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Stories and details about Dublin by Arran Henderson a teacher at Horner School of English

A Brief History of The Georgian Quarter, Dublin 2

A Brief History of The Georgian Quarter, Dublin 2 Number 40 Fitzwilliam Street Upper, Dublin 2 is part of the World's Longest Row of Georgian Houses, from the corner of Merrion Square to Leeson Street, right in the centre of Dublin city - now known as the Georgian Quarter. The Georgian Quarter was shaped and designed by a number of key influential and very wealthy businessmen, starting back in circa. 1745. The land was owned by the 6th Viscount Fitzwilliam, Richard Fitzwilliam. Who was he ? [...]

By |2021-03-22T10:31:28+00:00March 22nd, 2021|Hidden Dublin|

Thinking about buying a bicycle in Dublin ?

BICYCLE RECYCLING SHOPS LOCATED IN DUBLIN  Cycling is a very popular mode of transport in Dublin City and with the rising costs of public transport in the city, you will find that investing in a second hand bicycle is perhaps the most economical way of getting to and from work or school each day.  Dublin is a relatively flat city (not so many hills) and many of the streets now have dedicated cycle lanes. There are a number of shops in Dublin that take old bikes and recycle them into working mach [...]

By |2020-10-02T22:00:59+01:00January 14th, 2019|Horner School News, Hidden Dublin|

Great Places to Visit in Dublin (Part 2)

Trinity College Dublin, only 12 minutes walk from the Horner School, was founded in 1594, under the reign of Elizabeth I and is Ireland’s oldest university. Famous students here have included scientists like Ernest Walton (Nobel prize-winner who split the atom), great statesmen like Edmund Burke and of course writers like Jonathan Swift, Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett and Bram Stoker- (author of Dracula). The Museum Building and Dining Hall are both well worth seeing, as is the lovely Front Square [...]

By |2017-12-13T20:41:27+00:00May 6th, 2014|Hidden Dublin|

Great Places to Visit in Dublin (Part 1)

Dublin Zoo, in Phoenix Park, is the second-most popular visitor attraction in Dublin (only the Guinness Storehouse gets more visitors each year). The zoo was established in 1831, making it one of the oldest in the world. It has changed a lot since then, today, instead of iron cages, the animals are housed in large, natural- style enclosures. The zoo also does important breeding and conservation work for endangered species. Animals here include Indian Elephants, Lions, Tigers, Bears. The large Af [...]

By |2017-12-13T20:40:26+00:00April 30th, 2014|Hidden Dublin|

Top 5 Things to Do in Dublin This Christmas

Top 5 Things to Do in Dublin This Christmas: By David Horner Christmas Market in the Crypt of Christchurch Cathedral.  This will be the fourth year for this strange little Christmas market located in the atmospheric 12th century crypt of Christchurch Cathedral.  The market will operate on Saturdays (7th, 14th & 21st December) from 11.00 to 16.00hrs. The Crypt under the Cathedral is also filled with unusual artefacts from Dublin City. Christchurch Cathedral Christmas Carols at St. Patricks Ca [...]

By |2017-12-13T20:40:06+00:00December 11th, 2013|Hidden Dublin|

Dublin Museums and Art Galleries

Museums and Galleries of Dublin City By Arran Henderson. (Dublin Guide, Art Historian and Teacher at Horner School) There is a quadrangle of Dublin’s four main cultural sites, very near Horner School, located between Merion Square and Kildare street. These are: National Art Gallery, (Art) Natural History Museum (Dead Animals!) National Library (Books and Archives) National Museum (archeology)   The National Gallery (main façade on Merrion Square, but current entrance on Clare Street) is the [...]

By |2017-12-13T20:39:55+00:00November 18th, 2013|Hidden Dublin|