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A walking tour of Early Modern & Early Georgian Dublin, including an exclusive private visit to Thomas Reads Cutlers, Dublin’s oldest shop.

We’re thrilled to announce a Dublin Decoded walking tour of the Cork Hill, Fishamble Street, Essex Street and Parliament Street area taking place on the morning of Sunday 16th June. The tour will culminate in a very rare private visit to the fabulously-restored interiors of Reads Cutlers at No. 4 Parliament Street. This is Dublin’s oldest shop, founded in 1670, and now back from the dead, rescued from dereliction and the subject of a superb, award-winning restoration.

We will start with a one-hour walk around the area, putting the area into a historical context. Then for the second half of the tour we'll visit Reads Cutlers. This historic premises is actually two buildings, one on Crane Alley (a shop since the 1600s), the other on Parliament Street (a shop from the mid-1700s). The buildings are linked by a stairwell. The buildings occupy 5 floors and include extensive living accommodation, dining rooms, a basement workshop and a stunning shop interior with significant and intact 18th and 19th century fixtures and fittings. The whole premises are full of historic furnishings and prints. Needless to say, this is a rare opportunity to visit these unique premises and learn first-hand about one of the most important surviving merchant houses in Britain or Ireland. We will be treated to a talk from owner and restorationist Clem Kenny.

We are thrilled to make this tour available one more time to subscribers of Dublin Decoded, their friends and guests. This is a one-off event. The premises may be sold in the near future and we do not anticipate running this tour again.

Practicalities: Please read the Terms & Conditions and all the information below prior to reserving tickets.

When: Please meet your guide Arran at 11.25am on Sunday 16th June 2019. Tour starts 11.30am sharp.

Where: We meet outside the Dublin City Council Rates Office (the former Newcomen Bank, by Thomas Ivory). This is located opposite the west door of City Hall (formerly the Royal Exchange, by Thomas Cooley) on Cork Hill, Dublin 2. if you have any difficulty finding the location, please see the expandable map at the bottom of this EventBrite ticket page.

Duration: The tour will take approx. 2 to 2 hours 25 minutes, and will conclude between 1.45pm and 2pm, ending on Parliament Street or Crane Lane. Please note that the first hour of the tour will be outside. We will explore and discuss the streetscape, buildings and history of Dublin in the 1600s and early 1700s. The second part of the tour will be of the interior of the Thomas Reads Cutlers premises. Please wear appropriate clothing, especially if the weather is inclement. We will tour in all weathers!

Terms & Conditions: As a unique one-off tour, tickets are priced a bit higher than usual as they also include a contribution towards our private interior tour. Tickets are strictly limited by number - we are observing a guest-limit for this visit. Please book as early as possible to avoid disappointment. But equally, please check your own availability before booking a spot. Unfortunately we will not be able to issue exchanges, vouchers or refunds after 7 days prior to the tour (i.e. no exhange or refunds after 08/06/19). If you are unable to make the tour at short notice, we won't be able to issue refunds but it's still always greatly appreciated as a courtesy if you could let us know by email if you're unable to attend. Thank you.

You may book tickets by clicking the button on this page. We look forward to seeing you there!

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