Tailors Hall (CANCELLED) - Open House Dublin 2024

Tailors Hall (CANCELLED)

The Liberties, Dublin 8, D08 X2A3

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Tailors’ Hall is the oldest surviving Guild Hall in Dublin, which has been at the heart of Dublin for over 300 years. It is protected under Section 12 of the National Monuments (Amendment) Act, 1994 and is a designated Heritage site under the Heritage Act 1995. It won the Europa Nostra Award 1988, the Pan European Federation for Heritage. Building began in the first decade of the eighteenth century (or earlier). It is of considerable architectural and historical interest. It had a variety of different uses, including a meeting place for the Tailors’ Guild and other Guilds, it was used for entertainment, teaching, as an army barracks and a court house. Tailors’ Hall is best known for the series of important meetings held there in 1792 organised by the Catholic committee. These came to be known as The Back Lane Parliament. Since 1984 it has been the headquarters of An Taisce- The National Trust for Ireland. An Taisce will run tours of the Hall where you can find out all about its colourful history and importance.

Accessibility Information

There is a wheelchair ramp up to the front door of the Hall on Back Lane. The Great Hall is on the ground floor and where most of the tour will take place. Some of the tour may lead to Wolfe Tone Room which is upstairs and not as accessible.

Wheelchair accessible
Accessible Toilets
Assistance Dogs welcome

Photography Credit
© An Taisce




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