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A Culture of Care for the Liberties



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A Culture of Care for the Liberties

Is there enough being done to take care of the Liberties culture and heritage?

City areas are crucial for building caring communities because they are egalitarian and accessible to all, and can foster conviviality, interconnections, and the emergence of a communal culture.

We need more cultural spaces and artist workspaces. What initiatives can assist this?

Academics, artists, campaigners, tour guides, event managers and community workers will discuss how to “care in common” for The Liberties by facilitating spaces for cultural production and expression, structured forms of useful communal cultural resources, and building the ability to engage meaningfully with decisions as to how this community is run.


This panel is organized by Lidia Manzo and James Madigan, more on:


Invited speakers include:

Lidia Manzo, Sociologist and author of “The City of Care”

James Madigan, Guide and Activist

Michael Pidgeon, Campaigner

Eve Woods, Artist

Aoife Ward, Artist

John Keelan, Publican All my Friends

Chris Cullen, Director Flux/Block T

The panel discussion will form the basis of a short report on what can be done to improve conditions for artists and how we can promote more communal cultural participation in the Liberties.



Photo credits (c) Pierluigi Cattani Faggion

The Tailors’ Hall is Dublin’s only surviving guildhall. Guilds were professional trades associations which once held huge sway in the commercial life of the city. Each trade had its guild and each guild its own hall or place of meeting. The Tailor’s Hall on Back Lane was built in 1707 and remains one of the most important 18th century buildings in the city. Road widening in the 1970s created the main view of the Hall from High Street, however the actual front and entrance of the building is on Back Lane.

Now the home to An Taisce – Ireland’s National Trust


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