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.

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

public walking tour, history & architecture of Rathmines! 11.30am Sunday, 8th Nov.

Our next Dublin Decoded public walking tour runs Sunday 8th of November (2015) and will explore the lovely main-street, residential roads, churches and public buildings of Rathmines.  Our walk will meet at 11.20 and will start at 11.30am.  All are welcome. Advanced tickets are available at a slightly reduced price, here.   We hope to… Read More public walking tour, history & architecture of Rathmines! 11.30am Sunday, 8th Nov.

Our 4 Dublin architecture & history walking routes: Georgian and much more.

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.

The Irish in the First World War, the World War I in Ireland

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

Maps of Dublin, old Speed’s map reveals history of Dublin.

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.

Easy sign up to mailing list & Dublin Art & buildings Picture Quiz!

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!