Rathmines, Historical & architectural walk, 11am, Saturday 11 June.

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Mary Immaculate of Sinners (start point)

Rathmines Road Lower

Rathmines

Ireland

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Rathmines is a district rich in history, and has been home to generations of writers, revolutionaries, politicians, civil servants and business people, soldiers and scholars. It’s also an architectural treasure trove, with superb examples of every style from Roman Baroque to neo-Gothic, through Romantic Tudor Revivalism to 20th century Art Deco, across every building typology from stables to libraries, from schools to cinemas. Our walk discusses this architecture and social history, old land boundaries, underground rivers, literary and historical links, and more. We will also visit two churches, Saint Mary’s Refuge of Sinners, with its huge famous dome, and finally the smaller but equally intriguing church of the Holy Trinity, work of John Semple, perhaps the most mysterious and enigmatic of all Irish architects. All in the usual informative but highly sociable Dublin Decoded style.

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Mary Immaculate of Sinners (start point)

Rathmines Road Lower

Rathmines

Ireland

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