Blackpitts, Newmarket & around: a Liberties tour.

Newmarket,  the heart of the Liberties, is scheduled for development, and for huge physical change.  Mill St is already transformed, while most of Sweeney Lane is a distant memory.  Blackpitts and Fumbally Lane meanwhile are both full of extraordinary, half-forgotten historical connections.  It is high time we explored this area, to look at its past, present and future and to see just why it’s so unique.

On this tour, we’ll discover a history of aristocratic townhouses, underground rivers, mill ponds and Dutch Billies, of ancient, abandoned churches and modern enterprise, and discuss everything from industry, education and tragedy, to philanthropy, revolution and trade.

In its totality, you will discover an area on the cusp of massive, irreversible change, rich in history,  and full of real surprises.

Please purchase your tickets in advance, using the EventBrite button above.  If you can’t see it above it should certainly be visible on our home page.  Yoi can also go direct to EventBrite

Meet point for our tour is directly outside the Teeling’s distillery in Newmarket.   Please see the map at the very foot of the ticket page.  That map also expands if required.

Meet from 12.22pm please.  Saturday 22nd July (2017)    Walk and talk starts 12.30pm sharp.    We will of course walk in all weathers.  Please check forecast.  Wear suitable clothes and footwear. Meet your guide Arran from 12.22pm please

Please note:  it’s not necessary to print out your ticket.  Save the trees!   We will have a list of names on the day to tick off.  You may of course also show us your ticket on the screen of your phone to speed things up if desired.

This will be a fascinating tour, full of maps, of ideas and surprises, all in the usual sociable, Dublin Decoded style.   We look forward to welcoming you then.

-Arran Henderson  |  Dublin Decoded


Dublin Decoded Ts&Cs:  Please note, this is a no-refund event.  We’ve tried, and learned the hard way,  once your ticket purchased it is very difficult, expensive and inconvenient, almost impossible at times, to offer any refunds or alternate dates.  Accordingly we can no longer offer refunds alas.  Please check your availability prior to booking.  You may however book, then give your tickets to another guest, by printing out and giving it to them, and we will of course honour these tickets.  (In those circumstances, please ask your guest cites your name from our guest-list to confirm.  Many thanks.)

Dublin Decoded Gift Vouchers, Ts&Cs   Our tour & treasure hunt vouchers / gift vouchers may of course be used for this tour.

Notification etiquette:  If using a gift voucher please do not book tickets above.  We can not refund.  Anyhow, your voucher is your ticket!   Just turn up on the day.  If you can email ahead to let us know you are coming (mention your voucher) then that’s always appreciated, but not essential on this tour.   (NB:  On some interior, highly restricted events,  like our National Gallery tours,  it is necessary to notify us of your vouchers/ and your attendance,  in advance,  but not on most exterior walking tours.   Thank you)


below: some of the history, and some of the images, we will be using in our tour on 22nd July.  We hope to see you there. 


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