What we're about

This is a group for anyone interested in the history of Dublin city and county. Come along if you want to share stories about the people and places - or if you want to learn more about this fine city! The plan is to schedule a wide variety of events related to Dublin history, such as the Viking city, Georgian Dublin, Dublin Tenements, The Liberties, 1916, Famous Parks, Dublin Writers, Landmarks etc. With a thousand years of history at our fingertips, the list is endless!

Code of Conduct: The group is intentionally relaxed, informal and friendly. We focus on having a smaller group of active members, so periodically remove members who are inactive. There is no membership fee to be in this group, though we send the hat around twice a year, when the Meetup website fee is due.

As a minimum, the following code of conduct is expected of all members:

If you say you'll attend.. then attend! No shows/last minute drop outs ruin the fun for everyone.

No using the group for commercial enterprise, the group is deliberately non-profit

No abuse of the organisers/other members

Any members in breach of this code will be removed from the group.

Health & Safety: Events are organised with H&S in mind (max numbers, no unsafe venues/destinations etc.), however, each member attends events at their own risk.

Upcoming events (4+)

St. Michan’s Church&Crypt, Church Street, Arran Quay, Dublin 7

Needs a location

‘Who wants to see the mummies?’

The medieval St. Michan’s Church is located on Church Street, north of the River Liffey, Dublin 7

Founded in 1095, St. Michan’s Church is one of the oldest standing parishes in Dublin, it was rebuilt in 1685 and restored in 1998 inside.
Church highlights are an organ dating from 1724 still in use and it’s original wooden gallery.
It’s underground vaults house several caskets.
Mummified bodies lie in open coffins covered by dust.

The steps down into the crypt are very narrow, we enter at our own risk.

Bus no’s: 26, 39, 39A, 69, 83.
Luas: Smithfield luas station

Cost of tour:
€7 each and I will collect from everyone before the tour starts outside the church entrance.

Please be there by 2.20pm at the latest, our guided tour starts at 2.30pm sharp.

If you like a good scare, enter if you dare 🌟

Tour of Hillsborough Castle and Gardens

Needs a location

Tour of Hillsborough Castle and gardens, the royal residence in Northern Ireland.
I've booked a bus cost 33eu. Only reply to this event if you are travelling by bus. No drivers allowed. Pick up point is Daybreak, 2 Eden Quay, Dublin 1. at 9.30am. Cost is dependent on 20 members travelling. If less members rsvp then l will have to charge more. Bus must be paid for by Sunday 26th or your rsvp will be cancelled. Payment by Revolut[masked] or Paypal [masked].
Cost of tour is £15.25 payable at castle by credit card only. Please note this is Sterling not euro.
Lunch afterwards and free time to visit the gardens.

Walking Tour of Baltinglass

Needs a location

A walking tour of Baltinglass, my home town. Our guide is Paul Gorry. Paul will tell us about the Cistercian abbey and it's dissolution, Sam McAllister, 1798, the courthouse and bridewell, the old Catholic Church and the tower in the graveyard, famous people, hot air balloons, Presentation Convent, the railway, the Battle of Baltinglass in 1950 and the Dicemans connection to Baltinglass. There is a bit of an incline up to the graveyard but everything else is on the level. l will book tables at a local pub for us during the week.
Public transport is disastrous so we will need to travel by car.

Cost of tour is 10eu which l will collect beforehand.

The Jewish Museum , No.3 Walworth Rd,Portobello, Dublin 8

Needs a location

The Irish Jewish Museum is a small museum situated at no. 3 Walworth Road, Portobello, Dublin 8.
Housed in an old synagogue in what was the old Jewish section of Dublin.
We can visit

We will meet outside the entrance door at 1.15pm, and the guided tour will begin at 1.30pm sharp.

By bus: No. 16 route

Cost : €7 per person which I will collect before the tour starts.

Tour will take 90 minutes.

No's allowed: max is 25.

RSVP will open Monday 27th of June at 3pm.

If anyone wants to go for a cuppa etc afterwards
We will be passing The Bretzel koster bakery (only take out) and there are numerous cafes to choose from.

See you there.


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