Dublin’s Hidden Heritage

What’s the story Dublin? Check out new spaces and old places in the city this Heritage Week. 

Here’s some free events exploring heritage you’ve never even heard of before now!

Print, Protest and the Polls

Saturday 18 August - Sunday 26 August, 2pm - 5pm

National Print Museum, Haddington Road, Dublin 4

This exhibition will commemorate the centenary of the first female vote in Ireland through exploration of the use of print media by the Irish suffragists and their opponents.

Matchbox Exhibition 

Saturday 18 - Sunday 26 August, 2:30pm – 5:00pm 

Malahide Historical Society museum beside coach park at Malahide Castle, Co. Dublin 

View a large collection of colourful once ubiquitous matchboxes from around the world.

Grand Canal Quarter Walking Tour
Sunday 19 August, 3pm - 4pm
Saturday 25 August, 6pm - 7pm
Grand Canal Square, Dublin

This 1.5km tour of the Grand Canal Quarter with the 1916 Easter Rising Coach Tour uncovers the history of Dublin through every iconic event that's shaped our nation from the Vikings & Oliver Cromwell, the Easter Rising to economic rebirth. Join the historian after the tour for a Q&A at the Lombard Townhouse on Pearse Street.

Pop-Up Gaeltacht

Wednesday 22 August, 7:00pm – 9:00pm 

Buswells Hotel, Molesworth Street, Dublin 2

Vicki Cahill, a Gaelic language enthusiast, launches her very own ‘Pop Up Gaeltacht’ at Buswells Hotel to encourage the use of Irish in everyday life.


Photography Workshop Walking Tour

Wednesday 22 August, 10am - 12:30pm

Sunday 26 August, 11am - 1:30pm 

Meet at Thomas Moore Statue, Westmoreland Street - College Street Junction, Dublin 2

Booking Required

This is a photo-focused city walking tour in Dublin. Your tour guide John Brady, a native Dubliner, has over the years refined his photography skills on the very streets that the tour routes cover.


Save As

Wednesday 22 August, 6:30pm – 8:00pm

100 Archive & National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

‘Save As’: creating and preserving Irish digital design' is presented by the 100 Archive, a digital platform for contemporary Irish design and the National Library of Ireland.


Instagram Evening

Thursday 23 August, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Saint Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin 8

Booking Required

Visit the Cathedral after hours for a chance to take and share photos of this stunning building. A big screen will show images uploaded using #instacathedral. 


Sharing Stories at the Hugh Lane

Thursday 23 August, 11am - 12:30pm

Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane, Parnell Square

Booking Required

Join art historian Jessica Fahy for this guided tour of highlights of the Hugh Lane's collection followed by tea and coffee and an opportunity for sharing your thoughts on your favourite artworks.

The New Romantics

Thursday 23 August, 7:30pm - 10pm 

Toner’s Pub, Baggot Street, Dublin 2

The New Romantics is bringing back nature poems for a new age. The Irish Wildlife Trust teams up with Dublin spoken word poets to bring our natural heritage to the stage.

Grangegorman:  Making New City Space

Friday 24 August, 12pm - 3pm

Grangegorman Campus, Grangegorman Lower, Dublin 7

Grangegorman - a site of 200 years of social and architectural history. Join us and discover what Grangegorman was, is and will be as this new piece of city emerges.

Heritage Week takes place from 18-26 August 2018 with over 2,000 events happening across Ireland, see what's on near you.