Step back in time with Winter of Heritage 2019

Friday, January 19, 2018
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Ever wanted to hear the history of Cabinteely House or Marlay House, or see some spectacular Celtic Revival Art? Take a step back in time with our Winter of Heritage free guided tours, that will start this Monday January 21st January and run until 3rd March 2019.


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 variety of winter talks on the stone bridges of Dublin, Kingstown "the first decade" as well as the history of Kilgobbin, Stepaside and Sandyford.

We will also have our schools programme that aims to help schools develop a better understanding of our valued local heritage. 

Join us this Winter for a history and heritage tour de force!