new, live Zoom Art talks: a perfect Treat, and perfect Christmas Gift.

Following the success of our June and October Zoom architecture talks, we’ve decided to run a series of richly illustrated Zoom Art talks, starting just after Christmas, Tuesday 5th of January. For these talks I’m going back to my roots, so to speak, and to my first undergraduate degree and my first love. This is… Read More new, live Zoom Art talks: a perfect Treat, and perfect Christmas Gift.

Four new Zoom talks: starting tomorrow Tuesday 6th October!

In response to the Covid crisis and its many restrictions, Dublin Decoded ran our first series of online history and architecture “virtual tour-talks” using the Zoom platform, last June.    The response was terrific, and we’re delighted to now announce a second series, looking at four more fascinating historical areas of Dublin.. Our talks take place… Read More Four new Zoom talks: starting tomorrow Tuesday 6th October!

Always nice to get some press. Especially this press.

Dublin Decoded has featured on radio and in many newspapers, including the Journal (Dublin); the Dublin Inquirer;  the Wall Street Journal (link here); the Financial Times and of course, Arran has also written extensively himself, most notably his well-known monthly columns in “Totally Dublin” during the 2000s, Hidden Dublin.   However, it was a particular thrill… Read More Always nice to get some press. Especially this press.

5 online Dublin history & architecture talks, live on Zoom!

From Tuesday the 2nd of June we are thrilled to commence a new venture: our new series of five one-off, on-line history and architecture “virtual tour-talks” – five classic Dublin Streetscapes.  No previous knowledge of Dublin, nor architecture or history is required.   All are welcome!   Talks include masterpieces of Georgian and Victorian architecture; vanished… Read More 5 online Dublin history & architecture talks, live on Zoom!

4 fantastic art and history tours of Dublin coming up…

as regular readers will know,  we lead some very nice, and very enjoyable walking tours in Dublin, both out and about, around the streets of the capital, often featuring visits to historic interiors too (churches, old houses, and occasional mystery destinations)  These tours are themed around history and the built-history of  our city; architecture and… Read More 4 fantastic art and history tours of Dublin coming up…

a long lost film, and our Victorian architecture walking tour.

Many thanks to the friend who sent us this extraordinary re-discovered film footage of Queen Victoria (1819-1901) visiting Ireland back in 1900,  that Queen’s last-ever visit to this country. As a recent article on the British Heritage Travel website makes clear, the Museum of Modern Art, or MoMA, says that “in 1939, it received “a… Read More a long lost film, and our Victorian architecture walking tour.