Memories of old Grangegorman, Broadstone and Henrietta Street
"Join author and historian Fergus Whelan for a walking tour which will pass through Grange Gorman, Broadstone Station, the Kings Inns, Registry of Deeds, 14 Henrietta St and Na Píopairí Uilleann, all of which have their own Culture Night events.
On the way you will learn of Richmond penitentiary, the cholera graveyard, young girls transported to the penal colonies for the crime of being poor and hear about the Broadstone murder mystery. You will stop outside the James Gandon designed King’s Inn complex and learn about the Registry of Deeds housed in the right wing, and the Honorable Society of King’s Inn in the left wing. Next, you will view the eighteenth-century mansions of the aristocracy in Henrietta Street ‘the best address in town’ which became the abode of Dublin’s destitute. Hear how this part of north Dublin led the revival of Irish traditional music in the mid twentieth century. You will hear how Lord Mountjoy and his Henrietta Street neighbour Lord O’Neill were killed by rebels in 1798 and how young Kevin Barry and Thomas Bryan were hanged in Mountjoy Jail in 1920.
Bookings for this tour will go live at 10am on Tuesday, 5th September, when the full Culture Night Supported Tours Programme is published. Booking is essential for these tours as places are limited."