Heritage Exhibitions

Launch of Spring into Heritage Programme 2018

Wednesday, April 4, 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 Spring into Heritage free guided tours, that will start Monday 2nd April and run until 27th May.

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 and Museum -  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,
  • National Maritime Museum - Experienced guides will bring you on a voyage of discovery enthralling you with stories of discovery, heroism, war amd disasters at sea,
  • Seapoint Martello Tower - One of a series of towers and batteries built between Bray and Balbriggan in 1804-1805 to repel threatened French invasion,
  • Laurelmere Cottage - Located in the centre of Marlay Park, this 17th and 18th Century cottage was recently restored and is now the headquarters of the Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland,
  • Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre - Fully guided visits of Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre and St Begnet's Church & Graveyard,

We will also have two valuation days, Herman & Wilkenson's valuers will be conducting free valuing and appraising antiques, curiosities and collectables.