Our next public walking tour, and our penultimate is coming up very soon, this Saturday: River, Port, Dock, Canal, on Saturday 20th October, 13.00-15.00 (starts 1pm) Details below. We will meet 1pm sharp at, and begin from, the Triumphal Arch outside the CHQ building in the IFSC are. Then go walking east along the river,… Read More 2 last public tours of 2018: (1) River/Canal, this Saturday 20/10 and Monto, Thurs, 8 Nov.
at 2.25pm, Thursday afternoon, 11th Oct. 2018. Our Medieval Walls walk is a complete circuit and exploration of the medieval walls of Dublin, both in a physical sense, and as an exploration of the walls in the imagination; through conversation, story and historic detail. Once a palisade of wooden stakes erected from 841 by Dublin’s… Read More A walk around Dublin’s Medieval Walls.
A few coal hole iron covers, these particular two are on Merrion Street. There are coal-hole covers in all the older parts of Dublin. This Merrion/Fitzwilliam area has a particularly rich store of them. The majority of the most interesting are coal holes, those circular discs of cast iron capping the coal chutes, ubiquitous to… Read More Cast of Thousands
Evening Art Treat: To mark the reopening of the main historic wings of our beloved National Gallery of Ireland, after years of repairs and refurbishments, we’re running a small, sociable evening visit from 6pm-8.15pm evening of Thursday 22nd June. (with a maximum of 15 guests) Please note, this is not a NGI event (NGI is… Read More Night-time Art Treat: Nat Gal, sociable evening tour 6 -8.15pm eve Thurs 22 June
The Irish in the First World War, World War I in Ireland Incident and pain, commemoration and controversy. – Dublin in World War I. Every year from 2014-2018 is a First World War centenary year. But times are changing. Now after 100 years we in Ireland, perhaps for the first time properly remember and… Read More The Irish in the First World War, the World War I in Ireland
Old maps of Dublin: Viking & Medieval Dublin to the early modern era. 1,200 years of change. The image below is the first known image of Ireland. It was drawn as part of a larger map, around 200AD, by the legendary Ptolemy, often called the Father of Geography. Culturally speaking, Ptolemy was Greek, but he… Read More Maps of Dublin, old Speed’s map reveals history of Dublin.
Two quick but key items. 1- The Dublin Decoded mailing list. People on mail-out list receive our monthly newsletter where we reveal the details each month of our unique, sociable, historic and architectural city walks. Joining to receive newsletter list is quick and easy, and the link to sign up is here. Item 2:- the… Read More Easy sign up to mailing list & Dublin Art & buildings Picture Quiz!
Thursday. Arrival, into airport Charles de Gaulle. I’ve never warmed to the older Terminal 1. It’s a silly donut of a building, Wastes your time. Terminal two is even more enormous, and thus equally alienating, with the important caveat that’s far, far more beautiful. Later that evening, meet an old friend for supper. A long-time… Read More Parks, potatoes, pullovers & the Promenade Plantée, pictures from Paris (days 1-3)
the third part of our little walking tour… with Viking ships and Gothic churches now behind us (Posts 1 & 2) we peruse Dublin’s graffiti and sticker culture, venture down alleyways, pass walled up doorways, and admire the glazed bricks & mysteries of Crampton Court. You can find all the third part of the walk… Read More criminals in alleyways, graffiti, doorways & mysteries of Crampton Court
We are in the media. or the meeja, as Irish politicians like to call it. It was very exciting for Dublin Decoded to get a mention recently in the excellent Simon Kuper piece in the weekend magazine of the Financial Times! on Saint Patrick’s day weekend. We believe we’re also getting a snippet in the… Read More Dublin Decoded in Financial Times, Irish Indo, & Dublin City radio: 2 walks for Focus Ireland