See & Do

  • The Liberties: Rebels, Royals, Rabble and Rubble

Readings & Lectures

For centuries the Liberties stood apart from the city of Dublin as a distinctive area under the jurisdiction first of the Abbey of St Thomas the Martyr, and later of the Brabazon family, the Earls of Meath.

The Liberties operated as a semi-independent fiefdom with its own laws, customs and levies. Its autonomy from the city's corporation drove the area's industrial prowess over the centuries, but the area was also a hotbed of sedition and dissent.

Closely bound to the stories of Wolfe Tone, Lord Edward Fitzgerald and Robert Emmet, the area also saw fighting in the 20th century during the tumultuous Easter Rising in 1916.

Join Liberties local Mark Jenkins on a tour of Dublin’s unique and historic Liberties area, and see for yourself its hallowed halls and houses while learning about the role of the Liberties in the struggle for Irish freedom.

This event is provided as part of Summer in the Liberties, celebrating the heritage of the Liberties Dublin in association with Mark Jenkins.



Liberties House, Christchurch Square, Back Lane






  • Sat, 13 August 2016 11:00 - 13:00