Diplomatic Walking Tour

With John Gibney CANCELLED

Sunday 17 November

Time: 12.00pm

Venue: Front Steps, Smock Alley Theatre

€8/€6 concession, Booking essential as places are limited


Unfortunately due to circumstances outside our control this event has been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Explore Ireland’s ‘place among the nations’ on the streets with this walking tour of ‘Diplomatic Dublin’ led by John Gibney, co-author of Ireland: a voice among the nations, published by the Royal Irish Academy.

Through locations associated with Ireland’s foreign service and their counterparts, it will explore Irish history from some unexpected angles, revealing how the upheavals of the twentieth century echoed on the streets of the capital.


Please arrive 10 minutes before the tour starts.




John Gibney received his doctorate from Trinity College Dublin and is DFAT 100 Project Coordinator with the Royal Irish Academy’s Documents on Irish Foreign Policy series. He has lectured at Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin and has been a research fellow at the University of Notre Dame and NUI Galway. He has written widely on early modern and modern Irish history, and his books include A Short History of Ireland, 1500–2000 (Yale University Press, 2018).