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Historical Liberties Quaker Burial Ground To Be Restored

Historical Liberties Quaker Burial Ground To Be Restored

A historical burial ground in the heart of The Liberties, where generations of Dublin’s Quaker community are buried, is to be restored to its former glory under a new community monuments…

Lighting up the Liberties

Lighting up the Liberties

Located on the historically broad part of James’ Street stands a revamped 18th century church that is now home to Pearse Lyons Distillery. While the building and its onsite offices…

The Liberty Visits Vaults Live

The Liberty Visits Vaults Live

This week the Liberty visited one of the newest and most creative tourist attractions in Dublin 8 – Vaults Live.  The Vaults tell the stories of six “infamous” characters in…

Local historian’s latest book examines the Liberties during the rare old times

Local historian’s latest book examines the Liberties during the rare old times

“That’s why I’ve written this book on the Liberties, so that people will remember that it is an amazing place. To me, it is probably Dublin’s most unique neighbourhood, for…

The History of Halloween

The History of Halloween

Halloween came from the ancient Celtic festival Samhain. Samhain is an old Irish word meaning ‘end of summer’. Today, Samhain is the Irish word for November. The festival of Samhain…

Unique Pearse Lyons Distillery Tour Opens

Unique Pearse Lyons Distillery Tour Opens

The view from the balcony of St James’ church is much different nowadays. The alter, devoid of a priest, is filled with gleaming brass and copper stills; the pews have…

“Homeless Jesus” found a home in Christ Church

“Homeless Jesus” found a home in Christ Church

For two years now, at the outside entrance of the Christ Church cathedral, a curious bronze person has been lying down on a bench, with her head and body covered.…

Street artist Maser brings history to life

Street artist Maser brings history to life

Graffiti artist Maser has completed his latest mural outside the Sugar Club on Dublin’s Leeson Street.…

The Lockout, 100 years on

The Lockout, 100 years on

The 1913 Lockout wasn’t just about the desire for better working conditions and wages on the part of the working class; it was also about key social issues, writes Martin…

A brief history of the Liberties

A brief history of the Liberties

A little bit of background to this historical place...…