Walking Tour: Wide Street Commission and Dublin.

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  • Ireland

  • 18 November 2017

  • 11:00
  • FREE

Guided tour with Dublin City Council Historian In Residence, Maeve Casserly focusing on the work of the Wide Street Commissioners in shaping the buildings and streets of Dublin City centre. Meeting point: Main entrance of Dublin City Hall The Wide Street Commission was established in 1757, and was Ireland’s first planning authority. Over its 94-year existence, it had a major impact on the development of Georgian Dublin. The records of Wide Street Commission are preserved by Dublin City Archives, and include over 900 manuscript maps of Dublin dating from 17-19th century which are subject to an ongoing conservation project. As part of funding received by Dublin City Council under the Heritage Council Community Heritage Grant Scheme to conserve 31 maps in 2017, two events will be held during Heritage Week 2017 to allow public to explore the work of the Wide Street Commissioners hands-on. Wide Street Commission Walking Tour; URL to book tickets https://widestreettour.eventbrite.ie

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