North Georgian Dublin 2pm – 4.10pm, Sunday 22 March.

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 Georgian Dublin 2pm – 4.10pm, Sunday 22 March.

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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First World War Ireland, walk Sun April 19th, 2pm. Concert after.

A special one-off walking tour & talk,  from 2pm meeting at Campanile, Front Square, Trinity, exploring and discussing Dublin in the First World War.  We’ll explore how the war was perceived, commemorated or denied, how it divided and polarized or

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First World War Ireland, walk Sun April 19th, 2pm. Concert after.

A special one-off walking tour & talk,  from 2pm meeting at Campanile, Front Square, Trinity, exploring and discussing Dublin in the First World War.  We’ll explore how the war was perceived, commemorated or denied, how it divided and polarized or

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Special tour City Hall to Swift’s St Patrick’s Mental Hospital, coming in April, date tbc

Saturday 22nd November, early afternoon, (meeting 12.30, Saturday 22nd) a unique history and architecture walk, starting City Hall (the former Royal Exchange)  going westward along the areas of Lord Edward Street; Corn-market, Christ Church Place and High Street; Thomas Street;

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Special tour City Hall to Swift’s St Patrick’s Mental Hospital, coming in April, date tbc

Saturday 22nd November, early afternoon, (meeting 12.30, Saturday 22nd) a unique history and architecture walk, starting City Hall (the former Royal Exchange)  going westward along the areas of Lord Edward Street; Corn-market, Christ Church Place and High Street; Thomas Street;

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Sate your curiosity, answers to Decoded picture quiz!

Third annual Dublin picture quiz now closed!  Thanks to everyone who entered,  and well done, the standard of right answers was very high!   For people seeing it for the first time, the idea below was simply to identify as

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Sate your curiosity, answers to Decoded picture quiz!

Third annual Dublin picture quiz now closed!  Thanks to everyone who entered,  and well done, the standard of right answers was very high!   For people seeing it for the first time, the idea below was simply to identify as

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Try your hand at the 2014 Dublin Deocded picture quiz?

The deadline for answers and entries for our annual Dublin picture quiz is now passed but you are very welcome to enjoy the quiz anyway.    All you do is identify as many of the 21 Dublin pictures of buildings,

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Try your hand at the 2014 Dublin Deocded picture quiz?

The deadline for answers and entries for our annual Dublin picture quiz is now passed but you are very welcome to enjoy the quiz anyway.    All you do is identify as many of the 21 Dublin pictures of buildings,

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