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Events: 01 February 2022

Georgian Dublin Walking Tour: Henrietta Street and Beyond

Georgian Dublin Walking Tour: Henrietta Street and Beyond

King’s Inns has teamed up with our neighbours at 14 Henrietta Street to offer special guided walking tours of Georgian Dublin on Sunday, 6 March 2022 at 11 am and 11.20am.

This event is FREE and is exclusive to Subscribing Members only; there are 15 spaces available on each tour. (If you would like more information on King’s Inns membership click here). The tour takes 1 hour and 30 mins; as it is an outdoor experience please dress for all weathers and wear comfortable shoes!

About the Walk

Take a journey through Georgian Dublin, with guided walking tours from award–winning museum 14 Henrietta Street.

The tour begins on Henrietta Street, the first Georgian street in Dublin and the template from which all other Georgian streets followed. It charts the fortunes of the Gardiner Estate on Dublin’s Northside, stretching from Henrietta Street to Mountjoy Square, from its beginnings as the best address in town to its decline to tenement housing. It’s a story that mirrors the fortunes of Dublin City and many of its residents.

Visitors will learn about the man who built Henrietta Street, the ‘Jewel in the Georgian Crown’, the lavish lifestyles and social lives of families who lived there, including the Molesworths from number 14, and how one man’s vision and ingenuity created the world’s first maternity hospital.

2021 marked the 300–year anniversary of Henrietta Street, with the Gardiner family purchasing the land in 1721 and the development of the street starting soon after. The building of Henrietta Street marks the beginning of the golden age of Georgian Dublin when the cityscape was transformed into the one we see today. Taking visitors to some of Dublin’s most elite addresses and grand Georgian squares, the tour will explore the architectural and social history of the city and reveal the details of the lives lived behind the elegant red brick facades.

About 14 Henrietta Street

14 Henrietta Street is a social history museum of Dublin life, from one building’s Georgian beginnings to its tenement times. 

The purchase and conservation of 14 Henrietta Street was a direct result of the Dublin City Heritage Plan 2002 – 2006 and the Henrietta Street conservation plan. The restoration and conservation of this building was funded by Dublin City Council, with additional support from a Centenaries Capital Grant from the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

14 Henrietta Street is owned and conserved by Dublin City Council, and run by Dublin City Council Culture Company.

To learn more 14 Henrietta Street, visit their website

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