South-East Central historic walking tour, & visit No 6 Harcourt St old Sinn Féin HQ

Saturday 9th September, meeting Kildare Place, 1.30pm. Southeast Centre Gems: from Kildare Place then via a circuitous walk to No. 6 Harcourt Street. The first two-thirds of this walking tour cover some of my favourite gems and oddities in the south-east quarter of Dublin’s South Georgian Core. Forgotten educational history, and Soviet-style social realism on… Read More South-East Central historic walking tour, & visit No 6 Harcourt St old Sinn Féin HQ

1916 in Ballsbridge & free self-guided walk around D4, by Dublin Decoded.

Fancy an amble through the leafy area of Dublin 4, from the RDS, over the Dodder at Ballsbridge and onward to the banks of the Grand Canal?   In February 1916, myself and the writer and historian Hugh Oram designed a walking route through this area of Dublin 4. The aim was to commemorate the… Read More 1916 in Ballsbridge & free self-guided walk around D4, by Dublin Decoded.

Never Be at Peace – a historical 1916 novel by Marina Neary.

Marina Neary’s Dublin-based novel takes the extraordinary, real-life figure of feminist; stage actress, Trade Unionist and Irish republican revolutionary Helena Molony and turns her life into a page turner set as a series of dramatic vignettes and events. The whole thing is set during Ireland’s Cultural Renaissance and Gaelic Revival and the extraordinary Revolutionary period.… Read More Never Be at Peace – a historical 1916 novel by Marina Neary.

A Republic Proclaimed: 1916 exhib National Museum Ireland Collin’s Barracks

The National Museum of Ireland (NMI) possesses the largest and best collection of material related to the Easter 1916 Rising, (as it does with many other events and periods in our history) With their resources and the expertise, both internal and external they can draw on,  nobody realistically is better qualified or equipped to interpret… Read More A Republic Proclaimed: 1916 exhib National Museum Ireland Collin’s Barracks

a Gift to the World: Beautiful 1916 images, & text, free (Read this now)

I’m writing this in a dash, just to let anybody know who isn’t already aware there’s a wonderful 1916 book- a joint project of the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and the Royal Irish Academy (and published by the Royal Irish Academy)- called 1916: Portraits and Lives.  The book is 42 short biographies of key figures… Read More a Gift to the World: Beautiful 1916 images, & text, free (Read this now)

Citizens in Conflict, 1916 exhib’ Dublin Library & Archive

Citizens in Conflict, 1916. What better place for a 1916 exhibition than on Pearse Street? Patrick Pearse, 1916’s most iconic leader, and the man who read the Proclamation outside the GPO, was of course reared almost across the road from the library, at his father’s stonemason workshop and the family home, both on what was… Read More Citizens in Conflict, 1916 exhib’ Dublin Library & Archive

A History of the Easter Rising in 50 Objects. By John Gibney historian.

  A History of the Easter Rising in 50 Objects. By John Gibney historian. Some if not most readers may be familiar with Ireland in 100 Objects, a wide ranging history-through artifact book helmed by Fintan O’Tooole. Here in A History of the Easter Rising in 50 Objects, historian John Gibney (who I know, formerly… Read More A History of the Easter Rising in 50 Objects. By John Gibney historian.

Easter Rebellion 1916 in Dublin 4 | a Dublin Decoded walking tour

A vast amount and variety of events take place in Dublin this year to commemorate the Easter Rising of 1916. Most historical walking tours naturally focus on the GPO building O’Connell Street and it’s area. As every Irish schoolchild knows, the GPO was occupied by the key battalion of Easter Rebels including Pearse, Clarke and… Read More Easter Rebellion 1916 in Dublin 4 | a Dublin Decoded walking tour