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Race and Place in the City

Culture Night Dublin Walking Tours
16:30 - 18:00
Booking required
All Ages


Inspired by the work of Black theologian Willie Jennings, this tour of Lower Gardiner Street combines history, theology, geography and sociology to address three ideas related to the development of race: displacement, possession and segregation. How did the singing of a racist hymn in a local church reach the bookshelves of millions? Was a church caretaker living just off the street actually a slave owner? How did the historic landlord-tenant relationship in the area lead to the eviction of 21st century migrant-led churches? Is the street overseen by a colonial archetype? The tour shows how ‘whiteness’ sustains itself in the community by always remaining at the centre. The tour has featured on Culture File (RTÉ Lyric FM) and with many local schools, colleges and community groups.

Meeting point: Custom House (South facade), North Dock, Dublin 1
Tour times: 4.30pm, lasting 90 minutes.

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.

Wheelchair accessible


Full Address: Southern Facade of Custom House, North Dock, Dublin 1
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