The People of the City – Walking Tour With Frank Cullen


DBF2018-Event-600x900-34The People of the City – Walking Tour

With Frank Cullen

Sunday 18 November

Time: 12.00pm

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.

 

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