Portrait heads, in plaster, terracotta and bronze, of playwright Brian Friel, publican, patron and writer John Ryan, writer Anthony Cronin, artist Charlie Cullen, and, below, the actor and great Becket interrupter Barry McGovern. Just some of the terrific works by artist and sculptor Tom Haran, now on show in the lovely Octagon Room, at the … Continue reading Sculptures of Friends: Irish & Dublin Greats.
A special one-off tour from Dublin Decoded. A sociable and fascinating 2.2 hour walking tour, revealing some of the extraordinary 18th century heritage of Dublin’s North Georgian Quarter. From 2pm – 4.10pm pm approx. On Sunday 22 March. This tour will also link (as an optional extra) with a super concert (starting 4.30) in an … Continue reading North Georgian Dublin: Historic Walking Tour, 2pm Sunday 22 March.
As you see on the below map by that Huguenot genius John Roque, Parnell (Rutland) Square in 1756 was hardly laid out with any buildings. The famous Lying In Hospital (Rotunda) had been founded by Dr Bartholomew Moss was there (built by Richard Cassels) was there, and Cavendish Row/Street itself. and not much else. To … Continue reading A Grand Tour tour, Rutland Square to Sail ships & across the River.
in the coloured 1798 map above, the tiny, modern-day lane-way known now as Balfe St, very near the busy central shopping thoroughfare of Grafton St. was previously “Pitt St”. Can you see it above? If you follow Anne St right to left across Grafton St you’ll spot it. The name Pitt comes of course … Continue reading changed utterly: Dublin’s Streets and Mrs Peg Leeson.