Wednesday, 22 July: Literary and Historical Walking Tour of Dublin’s City Centre

In the morning, the instructors will lead the group on a walking tour of the city center of Dublin, focusing on the area south of the River Liffey.  Highlights will include St. Stephen’s Green, Merrion Square, Leinster House and Trinity College.  The general outline of the tour follows, with links to supplemental images and readings relating to some of the sites of cultural interest that we will be passing.


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Links to Readings and Information about Tour Stops

  1. Fusiliers’ Arch
  2. Lord Ardilaun Statue
  3. Robert Emmet Memorial
  4. James Clarence Mangan Memorial
  5. Countess Constance Markievicz Memorial
  6. Memorials to Wolfe Tone and the Famine
  7. Huguenot Cemetery
  8. 84 Merrion Square:  George Russell House
  9. 82 Merrion Square:  Yeats House
  10. 58 Merrion Square:  Daniel O’Connell House
  11. 39 Merrion Square:  Old British Embassy
  12. James Joyce and Nora Barnacle
  13. Oscar Wilde Statue
  14. 1 Merrion Square:  Oscar Wilde
  15. Sweny’s Pharmacy
  16. National Library of Ireland and the Yeats Exhibit
  17. Leinster House
  18. Davy Byrne’s Pub and Mulligan’s Pub
  19. Grafton Street
  20. Trinity College

After lunch, we will proceed north of the Liffey following the route below.  This tour will take us across the river, with stops at the Famine Memorial and the Abbey Theatre, and a walk up O’Connell Street, site of considerable fighting during the 1916 Rising and location of several important memorials.  You can follow the route and click through the links to documents and images of the sites we’ll be visiting.

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Links to Readings and Information about Stops on the Tour

  1. Trinity College and the Irish Parliament Building
  2. O’Connell Street Bridge and the River Liffey
  3. The Daniel O’Connell Memorial
  4. The History of Dublin
  5. The James Connolly Memorial
  6. The Famine Memorial
  7. The Abbey Theatre
  8. William Smith O’Brien Statue
  9. James Larkin Memorial and The General Post Office
  10. Nelson’s Pillar and the Spire
  11. The Gresham Hotel
  12. Charles Stewart Parnell Memorial
  13. The Hugh Lane Gallery
  14. The Garden of Remembrance

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