Dublin Garden Squares Day 2013
Dublin Civic Trust is delighted to announce details of the fourth Dublin Garden Squares Day, taking place on Saturday 14th September 2013
Enjoy expert walking tours, open houses, live performance and children's events in a fun family day out for all. Walk or cycle between the squares and discover the history of these magnificent urban gardens, their plants and wildlife, the people who once used them and the historic buildings that embrace them.
A series of free events will be held in each of the five Georgian squares - St. Stephen's Green, Merrion Square and Fitzwilliam Square on the south side of the river, and Parnell Square and Mountjoy Square on the north side.
Events are suitable for all the family and are intended to encourage Dubliners to visit these beautiful public gardens and interact with their history and built and natural heritage.
Among the highlights this year are:
- Historical, architectural and botanical walking tours of each square
- Special access to town houses and public buildings, incuding the magnificent interiors of Parnell Square
- Rare guided tour of the chapel of the Rotunda Hospital
- Dance and music in St. Stephen's Green
- Watercolour classes in Fitzwilliam Square and a rare chance to access this private garden in the heart of the city centre
- Music, children's art and games, and lots more
UPDATE: To make reservations for pre-book only tours, please check the contact details in the programme below. Otherwise, most tours operate on a first-come basis on the day. Early arrival is advised for some tours.
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Visitors are encouraged to walk or use dublinbikes to travel between squares.
Don't forget the date and spread the word! Saturday 14th September 2013
The programme is made possible by the kind assistance of our sponsors:
Dublin City Council, Railway Procurement Agency, CRH, ESB and INTO Comhar Linn
Special thanks also to our participants and supporters:
The Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland
National University of Ireland
INTO Credit Union
Mandate Trade Union
Rotunda Hospital and Friends of the Rotunda
United Arts Club
National History Museum
Dublin City Gallery - The Hugh Lane
Dublin Adult Learning Centre
All our tour guides, stewards and building owner associates
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