Hugh Lane Gal to Grangegorman historic walking tour Sat 13 May, 11.30am.

Grangegorman has been well described as the “Forgotten” quarter of Dublin, perhaps unsurprising given the often grim history of workhouses, asylums and fever hospitals that cover -and historically define- this area. Accordingly it’s a district many of us barely know.  That’s all set to change with huge, city-shaping transformations afoot, massive new infrastructure, new transport… Read More Hugh Lane Gal to Grangegorman historic walking tour Sat 13 May, 11.30am.

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

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.

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

North by North West, a walking & talking tour of Dublin, 18th century to medievel, history, architecture, revolution & social history.

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.

The Long Room | From superb to sublime.

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.