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Spring into Heritage 2020

Various Locations

Mar 9, 2020

until

May 3, 2020

Time:

Various

Price:

Various

Art and Culture

Spring into Heritage Free Guided Tours & Talks 2020

Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre

9 March - 3 May, Monday - Sunday (excl. Tuesdays)

TIME  

11:45 (TOUR DURATION 70 MINS)

LOCATION  

Dalkey Castle

EVENT DESCRIPTION

On site, there is a Medieval Fortified Townhouse/Castle, an Early Christian Church& Graveyard and multi-lingual Heritage Centre with historical information in 12 languages. The Writers’ Gallery features many of the internationally renowned writers and creative artists from Joyce to Bono and Beckett to Maeve Binchy. Must be pre-booked via email: info@dalkeycastle.comTel: 01 285 8366

Spring into Heritage Schools Programme

9 March - 3rd May (Monday - Friday)

DATE  

9 March - 3rd May (Monday - Friday)

TIME  

SCHOOLS/ GROUPS MUST PRE-BOOK VIA EMAIL: DLRHERITAGEEVENTS@DLRCOCO.IE

LOCATION  

dlr County

EVENT DESCRIPTION

Our Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Schools programme aims to help schools to develop a better understanding of their local heritage.

Schools can avail of all our FREE dlr Spring into Heritage Guided Tours.

Dalkey Castle dlr Schools' Programme

Weekdays: Monday 9th March - Friday 1st May (excl Tuesdays). Time 10:00am, duration 1.45 mins approx

Must be pre booked via e-mail info@dalkeycastle.com. Tel 01 285 8366

James Joyce Tower & Museum

9 March - 3rd May (Monday - Sunday)

DATE  

9 March - 3rd May (Monday - Sunday)

TIME  

11AM DAILY

LOCATION  

dlr County

COST  

Free Guided Tour

EVENT DESCRIPTION

The James Joyce Tower & Museum at Sandycove is staffed by volunteers from the Friends of Joyce TowerSociety. The Tower is open from 10am until 6pm every day.Each day, at 11am, for the duration of the ‘Spring into Heritage’ programme, one of the enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers will show you around the most famous building in world literature where JamesJoyce’s masterpiece begins.You will learn why this Martello Tower was built and its association with James Joyce.You can also enjoy the absolutely stunning views of Dublin Bay from the top of this iconic building.

Cabinteely House

10 March - 2 May (Tuesday & Saturday)

DATE  

10 March - 2 May (Tuesday & Saturday)

TIME  

11AM - 3PM (TUES), 12PM - 4PM (SAT), TOURS ON THE HOUR, 4 PER DAY

LOCATION  

dlr County

COST  

Free Guided Tour

EVENT DESCRIPTION

Take a guided tour of Cabinteely House, a stunning eighteenth-century country house.Hear the colourful story of the house including, its original owner Robert Nugent and his rise up the social and political ladder, as well as Joseph McGrath, revolutionary and key figure in the Irish Sweepstakes. Meet at the front of Cabinteely House, Cabinteely Park, Cabinteely, Co. Dublin.

National Maritime Museum

9 March - 29 April, Monday & Wednesday

DATE  

9 March - 29 April, Monday & Wednesday

TIME  

11AM

LOCATION  

Maritime Museum

COST  

Free Guided Tour

EVENT DESCRIPTION

The Museum is housed in Dún Laoghaire’s 180-year-old Mariner’s Church.Experienced guides will bring you on a voyage of discovery with stories of maritime history, heroism, war anddisasters at sea. See the Bailey Optic, Royal Navy prisoner’s dock and the RMS Leinster exhibits. We offer curriculum based STEM tours suitable for all primary school age groups. Students begin an interactive journey exploring navigation, marine two-way radio and deep-sea cable technology.See nature and art inspired by the sea. Hear about innovative Irish inventions, scientists and local mariners. Try sailor’s knots or take a Pirate-selfie! Join us for an engaging and fun FREE school visit!

The Oratory

11 March - 3 May (Wednesday & Saturday)

DATE  

11 March - 3 May (Wednesday & Saturday)

TIME  

11 - 3PM (WED), 12 - 4PM (SUN), TOURS ON THE HOURS, 4 PER DAY

LOCATION  

Oratory

COST  

Free Guided Tour & DVD Presentation

EVENT DESCRIPTION

The Oratory in Dún Laoghaire is a hidden gem of Celtic revival art. This tiny building is home to someof the most spectacular artwork from the first half of 20th Century Ireland, all produced by Sister Concepta Lynch.This tour is not to be missed! Library Road entrance, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. (entrance is beside the children’s playground on Library Road).

Spring Talk: The Metals

18th Mar 2020

Marlay Park (Marlay House)

DATE  

18th Mar 2020

TIME  

7PM

LOCATION  

Marlay Park (Marlay House)

COST  

N/A

EVENT DESCRIPTION

The Metals is a very popular walkway and cycleway that runs between Dalkey and Dun Laoghaire. It is unique in Ireland as a long walkway in an urban area that is away from the traffic except for well-signalled crossing points. This story of this pathway predates the existence of the town of Dun Laoghaire and it is inextricably linked with the construction of the huge harbour. It was along the Metals that the stone was hauled from the quarries to build the harbour - without the Metals the harbour could not have been built and without the harbour the town would not have come into existence in the way that we know it today. Rob Goodbody is a local historian and historic building consultant. He has presented many lectures on a range of topics and has led guided walks in the Summer of Heritage programme and elsewhere. His book The Metals - from Dalkey to Dun Laoghaire has been reprinted several times. Talks are free. Must be pre-booked via email: dlrheritageevents@dlrcoco.ie

Marlay House

12 March - 3 May, Thursday & Sunday

DATE  

12 March - 3 May, Thursday & Sunday

TIME  

11 - 3PM (THURS), 12 - 4PM (SUN), TOURS ON THE HOUR, 4 PER DAY

LOCATION  

dlr County

COST  

Free Guided Tour

EVENT DESCRIPTION

Take a guided tour of this wonderful country house.Hear the story of how the original 17th Century house, called The Grange was purchased in 1764by David La Touche of French Huguenot origin, extended, and renamed Marlay, and was then sold in 1864 to Robert Tedcastle, the well known Dublin coal merchant. The Tedcastle family lived at Marlayuntil 1925.In 1925 Philip Love (a market gardener, who at one time was the largest tomato producer in Ireland) acquired the House. Meet at the front steps of Marlay House, Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin.

Fernhill Tour Walk

15 March - 3 May, Sundays

DATE  

15 March - 3 May, Sundays

TIME  

2PM

LOCATION  

dlr County

EVENT DESCRIPTION

The well-known gardens at Fernhill were laid out by the Darley family and for many years were opened to the public by the Walker family. This tour looks at the history of the Fernhill gardens and explores some of the stories that lie behind the various garden features. Meeting point New Entrance beside the Roundabout opposite Belarmine Avenue. Pedestrian Access only. No Car Parking available within the grounds of Fernhill.

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