Archaeologies of Institutions and Incarceration - Open House Dublin 2022
Outdoor Tour

Archaeologies of Institutions and Incarceration

Broadstone DIT Luas Stop, Constitution Hill, Dublin
Tour Dates & Times
  • Saturday 15 October:
  • 2.30pm – 4pm
Booked Out
View of classic building with clock tower against sky with a few clouds

The walking tour, which will be will be led by urban archaeologist Dr Kim Rice, will guide you on a fascinating journey from the former Grand Canal harbour in Broadstone through the former institutional landscape of Grangegorman, Dublin 7. The tour will explore the built heritage of Broadstone and Grangegorman, with reference to findings from recent archaeological excavations. You will learn about the medieval Manor of Grangegorman and ‘the Great Orchard’, the development and eventual dominance of penal and welfare institutions in the area from the late eighteenth century onwards, as well as some of the complex personal and social histories from the Richmond Penitentiary, the Richmond District Lunatic Asylum and the North Dublin Union Workhouse.

Meeting Point: Broadstone Plaza, Dublin 7

Accessibility Information

Outdoors tour in public areas, rain gear/warm clothing may be required, depending on weather. Public pathways on the route may be a challenge for wheelchair users and people with limited mobility

Assistance Dogs welcome

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