With Frank Cullen
Sunday 18 November
Venue: Front Steps, Smock Alley Theatre
Ticket Cost €8/€6 concession
Booking essential, places are limited
Dublin between 1600 and 1800 was a city of readers, writers and book-sellers, drinkers, thinkers and hell-raisers! It was a city of consumption, in which at the local coffee-shops, coffee, politics and news were consumed in abundance, not to mention wine, port and brandy in the numerous taverns. Many such institutions were located in the warren of narrow backstreets surrounding Christchurch Cathedral. This tour will introduce a motley crew of quirky local residents who lived their lives in and around such streets, while also mentioning the various newspaper presses, coffee-shops, taverns and houses of ill repute that they frequented. Participants will be gifted copies of Irish Historic Towns Atlas: Dublin (3 Vols) by the Royal Irish Academy so that you can continue to learn about Dublin city at home.