Dublin Garden Squares Day

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Things to do in County Dublin Dublin, Ireland - Dublin Garden Squares Day - YourDaysOut
Merrion Building, Merrion Street Lower, Dublin 2, Ireland
Jun 10, 2017 11:30:00 AM - Jun 10, 2017 6:00:00 PM
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Dublin Civic Trust is running its annual Dublin Garden Squares Day - now in its eighth year - on Saturday 10th June. Enjoy free expert walking tours of Dublin’s five main Georgian squares and associated parks and gardens in this annual staple event. Discover the history of these magnificent urban gardens, their plants and wildlife, the people who once used them and the historic buildings that embrace them. Tours take place all day on a first-come basis, no booking is required and all events are free. TOUR PROGRAMME 10.30am Merrion Square – Evolution and Design Significance Geraldine Walsh, Chief Executive Officer, Dublin Civic Trust Meeting Point: Oscar Wilde Statue, inside the railings 10.30am Mountjoy Square – Dublin’s ‘True’ Georgian Square Karin O’Flanagan, Resident and Secretary of Mountjoy Square Society Meeting Point: Steps of 54 Mountjoy Square West 12.00pm & 1.00pm Fitzwilliam Square – Dublin’s Pocket Square Graham Hickey, Conservation Director, Dublin Civic Trust Meeting Point: Dublin Bikes station on the Pembroke Street side Directly followed at 1.00pm by a short tour of Fitzwilliam Square's private central garden with Rebecca Jeffares, Landscape Historian 11.00am - 4.00pm Take a rare opportunity to enjoy free access all day to Fitzwilliam Square's private central garden Also traditional lawn bowling with Anne O’Herlihy from 1.00pm Complemented with musical entertainment 2.15pm & 3.30pm Natural History Museum, Merrion Square ‘Zoo in my Garden’ children’s tours with Catherine McGuinness, exploring critters in your garden! 2.30pm Parnell Square – Dublin’s First Georgian Square James Kelly, Conservation Architect & Chairman, Dublin Civic Trust Meeting Point: Gates to the Garden of Remembrance 3.00pm St. Stephen’s Green – From Dublin's Renaissance to Victoriana John McCullen, former Park Superindendent, OPW Meeting Point: Fusiliers’ Arch at the top of Grafton Street MOUNTJOY SQUARE EVENTS To mark recent improvements to Mountjoy Square, including clearance of fencing and vegetation that allows sweeping views of the square for the first time in decades, we have arranged music and children's events right in the heart of Mountjoy Square Park. Take the opportunity to have a look at the ongoing pioneering restoration of the square's original wrought-iron railings, now largely complete on the south-west corner....

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