Adrian is a cheeky chap from the heartlands of Ireland and one of the nicest fellows you could hope to meet. He loves drumming for hours, sleeping until mid-day, good conversation, The Dude and sweater kittens! Tiring of girls obsessing over his beautiful long blonde hair, which stopped just shy of his firm but impressively squeezable ass, he decided to host an impromptu dreadlock party in the countryside where his family and closest friends transformed his mane into a skull full of dreadlocks over an epic, Baileys fuelled, 17 hours.. His Mother even did a dread for him.. Aww
Alan, is the baby of the group but don't let that angelic face fool you he's as deadly as they come. He has represented Ireland at the special Olympics where he won a bronze medal in beanbag throwing, and is a very keen cyclist. He is also an up and comer in the world of MMA where he fights under the name professor snuggles. Alan also has an interest in women's shoes and enjoys nothing more than talking for hours on the pros and cons of the stiletto heel. His safety word is "bonanza"
Darren broke into tourguiding after a stint with the Little Museum of Dublin and doing a Masters in History in UCD (the same uni Irish rugby star Brian O'Driscoll went to. If Darren tells you they were class mates and he used to train with him, he's lying. He did once run into BOD outside a cafe and was too starstruck to approach him.) Darren has an incredible passion for and knowledge of Irish heritage and its impact upon Dublin's fair city, so his tour is one of the most informative you will find in Dublin.
Here in Dublin, HostelCulture’s pubcrawls are pretty big. In the past 4 Summers, we’ve seen some nights hit over 200 people. Although a pleasure, it is sometimes quite difficult to control 200+ people when they’re on a night out. Fran is our top gun expert when it comes to wrangling massive crowds through Dublin’s city streets. Her powerful voice enables her to corral hundreds of people with ease, her beautiful face makes it easier for people to listen to her and her sparkling personality makes her pubcrawls some of the most enjoyable in the world. She may originally be from Germany, but we’ve already written to Angela Merkel to tell her that “You can have the bail out money, but we’re keeping Fran” and we have duly made her an honorary Irish man
Dublin born, bred and buttered on both sides, a student of both literature and theatre, this handsome young man can often be found languidly reading poetry by the Grand Canal, in soft soliloquy on one of Dublin’s many stages or gaily gulping galoptious Guinness by the gallon in any number of Dublin grog houses. Time spent with Ian is as authentic an Irish experience as missing the last bus home from town and walking home drunk in the rain. A cultural powerhouse of an individual combining carefully crafted attire with devilish charm and good looks, Ian has established himself as an Irish institution as dear to us as battered sausages, sexual repression and conversations about the weather.
James is also known as "Horse" but he will never tell you why! A true Dublin native, James is a big fan of music, festivals and any kind of party. He has travelled extensively and done a multitude of impressive things including managing an Irish Bar in Singapore, receiving the freedom of Gouvy, a small municipality in Belgium, from Mayor André Hubert having made a citizen's arrest on a Jewelry-store thief and he once dislocated his jaw trying to lick his own elbow. James loves red lemonade, which you can only get in Ireland as it has been banned elsewhere and makes children super hyper and he also loves his relatively new puppy!
Keith is by far HostelCulture International’s coolest tour guide. He’s an actor, an entrepreneur, a champion mountain climber and the captain of his diving team in his home town of Muff, Co Donegal. In Keith’s early days before he realised he wanted to be an actor, he tried to find fame by joining an Irish boyband called OTT – Over The Top. Although OTT had a few cracking hits, they never broke the vital US market. If he brings you out for a walking tour or a pubcrawl, ask him can you have some OTT memorabilia. He has a whole garage worth of it.
Laurence Falconer is a Dublin man fond of a good loud rant about, well anything. As well as being a tour and pub crawl guide he is an actor, a musician, and a pilot. He has travelled extensively, recently living in South Africa for two years. If you don't see him on a history tour or enjoying pints of the black stuff on a pub crawl, you might catch him on stage somewhere around Dublin's many, many, MANY theaters and music venues. MANY!
Neil, a.k.a The Dead Poet Whisperer a.k.a DPW a.k.a Whisper, is rumored to have been both conceived and delivered on the same pool table in one of Dublin's darkest watering holes nestled deep within the mean streets of the North Inner city. Having worked as a chimney sweep for most of his childhood, Neil went on to satisfy his burning passion for old Irish Literature and Guinness by choosing the academic path and spending most of his time in the corner of the college bar muttering illustrious verses from Joyce and Wilde to a wall which seemed to become more attractive as the night shifted on, hence the mysterious nicknames. DPW is currently working on a time machine fueled by buckets of Whiskey Red from The Old Storehouse. He hopes to make it big enough in order to carry his tours through Dublin's rich and rebellious history, presenting them with the most tangible of experiences. For now though, Whisper will offer them the next best thing; an entertaining and unpretentious account of Dublin's gorgeous story and its most celebrated characters. He will also give you his jacket if you get a bit nippy.
Oisín is a Dubliner through and through who knows the ins (and inns) and outs of Dublin better than any guide book you could ever pick up. His main passion in life is the Irish lanaguage (An Ghaeilge, which he speaks fluently) and history. Currently Oisín is pursuing a Ph.D. in the area of computer aided language learning and he hopes to make language education more interesting in the future. In his own time he likes to grow vegetables on his small allotment in the north of the city and make his own beer. By virtue of these facts you could say he has a unique insight into the trails and tribulations of the Irish in days gone past. When he is not growing spuds (potatoes) or making his own hooch he can be found either cycling around the city shouting at the lunatics that occupy the four wheeled obesity machines known as cars or resting that cycle toned tóin (arse) in one of the many pubs in the city. Taking a tour with Oisín around the capital is an experience not to be missed.
I have had many jobs and done many things, some of which include being a barman, forklift driver, helicopter winch-man, bicycle seat adjuster, radio host and actor. I have travelled the earth, but sadly not the moon, and have lived in Germany and Australia. My life is a complex mix of joy and despair and my spare time is spent assisting the elderly and plotting the downfall of my enemies, I also enjoy music, rugby, badminton, cinema and kittens. I have climbed mountain's swam rivers and seen the sun rise on five continents I if I have learned one thing from my time on planet earth it is this " the world turns and time marches on whether you want it to or not so do your best to make those around you happy, all we have is each other"