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Houses through the Ages

A walking tour of Dún Laoghaire’s domestic building stock
guided by Rob Goodbody


Date: Sunday March 26th
Venue: from County Hall, Dún Laoghaire
Time: 2.30pm
Cost: €20 / €15 Concession
Age: Adults
 

In the early nineteenth century Dún Laoghaire was the fastest growing town in Ireland, going from a small fishing village to one of the largest towns in the country in just a few decades. Often thought of as a Victorian town, its houses were originally more Georgian. This walk looks at how the town grew and how its architecture changed, as the earlier Georgian and Regency styles gave way to Victorian and then Edwardian.

Assembling at County Hall the walk will start at the Victoria fountain and travel westwards before turning to George's Street Lower, across to Convent Avenue and up through various streets to end at Tivoli Road in the vicinity of Royal Terrace.

The walks on Saturday March 25th and Sunday March 26th will be guided by historic building consultant, local historian and author Rob Goodbody. He has lectured widely and has published five books, including The Metals – from Dalkey to Dún Laoghaire. He is joint author of four other books, including The Martello Towers of Dublin. His guided walks have included the Metals, the Houses of Dún Laoghaire and the Industrial Heritage of Dún Laoghaire.

Houses through the Ages