this Friday, the 23rd of July, we have a rare outing of our wonderful Saint Patrick’s Park to Cork Street and the Coombe tour, via Fumbally Lane, Blackpitts, Newmarket, Weavers’ Square, Ardee St, exploring several hundred years of tanning, brewing, distilling, irons works, and architectural, social and economic history.It’s a brilliant tour, it takes place… Read More Tours this Friday evening and this Sat am (23rd and 24th July)
Regular readers of our blog, or indeed visitors who often come on our tours, may well be aware that for the last 5 years or so, we’ve had the honour to design and lead many guided walking tours of Dublin’s history and architecture for the venerable Irish Georgian Society. For those however not instantly familiar… Read More 3 fab walking tours: and a chance to support the I.G.S!
It’s a huge relief, and huge pleasure, to relaunch our guided walking tours of Dublin this week. They start very soon now, with two tours of Grafton Street, next Wednesday the 12th and Friday the 14th of May. Anybody who knows about our tours will be aware we include a lot of information on architecture… Read More our city walking tours are back.
Originally posted on murder, mayhem & shiny things:
The ESB has decided that destroying a terrace of Georgian Houses in Dublin in the 1960s isn’t sufficient. Now the company wants to close ‘Number Twenty Nine’, the museum the opened in 1991 as as insufficient apology for the destruction of the historic fabric as the city.…
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!
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.
Originally posted on Arran Q Henderson:
Back in 2013, I invited readers of my blog to identify this mysterious looking map, below. As many people either knew or guessed, it’s a sketch concerning Ulysses, the legendary novel routinely claimed as the best or most influential tome of 20th century literature, and written of course by James Joyce…
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!
Originally posted on midnightmurphy:
Some months ago I was invited on a guided tour of Dublin being organised by a group called ‘Dublin Decoded’. I didn’t investigate the event too much. As the people who invited me have impeccable taste, and I’m weak for guided tours, I suspected I would be in safe hands. Well…
Many thanks to the friend who sent me this. I love it! A terrific, and very usefully “interpretive” animation of the legendary Bayeux Tapestry. It brings to life, with movement, sound and captions, the stages in the story of, preparation for, and execution of the Norman invasion of England. No doubt their Conquest of Ireland,… Read More Bayeux Tapestry, sparked into life.