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Dublin Garden Squares Day 2016 - Saturday 21st May

Published on 13th May 2016 by

10.30am - 5.00pm
 
Enjoy free expert walking tours of Dublin’s five main Georgian squares and associated parks and gardens in this annual staple event. 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.


Tours take place all day on a first-come basis, no booking is required and all events are free.

UPDATE: 'Squaring The City' seminar on Friday 20th May is now booked out



Tour Programme
(all tours operate on a first-come basis)
 
10.30am
Merrion Square – Evolution and Design Significance
Geraldine Walsh, Chief Executive Officer, Dublin Civic Trust
Meeting Point: Oscar Wilde Statue, inside the railings
 
11.30am
Mountjoy Square – Dublin’s ‘True’ Georgian Square
Karin O’Flanagan, Resident and Secretary of Mountjoy Square Society
Meeting Point: Steps of 54 Mountjoy Square West
 
12.00pm
Fitzwilliam Square – Dublin's Smallest Square
Graham Hickey, Conservation Director, Dublin Civic Trust
Meeting Point: Dublin Bikes station on the Pembroke Street side
 
1.00pm
Iveagh Gardens – Dublin’s Hidden Oasis
Donal Raynor, Office of Public Works
Meeting Point: Clonmel Street entrance off Harcourt Street
 
2.30pm
Parnell Square – Dublin’s First Georgian Square
James Kelly, Conservation Architect & Chairman, Dublin Civic Trust
Meeting Point: Gates to the Garden of Remembrance
 
3.00pm
St. Stephen’s Green – Emergence of Renaissance Dublin
Peter Keenahan, Architect
Meeting Point: Fusiliers’ Arch at the top of Grafton Street

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