recommend the Dublin Decoded tours for locals and visitors alike who are keen to learn more about the beautiful city of Dublin.”


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You can write a review by clicking here.

Many,  many thanks!


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