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Image 1 for Arrans Thomas St James St walk St Catherine Church c 1793 by James Malton

A walking tour of Thomas Street, James Street and around, with Dublin Decoded

Thursday 9 May 11.15am

Tickets €10
Must be booked in advance

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Location St. Patrick's Cathedral, St. Patrick's Close, Dublin 8, A96 P599

Meeting point The Fountain in the centre of Saint Patricks Cathedral park

Meeting and starting at one of our favourite places in Dublin- the park beside the ancient, medieval Saint Audoen’s Church- we will then take a stroll along Thomas Street, then

James Street, stopping several times along the way, to savour dozens of interesting buildings, an incredible new park, a former prison, and many other fascinating fragments of history and architecture.

These include an old library, distilleries, churches, department stores, an ancient medieval hospital and the former home of an 18th century, Quaker banking magnate.

On our return leg, we will then leave the Thomas Street - James Street line and wander through the historic Guinness Quarter, the largest concentration of 18th and 19th century industrial heritage in Dublin, and now the site of a huge development of future living, recreation and office spaces.

Towards this final end of our tour, we will also glimpse several historic market buildings, and trace the outline of a once mighty, now vanished medieval monastery.

Live audio commentary comes from your guide Arran Henderson, supplied over your audio head set. This equipment is included into the price of your tour, so please be at the meet-point on time, for us to check off your tickets online (no need for you to print tickets) and to give you your on audio “whisper set”

Tour is suitable for adults, and also for interested teenagers, when accompanied by a grown-up. The tour typically, is generally not really suitable for children under 10 years old, as the route is long and contains a lot of detailed historic information.

Tour presented and led by Arran Henderson of Dublin Decoded Tours, in partnership with Culture Date with Dublin 8 Festival.

Photo Credit: St Catherine Church, Tomas Street, engraving, from around 1793, by James Malton

Thursday 9 May 11.15am

Tickets €10
Must be booked in advance

Sold out

Phoenix Park deer illustration John Rooney