We are running a series of tours across many of our valued heritage sites, to celebrate their owners, their stories, and our own local heritage.
Listed below are the buildings included in our tours:
- James Joyce Tower - the most famous building in world literature where James Joyce’s masterpiece begins,
- The Oratory - this tiny building is home to some of the most spectacular artwork from the first half of 20th Century Ireland, all produced by Sister Concepta Lynch,
- Cabinteely House - hear the colourful story of this 18th century house including, its original owner Robert Nugent and his rise up the social and political ladder, as well as Joseph McGrath,revolutionary and key figure in the Irish Sweepstakes,
- Marlay House - hear the story of how this 17th Century house, called The Grange was purchased in 1764 by David La Touche of French Huguenot origin, extended, and renamed Marlay, and was then sold in 1864 to Robert Tedcastle, the well known Dublin coal merchant.
We will also have a series of lectures, covering topics such as the network of permanent defence towers built around the bay in 1804/5 against an anticipated invasion by the French, the transformation of the coastline from Salthill to Battery bridge, and the houses & architecture of Dun Laoghaire.