Dublin Georgian North-East is a sociable walking tour this Sunday 16th August. It explores in depth and with some humour, Parnell/Rutland Square, the Rotunda Lying- In Hospital, then further afield, the north and eastern sections of the magnificent old “Gardiner estate”.
We’ll explore the complex history of Parnell/Rutland Square, including the pivotal place of the Rotunda Lying-In Hospital within that history,
Included in our discussion are the buildings we now call the Ambassador and the Gate Theatre, with their complex but fascinating history of conception, construction, décor and design.
Then we’ll explore and discuss likewise: Charlemont House; Granby Row and Lane; Mary’s Place and so on, winding slowly north and east, to Eccles Street and beyond with old, vanished churches and plenty of other hidden secrets all along the way!
Throughout it all, we will explore, discuss and contemplate the extraordinary ambition, and ultimately doomed vision, of the stunning old Gardiner estate. By the end of the tour, guests may conclude that it’s Dublin’s most forgotten, underrated and neglected treasure, yet still our most precious asset, even now.
Don’t miss this lovely walk, one of our favourites, and the penultimate tour in the Dublin Decoded summer public walks season.
Practicalities: the Meeting Place is outside the Ambassador Theatre, at the very top of O’Connell Street. Meeting from 2.05pm, tour starts/departs 2.15pm sharp. Guests may pay on arrival (€17) or, if you wish to pre-book tickets with a small surcharge (to EventBrite) tickets can also be pre-purchased via this link.