Cearnóg Parnell – Turas treorithe as Gaeilge. Parnell Square Irish Language Walking Tour - Open House Dublin 2024

Cearnóg Parnell – Turas treorithe as Gaeilge. Parnell Square Irish Language Walking Tour

Rotunda, Dublin

Dates & Times
  • Sunday 15th October:
  • 11am – 12.15pm
  • 2pm – 3.15pm
Tour type
  • Outdoor Tour
  • Walking Tour

Cearnóg Parnell- Turas treorithe as Gaeilge
****Please note this tour will be conducted entirely through Irish****
Is í Cearnóg Parnell an sampla is luaithe de chearnóga Seoirseacha Bhaile Átha Cliath. Rianóidh an turas spaisteoireachta seo forbairt na cearnóige ón bhliain 1748, nuair a ghlac an Dr. Bartholomew Mosse ceithre acra agus aon ród amháin ar léas chun ospidéal máithreachais a bhunú.

Tógadh gairdíní pléisiúir agus pailliún le bialann agus bálseomra tar éis an ospidéil agus leagadh amach na sraitheanna tithe Seoirseacha cáiliúla.Bhí an chathair thuas seal thíos seal ón am sin i leith agus tá tionchar na hathruithe sin le feiceáil sa chearnóg. Beidh an turas ag pléigh ní hamhain na seoda ailtireachta ón 18ú haois, ach foirgnimh agus saothair ón 19ú haois agus ón fichiú haois freisin. Sa 19ú haois d’fhág an t-uaslathas an chearnóg agus athchóiríodh na tithe móra galánta ina n-oifigí, ina n-óstlanna agus ina bhforais chultúrtha. Tá an Gairdín Cuimhneacháin suite sa Chearnóg agus is saothar nua-aoiseach den scoth é.

Tá baint ag cúpla áit anseo le athbheochan na Gaeilge chomh maith. Bhí ceannáras Conradh na Gaeilge lonnaithe sa Chearnóg ar feadh tamaill agus dhá scoil lán-Ghaeilge freisin. Thionól an chead ‘Oireachtas na Gaeilge’ i Seomra Cruinn an Rotunda in 1897.
I 2013 fógraíodh plean uaillmhianach do Ceathrú Chultúrtha Chearnóg Parnell ach de bharr easpa maoinithe níl ach an leabharlann ag dul ar aghaidh faoi láthair.
Is iomaí úsáid a bhaintear as na foirgnimh ar Chearnóg Parnell anois agus tá a lán mionghnéithe ón sean-am le feiceáil i gcónaí.

Parnell Square – Irish Language Walking Tour
****Please note this tour will be conducted entirely through Irish****
This walking tour will chart the development of Parnell Square since Dr. Bartholomew Mosse first leased four acres and one rood in 1748 to construct a lying-in hospital. The evolution of Dublin’s earliest Georgian Square reflects the changing fortunes of the city and includes interventions from key design movements of the past 3 centuries.

Pleasure gardens and assembly rooms quickly followed the construction of the maternity hospital in the mid-18 th century along with the brick terraces that came to define Georgian Dublin. In the 19th century, once Dublin’s aristocracy decamped elsewhere these grand townhouses were adapted to office, hotel, cultural and other institutional uses. The 19 th century also saw the construction of a true Dublin landmark, the highly decorative neo-Gothic Findlater's Church. Twentieth century design is represented by Dáithí Hanly’s elegant Garden of Remembrance with its much-loved sculpture by Oisín Kelly depicting the Children of Lir.

Parnell Square also has a number of connections with the Irish Language revival, being home to two Irish language schools both called Coláiste Mhuire and Conradh na Gaeilge for a time. The first ‘Oireachtas na Gaeilge’ was held here in the Rotunda Theatre in 1897. An ambitious plan was announced in 2013 to develop a Parnell Square Cultural Quarter but due to funding difficulties this has been scaled back to focus on the development of a new city library. Today the square retains a complex mix of uses and a wealth of historic fabric.

Meeting point: Outside the Ambassador Theatre

This tour is pre-book only and booking opens 14 September.


Accessibility Information

Wheelchair accessible


Photography Credit
© Colm Ó'Cathaláin

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