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Inclusion & Integration Week 2021 – Excellent Walks & Talks!

By November 7, 2021 No Comments

Please read the very worthwhile post below – well done to the Dublin City Council!


Dublin City Council Inclusion & Integration Week 2021 Lets Walk and Talk Walking Tours


 Pat Liddy Walking Tours

Monday 8th November 10.30am-12pm

Tour of the Liberties, The Immigrant & Refugee Quarter of 17th century Dublin. Start from outside the gate of St Patrick’s Park next to St Patrick’s Cathedral on Patrick’s Street.

Tuesday 9th November 2.30pm-4pm

Georgian Dublin – How the other half lived! Meet outside the National Library, Kildare Street

Thursday 11th November 2.30pm-4pm

Wretched Dublin. Conditions for the poor in 19th & 20th century Dublin. Meet outside Savoy Cinema, O’Connell Street

Monday 15th November 11am- 12.30pm

Wood Quay Venue Talk.

Social inequality through earlier centuries in Dublin. Booking essential.  Please visit for info on booking


Eanna Ni Lamhna Local Area Nature Tours

Monday 8 November

 Albert College Park 10.30am-12pm. 

Meet at the Main Entrance on the Ballymun Road. The walk will take in the native tree trail and the golious autumn colours of the leaves

Stardust Memorial Park 1pm -2.30pm

Meet at the entrance to the momorial on Adare Road opposite Adare Drive

The Santry River flows through the park and the walk will be along the banks

Tuesday 9 November

 Tolka Valley Park 10.30am 

 Meet at entrance on Ballyboggin Road across from Glasnevin Cemetery

The walk will be along the banks of the Tolka River looking at Autumn colours

Blessington Basin Park. 1pm  -2.30pm

 Meet at the main entrance at the end of Blessington Street

Lots of water birds on the lake here to be admired.

Wednesday 10 November

 Merrion Square   10.30am-12pm 

 Meet at the entrance on Merrion Street opposite the National Gallery

Lovely trees here in all their autumn glory

St Patrick’s Cathedral Park 1pm-2.30pm

 Meet at the entrancebeside St Patricks Cathedral. 

This well cared for park has lovely walks and well cared for flower beds. A real haven the centre of the city.

Thurs 11 November 

 Herbert Park 10.30am-12pm

 Meet at the entrance on Herbert Park Road, halfway down between Donnybrook and Ballsbridge

This popular park has lovely trees in Autumn colours and a wild life lake.

Bushy Park Terenure 1pm-2.30pm

Meet at the main entrance beside the kiosk. 

The walk will go round the lake and through the woodlands in their autumn colours.


Art Gallery Walking Trail- Mara Walsh

Tours dates and times: Mon-Tues: 10.30am and 2pm               

                                    Wed: 2pm

                                    Thurs/Fri: 10.30am and 2pm

                        This walking tour is an enjoyable experience for all ages. The group will gain a ‘window’ into the rich arts scene across Dublin while chatting informally with gallery curators along the way. This outdoor tour is an excellent opportunity for the public to connect safely in the city during Social Inclusion Week.


Proposed ROUTE: Dublin City passing through many quarters from South Georgian’s Merrion Square via Trinty’s College Green through Temple Bar’s Creative Quarter finishing at North Georgian, Parnell Square’s Cultural Quarter.

TRAIL: Daily, approximately 90-minute trail  

MEETING POINT: The National Gallery of Ireland  

TRAIL DESCRIPTION: Did you know that experiencing Art boosts your health and well-being? 

                                      Well, join our Art Gallery Walking Trail to find out more

Scientists have proven that browsing galleries and viewing art lowers stress and anxiety making you feel happier by stimulating the brain in long-lasting ways. Whether a novice or enthusiast this exciting tour has something for everybody.  With over 100 Art Galleries across the city, you’ll discover galleries and artist studios unique to each area and explore the lesser-known galleries on both sides of the River Liffey.

This trail is a unique opportunity to visit a wide range of galleries and learn more about art, artists, current exhibitions, and of course what’s happening for Social inclusion Week! This is primarily an outdoor tour and follows all safety protocols.