Jonathan Swift - Special Walking Tour
Thursday 6th & 13th June at 2pm
Saturday 8th & 15th June at 10am
Jonathan Swift is one of the great figures of world reputation that once walked the streets of Dublin. Best remembered today for his novel Gulliver’s Travels, Swift was a talented, multi-faceted and complex character that combined his role as Dean of St. Patrick’s Cathedral with being the champion of the poor and oppressed. Through the medium of his novels and published proposals, he often put his position in grave danger by severely criticising the governments of the day. This walk will pass by or visit many of the places in Dublin associated with Swift and his works including Trinity College, Dublin Castle, Fishamble Street, Hoey’s Court, Bride Street, St. Patrick’s Park, the Deanery, Marsh’s Library and, of course, St. Patrick’s Cathedral itself. The walk will feature some readings from Swifts more famous or controversial works.
Departure point: Outside of the tourist office on Suffolk Street
Finish point: St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Tour duration: 2.5 hours
Tickets cost €10.00 and can be booked by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or simply turn up on the day!
Please turn up at least 10 minutes in advance.
*This walk is FREE for under 16s when accompanied by an adult.