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Image 2 for Arrans Blackpitts Newmarket Walk a detail from Rocques Survey 1

St. Patrick's Park to Blackpitts, Newmarket, Cork St & the Coombe: Markets, Mills & Graves with Dublin Decoded

Friday 10 May 11.15am

Tickets €10
Must be booked in advance

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Meeting point The Fountain in the centre of St. Patricks Cathedral park

One of our favourite Dublin Decoded tours, exploring this richly-layered history of the remarkable area of the Liberties lying to the West of Clanbrasil St. and south of Thomas St and the Coombe.

We will meet you in the park out outside the Cathedral, then guide you around the history of Blackpitts, Newmarket, Meath Street and the Coombe.

During our walk, we will explore the rich industrial heritage of this neglected area of the Liberties, learn about the 18th century tanning, distilling, brewing and textile industries, and about water-powered mills from medieval monks to the present day, powered by now-unseen underground rivers.

Learn also about philanthropic housing, and historic 1600s architecture, including Dutch Billies, Alms Houses, Guild halls and Dower Houses, much of it still hidden in plain sight.

Time allowing we will finish our tour at Meath Street near the old Meath and Coombe hospital site.

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 suitable for adults, and for interested teenagers, when accompanied by a grown-up.

The tour is generally not really suitable for children under 10 years old as the route is long and it 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: a detail of the Newmarket and Weaver's Square area in the 18th century, derived from Rocque's Survey

Friday 10 May 11.15am

Tickets €10
Must be booked in advance

Sold out

Phoenix Park deer illustration John Rooney