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Revolutionary Dublin: 1913-23


May 27, 2013

In 1912 Ireland was part of the United Kingdom; a decade later, most of Ireland had left it forever. This was the Irish Revolution, and Dublin was its cockpit. From the labour conflicts of 1913 to the open war of the Easter Rising and the guerilla war that followed: all of these, and much else [...]

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 [...]

The Historical Running Tour of Dublin


Feb 27, 2013

Dublin’s first Historical Running Tour. Keep fit while discovering the best of Dublin’s varied streetscapes and off-the-beaten-track landmarks in a fresh way. Led by a history graduate of Trinity College and an experienced, local Dublin club runner, this running tour explores the history and atmosphere of Trinity College, the eighteenth century Georgian city, Portobello and [...]

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