Tour old Dublin – High Street, Christ Church, Wine Tavern & the Irish House.

I nearly called this post “Before the Roads”.  That’s because road widening schemes have been one of the biggest enemies of old Dublin.  Literally hundreds, thousands, of old historic houses have been pulled down to allow for the huge road schemes.   Of nowhere is that loss more acute, more extensive, or sadder than the very… Read More Tour old Dublin – High Street, Christ Church, Wine Tavern & the Irish House.

“The Things We Saw” Dublin Decoded: 2015 pictures.

“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.

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.

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.

Palace Street, Graffiti and drop box mystery post box.

For those who’ve been following the first 3 short legs of our little central Dublin walking tour, here’s the final short section, complete with pictures of Dublin castle gates, the lovely old 18th century Sick and Indigent Room Keepers Home on Palace Street and a quick look at graffiti but also the new, enigmatic sticker… Read More Palace Street, Graffiti and drop box mystery post box.

criminals in alleyways, graffiti, doorways & mysteries of Crampton Court

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

New self-guided tour, walking route, Scallops and Vikings.

As regular readers know I’ve starting offering occasional walking tours of Dublin’s art, architecture and history the last few months.  Details and a menu of tours can be found on the home page of Dublin Decoded,    That will bring you to home page, but just press on any Tour title there to read the individual… Read More New self-guided tour, walking route, Scallops and Vikings.

Dublin Decoded in Financial Times, Irish Indo, & Dublin City radio: 2 walks for Focus Ireland

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