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Archive for April, 2013

Monks, Marauders and Merchants: A Walk through Medieval Dublin


Apr 12, 2013

Dublin’s origins lie in two pre-Viking settlements, one monastic, one secular, but it was the Vikings in the ninth century who made Dublin the trading centre which three centuries later attracted the attention of the English crown. Although geographically small compared to other European medieval capitals, Dublin was a cosmopolitan town, with the homes of [...]

Dublin’s Architecture: Augustan Capital of a Gaelic Nation


Apr 10, 2013

Dublin is much admired for its diverse shades of architecture: from walled medieval town to the city of Georgian splendour and grace – Trinity College, Irish Parliament House, Four Courts. This tour also looks at how Dublin has fared in the decades pre and post independence as well as the good, the bad and the [...]

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