GCN Founder Will Lead New Walking Tour Of Gay Dublin

Tonie Walsh against a blue wall with the words an untold story and lgbt walking tour behind him in white and pink, which refer to the tour of gay Dublin Tonie is running

GCN Founder Tonie Walsh gives walking tour of historic queer Dublin


Tonie Walsh, one of the founders of GCN, has launched a new walking tour exploring “historic queer Dublin” which is being hosted by GAZE, meaning that 100% of funds received will go to the LGBT film festival.

Walsh’s tour, titled An Untold Story, is one of the new Experiences which tourists can purchase via Airbnb.

The Airbnb website describes Walsh as “a gay civil rights activist for over 40 years, during which time he was one of the prime movers behind Dublin’s LGBT community and established the Queer Archive in Ireland.”

From the official web page here is some more information about the tour: “Join the ultimate walking tour of historic queer Dublin hosted by activist and historian Tonie Walsh, as he trawls the social-cultural and political life of LGBT Dublin, from St. Patrick’s proposition by a band of randy sailors in the 4th century to decriminalization of male homosexuality and the advent of marriage equality in the 20th century.”

Those interested in booking on can purchase a place on An Untold Story for €22.

If you’re going on the walking tour, make sure to dress in appropriate clothing and footwear.

The three hour tour starts at the Oscar Wilde Statue at Merrion Square, loops through Trinity College, through Dublin’s City Centre, via St Patrick’s Cathedral and ends at Pantibar on Capel St.

Jonathan Mildenhall, the Airbnb CMO, spoke about the magic of travel in a statement on the recently launched Dublin Experiences.

“We want to make travel magical again by immersing curious visitors in local communities and offering them the opportunity to see the true character of a city through the eyes of the people who live there,” said Mildenhall.

“Experiences are also a great way for locals to meet new people, learn a new skill or see their own cities with a fresh pair of eyes.”

What do you think of Tonie Walsh’s tour? Would you like to book on?


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