Did you know that in the nineteenth century, Dublin city centre was packed with women running their own businesses? This short walking tour will give you a glimpse of the city as it once was, and an introduction to some of the women’s businesses which operated in the capital’s commercial streets. Starting and finishing at O’Connell Bridge, you’ll visit the sites of some of these businesses, while Dr Antonia Hart tells you the stories of the ordinary yet extraordinary women who ran them. You’ll hear about the women behind a boarding house, a pawnbroker’s shop, a tobacconist’s, a spirit grocer, a ladies’ tailor, and a medical hall.
START POINT: O’Connell Bridge, Dublin 1