12th September 2016

Tour

Parliament Building. James Malton

Parliament Building.
James Malton. 1793

Dublin: An Introduction

3 hours

Starting near the main entrance to Dublin Castle the tour will introduce over a thousand years of Dublin's architectural heritage through its key buildings which were often at the centre of Irish history.  

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Dublin Castle Upper Yard. James Malton

Dublin Castle Upper Yard.
James Malton. 1793

Dublin Castle

2 hours

The tour of Dublin Castle will consider its medieval, seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth century architecture and will include a visit to the State Apartments.

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Christ Church Cathedral. G.E. Street

Christ Church Cathedral.
George Edmund Street. 1884

Christ Church Cathedral

2 hours

The tour of Christ Church Cathedral and Quarter will trace the thousand year history and architecture of this building located with the city's historic core.

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St Patrick's Cathedral Dublin. James Malton

St Patrick's Cathedral Dublin.
James Malton. 1793

St Patrick's Cathedral

2 hours

This medieval cathedral is on a truly European scale. This tour of cathedral and quarter will establish how the buidling and surrounding area have become an integral part of Dublin's social history not least by its links with Jonathan Swift and Guinness philanthropy.

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Rotunda (Lying-In) Hospital. James Malton

Rotunda (Lying-In) Hospital.
James Malton. 1793

Georgian North Dublin

2 hours

This tour of lesser explored Georgian Dublin will examine the influence of the developer Luke Gardiner (1690-1755) in Henrietta Street, in Parnell (Rutland) Square which surrounds the Lying-in-Hospital built by Bartholomew Mosse, and North Great Georges Street.

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St Stephen's Green. James Malton

St Stephen's Green.
James Malton. 1793

Georgian South Dublin

2 hours

This tour will explore the transformation of the medieval commonage of St Stephen's Green and nearby parkland to the quintessential Georgian squares and streetscapes including town houses and mansions.

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Munster Bank. Dame Street 1875

Munster Bank, Dame Street
Thomas N. Deane.1875

Dublin Bank Architecture and Ruskinian influence

2 hours

This tour of bank architecture will look at Head Office Bank buildings on College Green and Dame Street. Most of these buildings now have new uses. The influence of Trinity's Museum Building on the architectural styles chosen will be highlighted.

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brocas-college-green

College Green.
Samuel F. Brocas c.1828

Trinity College, Parliament House and Dublin Castle

2.5 hours

This tour will look at some of the set pieces of seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth century Dublin including Trinity College, the former Parliament House (now Bank of Ireland) and Dublin Castle

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West Front of St Patrick's Cathedral. James Malton

St Patrick's Cathedral.
James Malton. 1793

Castle and Cathedrals Tour

2.5 hours

Having a castle and two medieval cathedrals in such close proximity gives the opportunity in this tour to consider the architecture of each and the relationships between them.

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