As part of Open House Dublin‘s programme this year, I’m leading two different walking tours, one on Saturday 6th October and one on Sunday 7th. They’re free (like everything else in the programme) and there’s no need to book, but please come – they’ll be a nice mix of me pointing at things and talking, and a chance to have a conversation about some underlying urban and architectural questions.

Saturday 6th October – 12.30pm, meeting at Pearse Street Garda Station [OHD]

“Lisa Cassidy will explore hidden gems around Pearse Street, question why the street feels fragmented, and experience how a closer look can reveal surprises in the most ordinary places.”

Taking Pearse Street as a spine for the area, we’ll be looking at some interesting buildings (including some good ones!), as well as having a conversation about Pearse Street’s character and the factors influencing the street.

Sunday 7th October – 12.30pm, meeting at the Four Courts LUAS stop [OHD]

“What can the city reveal when we look more closely? Lisa Cassidy will examine whole buildings and small details to read Dublin’s most inner city, past and present.”

We’ll be based in the markets area, talking about landmarks and perceptions of urban space, as well as looking at some of the parallel worlds coexisting in this part of the city.


Please note that both tours will involve moderate walking for 90 minutes, with some dodgy paving/cobblestones on the Sunday. If you’ve any questions about accessibility or anything else, please email me. If you fancy a guide to more of what’s on offer at Open House Dublin, I wrote a guide to no-booking-required events for Totally Dublin.