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City of a Thousand Welcomes

City of a Thousand Welcomes

What is the COTW programme?

Unfortunately we are currently unable to offer this service. Watch this space.

The Little Museum is home to an award-winning civic initiative called City of a Thousand Welcomes, which has been described by the Sydney Morning Herald as “the best free thing to do in Europe.” If you want to experience great Irish hospitality, you’re in the right place.

We pair local volunteers with visitors to the city. Then we send them off for a free cup of tea, coffee or a pint. While our Ambassadors are not professional tour guides, they can offer great advice about the best things to do and see in Ireland. Over 2000 visitors avail of the service every year, and the number is growing all the time. 

For visitors: If you are visiting Dublin, we’d like to take you out for a cup of tea or a pint while you’re here. To accept this invitation, just tell us a little about yourself. This service is completely free Sign up here

For Dubliners: We are looking for proud Dubliners to become Ambassadors for their City. You’ll need to tell us a bit about yourself and take a (short!) quiz about Dublin. It only takes a few minutes to sign up! Sign up here

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