Have you ever heard about the gay brothel in Rathmines that threatened to topple the British Monarchy? Did you know there was a lesbian couple on Belgrave Road who fought for women’s suffrage, ran field hospitals during the 1916 Rising and later founded an infants hospital? Or about the trade unionist who founded Ireland’s first feminist publishing house? And what about the quiet leafy park that was one of the busiest gay cruising spots in Dublin? – Oh, the scandals these streets could tell. Join artist and archivist Han Tiernan on a walking tour of Ranelagh and Rathmines to learn about the hidden histories of the queer characters and spaces that spanned a century to make the area the colourful place it is today.
START POINT: The Triangle, Ranelagh, D06 NT39
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