Please note that due to demand our our second and final tour date is now also booked out, sorry! We do however strongly recommend people visit the Creating History exhibition at the NGI which closes January 15th (2017) Admission is free. All details on the NGI website Creating History is a superb exhibition and is the… Read More Creating History – our second tour now also booked out, sorry!
“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.
John Roque’s famed map of Dublin (detail above) is a genuine work of genius, and one of the best maps made of any city in 18th century Europe. Today it forms a superb and indispensable resource for anyone interested in Dublin, its streets, buildings its religious, cultural, social or political history. Just one example of… Read More Roque’s map, that endless treasure trove.
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.
Here in Dublin from June to October, I led a tour a tour on 18th century Georgian Architecture for the Irish Georgian Society. But in the low season it’s also possible to book this tour (on flexible weekday afternoons) for private pre-booked groups, such as companies, book clubs, schools, colleges or simply a group of… Read More 18th century Georgian Dublin architecture tours, now available for Private groups and for Leaving Cert school groups.
Suddenly Dublin Decoded looks and feels, all grown up. For the front I used a detail from my favourite map of medieval Dublin. It’s a beautiful little map of the former walled city, showing the line of medieval walls, with all its gates and towers. This particular tiny detail shows part of Dublin Castle,… Read More Have card, must be business. Dublin Decoded tours.
North by North West, is the newest of Dublin Decoded’s walking & talking tour of Dublin city centre. As always with Dublin Decoded, we’ll look at and discuss the rich, varied; often surprising historic past, and explore how aspects of that past shape our present and our city today. There is an upcoming date on… Read More North by North West, a walking & talking tour of Dublin, 18th century to medievel, history, architecture, revolution & social history.
Dublin is blessed to have a number of outstanding historic libraries, jammed with literary and scholastic treasures hidden within. The superb (or rather sublime) Long Room of Trinity College, with its wonderful collection of sculpture busts, is only the best known one. (Archbishop Narcissus) Marsh’s Library, established 1701 at Saint Patrick’s cathedral is of course… Read More Dublin’s Historic Libraries & the Edmund Worth collection, at Dr Steevens’ Hospital.
Here is a sight to which Dubliners, or indeed many who’ve visited Dublin, will need no introduction. (my photo) Yes, it’s the famous, justly famous, Long Room of Trinity College. It sits as the top level, the top two levels really, of the Old Library, that handsome old building which divides Library Square from Fellows’ Square in… Read More The Long Room | From superb to sublime.