Puck’s Castle

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We are very fortunate to have Peter Pearson to show members the restoration work on the castle which has been undertaken recently by the owners. As most members will know, Peter has written several books which cover aspects of our local history, the latest being The Granite Coast (THE O’BRIEN PRESS ).

The visit will begin at 15.00 at the castle. No booking is necessary but the visit is limited to members on account of limited space.

Directions: The castle is on Puck’s Castle Lane ( Google Map ) which branches off the Ballycorus Road opposite Heronford Lane and runs past the top of the Quarry Road off the Ferndale Road. Parking will be available at the castle — just turn in at the gate.

Guided Walk in Dublin’s Liberties – 27th May 2023

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Arran Henderson of Dublin Decoded will lead a walk around parts of the Dublin Liberties.

The starting time is 11.00 am,  SATURDAY 27 MAY at the fountain in the centre of the park
beside Saint Patrick’s Cathedral.  The walk will last approximately 2 hours.

Remember to dress appropriately for the weather!

Walk Details
Visit  Blackpitts, Newmarket, Mill Street, the former St Luke’s Church and its old Almshouse,
Cork Street and the Coombe,  we will discuss industry from the medieval period though
the 1600s and beyond, underground rivers, neglect and regeneration, including the
history of weavers, tanning, brewing and distilling in this area; trade, fire, poverty and rebellion.
Later on our walk we will visit philanthropic housing from the late 1800s, the site of an historic
hospital, and much more, in this extraordinary quarter of Dublin’s Liberties.  

Audio kits will be provided and are included in the cost.

The cost is 20 euros per person. Booking can be made here.

If you arrive for the walk without a booking, you MUST have the fee in CASH with you and you
will not have an audio kit provided as these must be booked in advance.