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

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!

Dublin Decoded medieval gates, walls and towers walk (available private pre-booked groups).

the Dublin Decoded Walk “Medieval Mass” tour takes places on occasional dates, often often a Saturday or Sunday. Dates are announced on our monthly newsletter and elsewhere. (You can subscribe to newsletter here) Medieval Mass works a little differently from other Dublin Decoded tours.   It’s a sort of treasure hunt,  walked together with our “treasure… Read More Dublin Decoded medieval gates, walls and towers walk (available private pre-booked groups).

Parks, potatoes, pullovers & the Promenade Plantée, pictures from Paris (days 1-3)

Thursday.  Arrival,  into airport Charles de Gaulle.  I’ve never warmed to the older Terminal 1.   It’s a silly donut of a building,  Wastes your time. Terminal two is even more enormous, and thus equally alienating, with the important caveat that’s far, far more beautiful. Later that evening, meet an old friend for supper.  A long-time… Read More Parks, potatoes, pullovers & the Promenade Plantée, pictures from Paris (days 1-3)

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