Just a week or two after leading our first Dublin Decoded architectural tour of the Grangegorman area back last August last year (2016) I re-stumbled across this amazing map. You may already know it. It’s Daniel Edward Heffernan’s Map of Dublin from 1861, quite a well known image. Looking closely what impresses the viewer is… Read More Heffernan’s 1861 Map; images & institutions, NW Dublin City walk.
“A Year in the Life”: 2015 in pictures – photos from research for our historical and architectural walking tours and of course, from the tours themselves. Thank you to everyone who came on 2015 Dublin Decoded tours and/or who supported us in 2015. Here’s our year, looking around churches, old factories, the former sites of… Read More “The Things We Saw” Dublin Decoded: 2015 pictures.
Here’s another detail from that extraordinary treasure trove and endless mine of information that is John Roque’s 1756 map of Dublin. This particular detail shows the location of the old city basin relative to nearby streets and buildings. The city basin has now been filed in of course. It sat or lay just west… Read More Dublin’s old City Basin, & 3 historic hospitals.
Wednesday 18th of November, 2.10pm, sees our last public walking tour of the 2015 Dublin Decoded season. It’s a really good one, featuring an one-hour sociable walk of the historic Liberties full of detail and social history, followed by a rare chance to visit the stunning Worth Library- perhaps the most interesting collection of… Read More last Liberties & Library walk: Wed 18th of November, 2.10pm.
Dublin Georgian North-East is a sociable walking tour this Sunday 16th August. It explores in depth and with some humour, Parnell/Rutland Square, the Rotunda Lying- In Hospital, then further afield, the north and eastern sections of the magnificent old “Gardiner estate”. We’ll explore the complex history of Parnell/Rutland Square, including the pivotal place of the… Read More Magnificent vision: doomed ambition: Dublin Georgian North-East Sun 16th Aug.
Our 4 special Dublin walks: Georgian, Victorian, Medieval & Modern. (And how to enjoy the Dublin Decoded experience) Thank you to everyone who came on our 6 lovely Georgian architecture walking tours this summer, (3 walks in July, 3 in August) The feedback has been fantastic and very generous. We enjoyed your company too,… Read More Our 4 magic Dublin walks: Georgian, Medieval & more.
“Georgian West” a history & architecture walking tour of West-central Dublin, this Wednesday afternoon, 19th August. 2.10pm, with Arran Henderson from Dublin Decoded tours. See below for tour content, and how to join in. Now in the week ahead we turn our eyes West, to the other end of the city centre, as Dublin Decoded… Read More Georgian West, an open walking tour, this Wed 19th August., 2.10pm
Four of our Dublin Decoded walking tours concentrate on the most iconic part of Dublin’s built heritage: the Georgian era, while taking in details of Modern and Victorian infill, social history, and even fragments of Medieval Dublin. Please note each of these four different walks have a different meeting point. As a private, custom event,… Read More Our 4 Dublin architecture & history walking routes: Georgian and much more.
Following the huge success of this Dublin North-west Georgian tour, featuring the Kings Inns tour last May, I’m delighted to announce another opportunity to do this lovely history and architectural walking tour by Dublin Decoded, on Wednesday afternoon, the 5th of August, meeting 2.10pm. Tickets for the North-west Georgian tour are available here. More… Read More Georgian NW & the King’s Inns interiors: walking tour, Wed 5th August.
in the coloured 1798 map above, the tiny, modern-day lane-way known now as Balfe St, very near the busy central shopping thoroughfare of Grafton St. was previously “Pitt St”. Can you see it above? If you follow Anne St right to left across Grafton St you’ll spot it. The name Pitt comes of course… Read More changed utterly: Dublin’s Streets and Mrs Peg Leeson.