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A Tourist in Dublin 1917

Photo: Joe Brady

A Tourist in Dublin 1917

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Sunday 15 October

This field-walk will take a look at how Dublin was ‘sold’ to tourists who might have visited Dublin in 1917 or 1918. Despite the continuing war in Europe and the aftermath of the Rising, there was still a tourism industry, though Americans were in short supply. A popular guide to the city at the time was produced by the Ward Lock company. In that guide were three suggested walks. We are going to follow one of them and get a sense of what it was felt that the visitor ‘should’ see. It is also a good area to get a sense of the early history of social housing in Dublin and we'll see some good examples.

Pre-book your place on this tour: details below. Please wear appropriate footwear, dress for the weather and be prepared to walk 90 minutes. This tour is not suitable for children.

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