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SUMMER 2013 All eve nts are FREE

A great way to stay healthy, meet people and learn a little something about our Fair City!

RINGSEND TO IRISHTOWN Banished Outside City Walls Thursday, 2nd May at 2.30pm. Meet outside Bord Gis Energy Theatre, Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2. Join Pat Liddy and learn about the colourful history of these two villages where the Irish workers, tradespeople and servants were banished to when the medieval gates of Dublin were closed to them every night lest they murder the English settlers in their beds! This walk will finish at Irishtown Nature Reserve and also joining us will be Niall Hatch, Development Officer with Birdwatch Ireland who will be highlighting the rich and varied birdlife of the area en route! SANDYMOUNT A Step Above Buttermilk Thursday, 9th May at 2.30pm. Meet outside Lansdowne Road DART Station, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. When Sandymount started to develop as a seaside resort in the 18th and 19th centuries, its residents were determined to reserve their beach facilities and housing for more upwardly mobile classes than had been frequenting some of the other coastal resorts at the time. Delve into this areas historic past with Pat Liddy.

All Walks and Tours last about 90 Minutes and no advance booking is necessary. All of our historical walking tours are led by acclaimed historian Pat Liddy.
Visit: www.letswalkandtalk.ie Contact: Dublin City Council on 222 2148 (between 9 - 5pm) Email: letswalkandtalk@dublincity.ie

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BALLSBRIDGE Tracks, Bridges and a River Thursday, 16th May at 2.30pm. Meet outside Sandymount DART Station, Sandymount Avenue, Dublin 4 Hear about the development of Ballsbridge as a key township served by the worlds first suburban railway as well as a road from medieval times and blessed or cursed by a turbulent river. Accompanying Pat Liddy again on this walk will be Niall Hatch for another spot of birdwatching! DONNYBROOK Convents, Communications and Commerce from the Earliest Times Thursday, 30th May at 2.30pm. Meet at the junction of Donnybrook Road/Marlborough Road/ Morehampton Road, Donnybrook, Dublin 4 Donnybrook is a centre dating back over a thousand years owing its origins to a monastic foundation, its closeness to a sustaining river and convenience as a stopover point on an ancient medieval road. Enjoy a tour with Pat Liddy through the village before finishing at the Church of the Sacred Heart where Ray McGovern will be on hand to give you an insight into history of the church and its wonderful stained glass windows. THE DAWN CHORUS Saturday, 11th May at 4.30am. Meet at the entrance to Herbert Park, Herbert Park, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 Calling all you early birds and nature lovers! See and hear a host of different birds in the company of Niall Hatch, Development Officer with Birdwatch Ireland for our very first Dawn Chorus event in Herbert Park. HAROLDS CROSS From Times Past until Today Saturday, 11th of May at 12 noon. Meet in Harolds Cross Park, Harolds Cross, Dublin 6W Absorb the atmosphere of the Harolds Cross Village Community Festival as we take a tour around one of Dublins most ancient suburbs. Whilst only a small amount of physical evidence remains from the earliest days, the area abounds in stories, curiosities and some striking buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries. HINTERLAND OF THE PODDLE Saturday, 8th of June at 12 noon. Meet at the entrance to Eamonn Ceannt Park, Sundrive Road, Dublin 12 Take a gentle stroll in the vicinity of Eamonn Ceannt Park as you learn about the influence of the forgotten Poddle River and discover some of the areas past heritage.

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CABRA Encompassing a Great History & Heritage Tuesday, 11th June at 7pm. Meet outside Cabra Library, Navan Road, Dublin 7 Far from being just an urban housing development, Cabra absorbs or adjoins many historic sites, some of which will be explored on this walk. JONATHAN SWIFT A Giant in a Then Literary Lilliput Friday, 14th June at 4pm. Meet at the Bell Tower, Main Square, Trinity College, Dublin 2 Celebrate the tercentenary of Jonathan Swift becoming Dean of St. Patricks Cathedral with a tour taking in many places associated with this great man. En route, youll hear about his work, life and times in a Dublin that was divided by the excesses of wealth and poverty. The tour will conclude at St. Patricks Cathedral in time for Swift in his own Words, the story of Swifts time at the cathedral told through music, recitals and readings which takes place as part of St. Patrick Cathedrals Swift 300 programme of events. CRUMLIN The Crooked Glen Sunday, 7th July at 12 noon. Meet outside the Dublin City Council Area Office, St. Agnes Road, Crumlin Village, Dublin 12 Connect with Crumlins rich past and uncover its historic associations which go back thousands of years. THE LIBERTIES An Historic Circle Of Immigration & Emigration Wednesday, 17th July at 2.30pm. Meet in the grounds of Christchurch Cathedral, Christchurch Place, Dublin 8. Enjoy a stroll through the Liberties, once the industrial engine of Dublin famous for wool, poplin, brewing and distilling. Hear how this area gradually plunged into decay and poverty only to once again rise as a proud and vibrant quarter. BALLYBOUGH An Baile Bocht Thursday, 18th July at 6pm. Meet outside Charleville Mall Library, Charleville Mall, North Strand, Dublin 1. The Poor Town is rich in stories and heritage, much of which will be revealed on this tour.
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SCHEDULE FOR MAY TO JULY 2013 Day Time Meeting Point Parkgate St. entrance to Phoenix Park, Dublin 7 Outside the Halfway House Pub, Ashtown, Navan Rd, Dublin 7 Outside The Barge Pub, Charlemont St., Dublin 2 Outside Raheny DART Station, Raheny Village, Dublin 5 Outside Kilmainham Goal, Inchicore Rd, Kilmainham, Dublin 8 Monument to William Conyngham, Kildare Place, Kildare St., Dublin 2 Sandymount Green, Sandymount Village, Dublin 4 Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 Monument to William Conyngham, Kildare Place, Kildare St., Dublin 2 Details A walk in the park or surrounding areas Walks along the Royal Canal, in the Phoenix Park and many other places Walks along the Grand Canal and within Dublin 2/4/6 areas A walk to Dollymount Strand through St. Annes Park or beyond A walk along the Grand Canal or around this historic area A stroll through the city whilst talking in Spanish! A walk along Sandymount Strand or to neighbouring suburbs A stroll through the city whilst talking in Irish! A stroll though the city whilst talking in French! Other Information Buses 26, 66, 66A, 66B, 67 and Museum Luas stop nearby Ashtown Train Station and Buses 37, 38, 39 & 70 stop nearby Bus 14 and Charlemont Luas stop nearby Raheny DART Station and Buses 29A, 31, 31B, 32A & 32B stop nearby Buses 79 & 79A stop nearby

WEEKLY WALKING GROUPS

Sundays

2pm

Mondays

11am

Tuesdays

2pm

Wednesdays

2pm

Wednesdays

2pm

Wednesdays

2pm

Meeting point in the city centre

Thursdays

2pm

Bus 1 stops nearby

Fridays

11am

Meeting point in the city centre Meeting point in the city centre

Fridays

2pm

Note: Neither Dublin City Council or any of the Walk Leaders / Volunteers can be held responsible for any injury or loss caused to participants on any of the walks. In the interest of your own safety, please exercise vigilance and care when crossing roads and junctions. It is advised that you first consult with your doctor if you have any medical condition or are not used to regular exercise. The Weekly Walks do not take place on bank holidays / public holidays or during times of ice / snow / dangerous weather conditions.

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