Liberties and Historic Quarter

Talking Shite: Dublin’s Sanitation from the 18th Century to Present Day – Tour

Talking Shite: Dublin’s Sanitation from the 18th Century to Present Day

Let’s talk shite (and wastewater management)! Don’t be shy. It is one of the main things everyone has in common. In general though, what happens when the loo is flushed is rarely considered. Out of sight, out of mind, right? It is, however, a very recent and privileged mindset to have when it comes to our excreta. In fact, one only has to look to the last few centuries to recognise the vast (and lifesaving) improvements in Dublin City sanitation. From putrid open cesspools and disease epidemics to modern-day waste management and sewage-related litter, travel through time and waste with Think Before You Flush, a campaign operated by Clean Coasts in partnership with Irish Water, to explore Dublin’s sanitation history.

START POINT: St. Audoen’s Park (High Street Entrance), Dublin 8

Genres: Heritage (Tangible | Intangible), History
Features: Family friendly, Wheelchair accessible
Address: St. Audoen’s Park, Cook Street, Merchants Quay, Dublin, Ireland
Locations: Liberties and Historic Quarter
Event Start Time (pm)
6 pm
Event End Time (pm)
7 pm
Booking required