A part of of The Jonathan Swift Festival!
Join Pat Liddy and his guides in an entertaining walk around the part of Dublin and unearth the streets and corners Swift would have known so well. Using quotations from his works and explaining the background, the tour explores Swift’s great mind and his lasting legacy. Joathan Swift is one of the great figures of world reputation that once walked the streets of Dublin. Best remembered today for his novel Gulliver’s Travels, Swift was a talented, multi-faceted and complex character that combined his role as Dean of St. Patrick’s Cathedral with being the champion of the poor and oppressed. Through the medium of his novels and published proposals, he often put his position in grave danger by severely criticising the governments of the day. This walk will pass by or visit many of the places in Dublin associated with Swift and his works including Trinity College, Dublin Castle, Fishamble Street, Hoey’s Court, Bride Street, St. Patrick’s Park, the Deanery, Marsh’s Library and, of course, St. Patrick’s Cathedral itself. The walk will feature some readings from Swift’s more famous or controversial works.
Dates: 24, 25, 26 NOVEMBER
Starting time: 2.30 pm
Starting point: Suffolk St, next to Molly Malone Statue
Prices: €15 adults, €13 students/seniors. Booking essential.
- Suffolk Street/St. Andrews Street