LIBERTIES CULTURAL ASSOCIATION
WALKING TOURS OF THE LIBERTIES
SATURDAY 14TH MAY
"With or Without the Walls, The Liberties in Context"
Join local historian Mark Jenkins as we trace the line of the old Dublin city wall which separated the city from the Liberties, and explore associated history of the streets and sites along the way. This tour will begin on Cook Street at St. Audoen's Gate and will end in St. Patrick's Park.
Meeting Point: St. Audoen's Gate, Cook Street
Meeting Point: Patrick Street Gates, St Patrick's Cathedral Park
SUNDAY 15TH MAY
"The Guinness Legacy in the Liberties"
Join Kieran Doyle O Brien at the Patrick Street gates to St Patricks Park. From here we’ll explore nearby streets that are part of an early twentieth century programme of urban renewal largely funded by the Liberties best know brewing family. This was a large scale development that included, social housing, public baths, men’s hostel, children's play centre, and two market halls with adjacent laundry. All of this was built to a very high standard exemplifying the skills of the best craftsmen, builders and architects of the day. Finish at the Iveagh Markets on Francis Street.