Walking Tour of Rathmines: Saturday 11th June 11am-1pm.

Dublin Decoded offers an excellent walking tours of Rathmines which explores the lovely main street, residential roads, churches and public buildings of this affluent, attractive suburb just outside of Dublin’s city centre.  Rathmines is full of fascinating history and wonderful

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Walking Tour of Rathmines: Saturday 11th June 11am-1pm.

Dublin Decoded offers an excellent walking tours of Rathmines which explores the lovely main street, residential roads, churches and public buildings of this affluent, attractive suburb just outside of Dublin’s city centre.  Rathmines is full of fascinating history and wonderful

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How to Book a Dublin Decoded Tour

Public tours: Dublin Decoded generally run 2-5 scheduled, public tours each month, from March to November.  Everyone’s welcome on these tours which are typically advertised both here on this site, (Dublin Decoded) and often also on www.arranqhenderson.com  – both at

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How to Book a Dublin Decoded Tour

Public tours: Dublin Decoded generally run 2-5 scheduled, public tours each month, from March to November.  Everyone’s welcome on these tours which are typically advertised both here on this site, (Dublin Decoded) and often also on www.arranqhenderson.com  – both at

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Walking Tour of Dublin South-West City Centre

In this lovely tour we explore and discuss in depth – and some humour – the extraordinary historic and architectural heritage dating from circa 1690-1830 in the south-west section of Dublin City centre. The walk covers Dublin Castle, Cork Hill,

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Walking Tour of Dublin South-West City Centre

In this lovely tour we explore and discuss in depth – and some humour – the extraordinary historic and architectural heritage dating from circa 1690-1830 in the south-west section of Dublin City centre. The walk covers Dublin Castle, Cork Hill,

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North-West Dublin City Walking Tour

A fantastic tour of Dublin’s North-West Georgian district featuring the spectacular King’s Inns and much more. Tour Description: on this two-hour walking tour of Dublin’s North-West Georgian district, we explore the River Liffey and quays, then cross the river to

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North-West Dublin City Walking Tour

A fantastic tour of Dublin’s North-West Georgian district featuring the spectacular King’s Inns and much more. Tour Description: on this two-hour walking tour of Dublin’s North-West Georgian district, we explore the River Liffey and quays, then cross the river to

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Walking Tours of Georgian Dublin: Overview

At Dublin Decoded we run a number of different walking tours concentrating on the most iconic part of Dublin’s built heritage: the Georgian era. Ireland’s capital city is of course famous for its abundance of magnificent and beautiful buildings from

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Walking Tours of Georgian Dublin: Overview

At Dublin Decoded we run a number of different walking tours concentrating on the most iconic part of Dublin’s built heritage: the Georgian era. Ireland’s capital city is of course famous for its abundance of magnificent and beautiful buildings from

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Art Tour: The Genius of Dutch Art at the National Gallery of Ireland

With several of the paintings that Sir Alfred and Lady Beit left to Russborough House recently threatened with imminent sale abroad and much in the news recently, it seems a timely moment to explore, cherish and celebrate those other exceptional

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Art Tour: The Genius of Dutch Art at the National Gallery of Ireland

With several of the paintings that Sir Alfred and Lady Beit left to Russborough House recently threatened with imminent sale abroad and much in the news recently, it seems a timely moment to explore, cherish and celebrate those other exceptional

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Medieval Walls, Castle and churches of Dublin walking tour

We’re delighted to invite you on a rare Sunday edition and very special version, of our very favourite walk, the Medieval walls tour.   Taking place  the afternoon of Sunday 17th May It’s hard to visualize or even credit today, that

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Medieval Walls, Castle and churches of Dublin walking tour

We’re delighted to invite you on a rare Sunday edition and very special version, of our very favourite walk, the Medieval walls tour.   Taking place  the afternoon of Sunday 17th May It’s hard to visualize or even credit today, that

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North Dublin City Centre Georgian Architecture walking tour

A special one-off tour from Dublin Decoded.  A sociable and fascinating 2.2 hour walking tour, revealing some of the extraordinary 18th century heritage of Dublin’s North Georgian Quarter.  From 2pm – 4.10pm pm approx.  On Sunday 22 March.  This tour

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North Dublin City Centre Georgian Architecture walking tour

A special one-off tour from Dublin Decoded.  A sociable and fascinating 2.2 hour walking tour, revealing some of the extraordinary 18th century heritage of Dublin’s North Georgian Quarter.  From 2pm – 4.10pm pm approx.  On Sunday 22 March.  This tour

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Dublin Decoded history walk, music, poetry & wine.

Photo credit Declan Hackett Dublin Decoded are proud and delighted to collaborate with architectural & music historian Aine Nic an Riogh and her At the Drawing Rooms project. They stage beautiful concerts  in some of Dublin’s loveliest historic spaces.  For our

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Dublin Decoded history walk, music, poetry & wine.

Photo credit Declan Hackett Dublin Decoded are proud and delighted to collaborate with architectural & music historian Aine Nic an Riogh and her At the Drawing Rooms project. They stage beautiful concerts  in some of Dublin’s loveliest historic spaces.  For our

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Georgian architecture for Schools & Leaving Cert Art-History Classes.

The tour. The Dublin Decoded Georgian architecture walk is a 2 hour approx. walking seminar for Leaving Cert Art History groups. By concentrating on relatively small group of key buildings, terms, ideas and architects from the Georgian era, (approximately 1720

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Georgian architecture for Schools & Leaving Cert Art-History Classes.

The tour. The Dublin Decoded Georgian architecture walk is a 2 hour approx. walking seminar for Leaving Cert Art History groups. By concentrating on relatively small group of key buildings, terms, ideas and architects from the Georgian era, (approximately 1720

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Tour 1 | How to Read a Painting |Thursday evening 23rd April

Demystifying the language of Art at the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin.  Have you ever looked at saints in a church or a altarpiece, or in a painting at a museum, and wished you knew who they were?   

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Tour 1 | How to Read a Painting |Thursday evening 23rd April

Demystifying the language of Art at the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin.  Have you ever looked at saints in a church or a altarpiece, or in a painting at a museum, and wished you knew who they were?   

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Tour 2 | How to Read a Cathedral

On this tour we scratch behind the surface to decode some of the many and varied stories hidden in the art and history of Ireland’s largest Cathedral, the 800 year old Saint Patrick’s;  the resting place of Jonathan Swift, author of Gulliver’s

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Tour 2 | How to Read a Cathedral

On this tour we scratch behind the surface to decode some of the many and varied stories hidden in the art and history of Ireland’s largest Cathedral, the 800 year old Saint Patrick’s;  the resting place of Jonathan Swift, author of Gulliver’s

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Tour 3 | Medieval Walls, Gates and Watchtowers: next tour date: tba. Tour available flex dates pre-booked groups

Medieval Walls, Towers and Prisons is an interactive treasure hunt. Walking with our “treasure maps” in hand, we examine how to read the city street-scape and other clues to seek out and trace the lines of the old walls, towers and gates of the

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Tour 3 | Medieval Walls, Gates and Watchtowers: next tour date: tba. Tour available flex dates pre-booked groups

Medieval Walls, Towers and Prisons is an interactive treasure hunt. Walking with our “treasure maps” in hand, we examine how to read the city street-scape and other clues to seek out and trace the lines of the old walls, towers and gates of the

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Tour 4a & 4b | Masterpieces of Georgian Dublin | 2 different Georgian routes available.

Starting slowly around the late 1680s, then gathering speed from the 1720s, Dublin transformed into one of the finest neo-classical cities in Europe. How on earth did it happen?  This tour is a sort of story, the evolution of and

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Tour 4a & 4b | Masterpieces of Georgian Dublin | 2 different Georgian routes available.

Starting slowly around the late 1680s, then gathering speed from the 1720s, Dublin transformed into one of the finest neo-classical cities in Europe. How on earth did it happen?  This tour is a sort of story, the evolution of and

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Tour 5 | Great Victorians

On this tour we explore the rich legacy of beautiful, spectacular buildings, with their applied arts, detail and decor, from the second half of the 19th century, the Victorian era. We decode gargoyles and arches, shimmering ceramic and virtuoso stone sculpture

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Tour 5 | Great Victorians

On this tour we explore the rich legacy of beautiful, spectacular buildings, with their applied arts, detail and decor, from the second half of the 19th century, the Victorian era. We decode gargoyles and arches, shimmering ceramic and virtuoso stone sculpture

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Tour 6 | The South East City Centre Pot-Pouri

 A walking tour of South East Dublin city centre and its details,  Merrion and Fitzwilliam Squares, St Stephen’s Green, Kildare St and Trinity College. The area around Grafton Street and St Stephen’s Green has been considered Dublin’s most fashionable district

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Tour 6 | The South East City Centre Pot-Pouri

 A walking tour of South East Dublin city centre and its details,  Merrion and Fitzwilliam Squares, St Stephen’s Green, Kildare St and Trinity College. The area around Grafton Street and St Stephen’s Green has been considered Dublin’s most fashionable district

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Tour 7 | River Walk | occaisonal Sundays or Bank Hol Mondays.

A Dublin river walk along the Liffey,  featuring architecture, literature and history. To celebrate bank holidays, or occasional Sundays, when the beautiful quays, normally busy with traffic, are quiet and peaceful, we are offering a special river walk along the River Liffey.

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Tour 7 | River Walk | occaisonal Sundays or Bank Hol Mondays.

A Dublin river walk along the Liffey,  featuring architecture, literature and history. To celebrate bank holidays, or occasional Sundays, when the beautiful quays, normally busy with traffic, are quiet and peaceful, we are offering a special river walk along the River Liffey.

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Tour 8 | North by North-West

The North-West district of the city is possibly the most neglected quarter of Dublin and the most underrated.  Yet it boasts a buried Medieval abbey; copious fabulous Georgian architecture; the splendid Victorian city markets with their wonderful terracotta decor, a forgotten, buried harbour, (yes,

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Tour 8 | North by North-West

The North-West district of the city is possibly the most neglected quarter of Dublin and the most underrated.  Yet it boasts a buried Medieval abbey; copious fabulous Georgian architecture; the splendid Victorian city markets with their wonderful terracotta decor, a forgotten, buried harbour, (yes,

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Valentine post, part II- who in fact was Valentine?

In the last post  we explored how the relics of Saint Valentine, a 3rd century Roman,  ended up in the church of the Carmelite White Friars here in Dublin. But we never really answered the other, second part of the

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Valentine post, part II- who in fact was Valentine?

In the last post  we explored how the relics of Saint Valentine, a 3rd century Roman,  ended up in the church of the Carmelite White Friars here in Dublin. But we never really answered the other, second part of the

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“1916 Ballsbridge” historic tour: 6-8pm, Tues 26th April, Booked Out, see notes.

Aided by a generous grant from the Dublin City Council Commemoration Fund, and assisted by the library of the Royal Dublin Society (RDS)  by the RCSI Royal College of Surgeons and by Vermilion design, Arran Henderson of Dublin Decoded leads

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“1916 Ballsbridge” historic tour: 6-8pm, Tues 26th April, Booked Out, see notes.

Aided by a generous grant from the Dublin City Council Commemoration Fund, and assisted by the library of the Royal Dublin Society (RDS)  by the RCSI Royal College of Surgeons and by Vermilion design, Arran Henderson of Dublin Decoded leads

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“How to Read a Painting” our private evening tour at Nat Gallery Ireland, Thurs Eve, 14th April

Looking at Art | the Art of Looking. We’re leading a rare public edition of our legendary How to Read a Painting tour at the National Gallery of Ireland, on Thursday Evening, 14th April. The tour is a private tour,

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“How to Read a Painting” our private evening tour at Nat Gallery Ireland, Thurs Eve, 14th April

Looking at Art | the Art of Looking. We’re leading a rare public edition of our legendary How to Read a Painting tour at the National Gallery of Ireland, on Thursday Evening, 14th April. The tour is a private tour,

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a taste of Dublin Decoded, our 2015 tours in 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

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a taste of Dublin Decoded, our 2015 tours in 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

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Liberties & Worth Library Tour

This is a great tour consisting of a one-hour sociable walk of the historic Liberties area of Dublin full of detail and social history, followed by a rare chance to visit the stunning Worth Library – perhaps the most interesting

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Liberties & Worth Library Tour

This is a great tour consisting of a one-hour sociable walk of the historic Liberties area of Dublin full of detail and social history, followed by a rare chance to visit the stunning Worth Library – perhaps the most interesting

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Magnificent vision: doomed ambition: Dublin Georgian North-East Walking Tour

Dublin Georgian North-East is a sociable walking tour this Sunday 16th August. It explores in depth and with some humour Parnell/Rutland Square, the Rotunda Lying-In Hospital, then further afield, to the north and eastern sections of the magnificent old “Gardiner

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Magnificent vision: doomed ambition: Dublin Georgian North-East Walking Tour

Dublin Georgian North-East is a sociable walking tour this Sunday 16th August. It explores in depth and with some humour Parnell/Rutland Square, the Rotunda Lying-In Hospital, then further afield, to the north and eastern sections of the magnificent old “Gardiner

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Magnificent vision: doomed ambition: Dublin Georgian North-East Sun 16th Aug.

Dublin Georgian North-East on is a sociable walking tour this Sunday 16th August,. It explores in depth and with some humour Parnell/Rutland Square; the Rotunda Lying- In Hospital, then further afield, to the North and eastern sections of the magnificent

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Magnificent vision: doomed ambition: Dublin Georgian North-East Sun 16th Aug.

Dublin Georgian North-East on is a sociable walking tour this Sunday 16th August,. It explores in depth and with some humour Parnell/Rutland Square; the Rotunda Lying- In Hospital, then further afield, to the North and eastern sections of the magnificent

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