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Georgian Dublin

Georgian Dublin

Georgian Dublin Overview

The Harp & the Crown: Georgian Dublin & its Hinterland from CICERONI Travel. Introduction to Ireland’s history. Remarkable levels of private access. Wonderful Georgian houses. Landscapes & gardens including Birr Castle and Jimi Blake’s Hunting Brook. Visit based at historic Barberstown Castle.

The Harp & the Crown: Georgian Dublin & its Hinterland

Tour Lecturer; Tom Duncan, Co-Founder of CICERONI Travel,

Ireland has a wealth of great houses and public buildings of international stature, many of which have remained largely unknown to all but the specialist historian and enthusiast. These date from the Medieval to the Victorian period. Undoubtedly, many of the finest are of the Georgian era, when Ireland enjoyed a period of unprecedented, though temporary, peace and prosperity.

Our visit will introduce you to these buildings, their architects and owners, their outstanding collections of pictures, furniture and decorative arts and their surrounding landscapes and gardens. This will be done through a series of visits in and around Dublin, one of the great European cities of the eighteenth century. You will be taken on several gently paced walks around the city, together with time spent in the picturesque Irish countryside when we visit three of Ireland’s greatest country houses, Birr Castle, Castletown House and the magical Russborough, which we shall see under special ‘connoisseur’ viewing conditions.

We stay at Barberstown Castle, a very good four-star country house hotel. The original castle, a defensive tower, was extended several times to create the elegant house of today. It is set amidst quiet countryside, a short drive from Dublin. There will be free evenings on the second and third evenings and bus transfers into and out from Dublin will be included as part of the visit. This will allow members of the group to attend the theatre or to eat in one of Dublin’s many fine restaurants.

Please note, prices and details are subject to change on full publication of this tour. For the latest information about our current and future tours please visit www.ciceroni.co.uk or call 01869 811167

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Reviews of this holiday

Georgian Dublin by Faithful client , 3 Jul 2018
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As always superbly planned, good hotel, very nice bus driver and Toms lectures show his knowledge and ability to show us ... read more

Georgian Dublin by hemsley, 17 Jun 2014
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Much added value when Tom Duncan is leader. His knowledge of all things Dublin---- houses, gardens furniture ,paintings, ... read more

Georgian Dublin by Stefw, 4 Jun 2014
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Guided trip round some Georgian houses and gardens in and around Dublin with very knowledgeable tour leader and guide, Tom ... read more

Georgian Dublin by hdb, 3 Jun 2014
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Five interesting days led by an expert in Georgian Dublin and beautiful Irish Country houses. We stayed in an excellent ... read more

Georgian Dublin by Gutonyth, 3 Jun 2014
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Georgian Dublin and Country Houses - Extremely informative and knowledgeable guide. Visited various interesting places and ... read more

Georgian Dublin by Mrs j H 14, 3 Jun 2014
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Tom Duncan is a fount of knowledge and imparted a massive amount of information. read more

Georgian Dublin by Mr & Mrs F, Rutland, 2 Oct 2013
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Would return to nearly all ( main visits) for a second time.5 days was just right.Longer would have been exhausting! Tom ... read more

Georgian Dublin by Mrs E, Northamptonshire, 2 Oct 2013
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This holiday could not have been improved upon. The new audio guide system is much better. Tom Duncan's talks on Irish history ... read more

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Georgian Dublin by Faithful client , 3 Jul 2018
Traveller rating:

As always superbly planned, good hotel, very nice bus driver and Toms lectures show his knowledge and ability to show us ... read more

Georgian Dublin by hemsley, 17 Jun 2014
Traveller rating:

Much added value when Tom Duncan is leader. His knowledge of all things Dublin---- houses, gardens furniture ,paintings, ... read more