The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) offer a range of 2½ and 3 hr Architectural History walking tours exploring Dublin’s history through its architecture and streetscapes.
Dublin’s wonderful Medieval, Georgian, and Victorian eclectic architecture informs its history with 20th century and contemporary architecture bringing the story up to date
Your guides are people with a passion for architecture. They are RIAI Registered Architects, architectural graduates, and urban specialists. Each guide is specially trained to conduct these tours.
Choose from Dublin’s world famous Georgian squares to the city’s trendiest urban quarters. The tours are run with a minimum of fifteen participants and a maximum of twenty-five.
Dublin Docklands Tour
This tour spans four centuries – from the 18th century construction of the harbour walls to the area’s transformation into a bustling 21st century city quarter for living, working, and entertainment. Tour highlights include: the Custom House, Grand Canal Theatre, and Samuel Beckett Bridge.
Considered Dublin’s Golden Age, the Georgian era was marked by the rebuilding of much of the Medieval city. This tour will discover how Georgian residences are being adapted to modern lifestyles and juxtaposed with modern infill buildings.
The Living City
This walk explores different experiences of living in the city through Dublin’s markets, squares, and parks while viewing some award-winning examples of residential architecture along the way.
Medieval in origin, the narrow cobbled streets of Temple Bar were once destined as the site of a major bus depot. A ground-breaking urban regeneration project and master plan by Group 91 Architects transformed the area into a now bustling cultural quarter.
Bespoke tours can also be provided. Please contact directly to discuss.
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