Welcome to the website of Dara McCarthy. I am tour guide and native of Dublin, Ireland and I provide private historical walking and driving tours of my town.

Many of you visiting this site will have had a friend take one of my Vatican tours in Rome, Italy where I lived and worked for four years. I provide a book a guide service where you can book one of my Vatican tour guides in Rome.

I have compiled my tour guide notes on the city of Rome which you can read and guide yourself around the eternal city. I also provide a book a guide service for Rome.

Occasionally I write music and you can listen to and download it here for free.

If you are very bored you can read my blog.

Whether you are visiting Dublin, Rome or the Vatican, I hope this site is of use to you.

dublin tour guide

I provide private and group walking and driving tours of Dublin, Ireland my home town. If you would like to read up on Dublin itineraries, please click here.

vatican tours

I was a Vatican tour guide for four years and brought 35,000 people through the site. I provide a Vatican tour guide service where you can take a tour with one of my licensed tour guides living in Rome.

rome tours

I have compiled my notes on the attractions of Rome so you can guide yourself around the Eternal City. Alternatively you can book a private walking tour of Rome with one of my guides.


I wrote music from 1996 to 2016 and I have published it online here. You are free to listen to and download this music free for non-commercial use.