Former Great Brunswick Street Carnegie Library

Citizens in Conflict

During the week, Richard visited the Dublin City Library to check out the Citizens in Conflict exhibition.  It’s a 1916 Easter Rising exhibition currently on display at Pearse Street Library in Dublin 2, running until the 25th June 2016. It’s a historic multi-media exhibition which includes eyewitness accounts and sources such as Dublin Fire Brigade logbook. It gives a snapshot of the Rising through the eyes of ordinary … Continue reading Citizens in Conflict

Glasnevin Cemetery Tour Dublin

Where one million Dubliners reside

We visited Glasnevin cemetery in Dublin recently, we booked tickets for the museum and got the guided tour, if you are visiting Glasnevin, the tour is well worth it and gives you a great history of the cemetery and some of the people buried there, from ordinary Dublin people who died of cholera, the Great Liberator Daniel O’Connell, Charles Stuart Parnell and the Republican plot … Continue reading Where one million Dubliners reside

Clondalkin Round Tower

Hidden gems around the Round Tower

The west Dublin village of Clondalkin, has a great walking tour with various different historical and heritage points of interest, dating as far back as the 5th century.  We recently did a self-guided walking tour. The Clondalkin walking tour takes about an hour and a half to do and is about 4 Kilometres, if you are short on time, you can also do a shorter version, which only … Continue reading Hidden gems around the Round Tower

St Brigids Well

Clondalkin, in west county, Dublin is home to St Brigid’s Well, which is said to have been established as a well for baptising pagans by Saint Brigid in the 5th century. It was believed that the well possessed powers of healing. There are several different St Brigid Wells located throughout Ireland, they are holy wells or sacred wells, connected with Saint Bridgit of Kildare, who was … Continue reading St Brigids Well

entrance to National Museum of Ireland

Iconic Treasures

On Saturday afternoon, after some delicious food in The Porterhouse, we headed for the National Museum of Ireland. We visited here briefly a few weeks ago but decided we would return another day to get a tour. We find taking tours are far more informative than browsing around ourselves. The museum is located here, beside Leinster House. The tour on Saturday was called the Iconic … Continue reading Iconic Treasures

Georgian architecture doorway

James Joyce Literary trail

On the Saturday morning of the St Patrick’s weekend, we made our way into town to do the James Joyce literary walking tour.  It’s run by the James Joyce centre which is based in a beautiful Georgian house on North Great Georges Street, which is only a five-minute walk from O’Connell Street in Dublin.  The street where the centre is based, North Great Georges Street, … Continue reading James Joyce Literary trail

6 Great pubs to visit on St Patrick’s Day

The last few years we’ve headed into town early to watch the St Patrick’s Day parade and then met up with some friends and visited a few pubs for drinks.  These are some of our favourite pubs in Dublin City centre.   Hogans Bar Hogans recently was mentioned on a guide to Dublin, we’ve been going here since 2004, it gets a nice crowd and has … Continue reading 6 Great pubs to visit on St Patrick’s Day

General Post Office Dublin

1916 Rebellion Walking Tour

We recently did the 1916 rebellion walking tour of Dublin city centre.  It is a walking tour based on the history of the Easter rising and encompasses some of the main streets and buildings that were involved in the battles. The tour meeting point is The International Bar on Wicklow Street in Dublin 2,  we did the tour on a Sunday and it started at 1pm and tickets … Continue reading 1916 Rebellion Walking Tour

Patrick Pearse Museum

Pearse Museum

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js //   We visited the Padraig Pearse Museum, located in South Dublin. Pearse established a school for boys in 1908, this school was originally based in Ranelagh, but by 1910, Pearse moved the school called St Enda’s to the 18th century Hermitage house in Rathfarnham.  The school encouraged the Irish language and lessons were taught in Irish and English. “Tír gan teanga, tír gan anam. A … Continue reading Pearse Museum