From 1690-1820, Dublin experienced a period of transformation and architectural development as it became the "second city of the British Empire". On this leisurely tour of Georgian Dublin, you will see how a medieval town became a beautiful centre of trade and culture. You will gain in-depth knowledge of the architectural heritage of the city and hear about the daily lives of those who built and occupied Georgian Dublin.The tour begins at the Georgian House Museum on FitzWilliam Place. On this tour we will visit key Georgian sites such as Trinity College Dublin, Templebar, St. Stephen's Green, the Liberties, the Four Courts, O'Connell Street and the Irish Famine Memorial. We will also be entering the National Gallery to view contemporary paintings, the Long Room Library, and Dublin Castle, seat of the British colony in Ireland.The tour will finish by the river Liffey, at the Famine memorial with the tragic story of Dublin's fall from grace in the 19th century.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Leinster House, Dublin, County DublinBuilt in 1745 for the Duke of Leinster. Here we will discuss the Anglo-Irish aristocracy that dominated this period of history.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Merrion Square, Dublin, County DublinHere we will view the most famous heritage of the Georgian period the 'Georgian Squares' of Dublin.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, County DublinHere we will enter the grand 18th gallery to view some of the most unique art of that century.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: The Long Room Of The Old Library At Trinity CollegeWe will enter the beautiful Long Room Library and discuss the Irish Enlightenment of the Georgian era.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Irish Houses of ParliamentHere we will enter the preserved Irish House of Lords and discuss the political system in Ireland before the Union of 1801.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Dublin Castle, Dublin, County DublinInside the seat of British administration in Ireland we will learn how Ireland was absorbed into the United Kingdom in January 1801.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Smock Alley Theatre 1662, Dublin, County DublinWe will stand in the former Royal Theatre and learn about the social life of the Dublin poor and criminal class.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: The Custom House, Dublin, County DublinEnter the Custom House Museum and learn about the booming economy of the Second City of the British Empire.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Edward Delaney's Famine Memorial, Dublin, County DublinLearn about how the tragic events of the Great Famine brought Dublin's period of wealth and growth to a shattering close.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Mulligan's, Dublin, County DublinWe will finish the tour with a visit to a Georgian era Pub, Mulligan'sDuration: 30 minutes