Stroll Dublin and visit 1700's sites, when transport was slow and wit was quick! Dublin was a hotbed of intrigue and the Second most important in the old British Empire. Yet it was difficult to find the action with censorship. Coffee Houses were where the news was printed! Known as penny universities, centres of commerce and trade where so much of Dublin life was lived. We will stroll for an hour stopping at significant points where duels were fought, merchants traded, information was exchanged and coffee was drunk. We will immerse ourselves in the characters such as Johnathon Swift and how he got into hot water with a Queen. We will learn about the people who published, auctions which were held and lives which were lived by the new rich of 1700's Dublin. We will see how they influenced the arts, public thinking and trade. We will have quotes and drama to understand the players in a very different time. Then we will go to a beautiful Georgian Coffee House and have a tasting experience. There may even be some entertainment in this secret location to help us relive this era. This is fun and light-hearted Tour with a Coffee Tasting Experience to imagine what 1700's Dublin felt, looked, smelled and tasted of for the Merchants and visitors. If you are a tea lover we will spill the leaves on who drank tea, when and why.
I have been a Tour Guide since 2010 beginning the journey at Castletown House a fine example of Palladian Mansion. Then onto Farmleigh House, a former Guinness Home and a fantastic, free place to visit beside the Phoenix Park. From there Áras an Uachtaráin the President's home beckoned. I worked on Hop on Hop Off bus tours and out of town locations including Wicklow, Howth and Galway. It's been brilliant meeting people from all over the world and having the opportunity to tell about my City. I have developed an interest and narrative about life in Georgian Dublin and want to share this with you.
Mystery ingredients where we have to guess what has been added! It's a fun challenge to test the taste buds..
Coffee Tasting to see what 1700's coffee was like, what ingredients were added to bulk out this brew as Coffee was expensive.
An original Georgian house where some entertainment will be had to visualise what a Coffee House was like.
Vintage Cups and saucer to sip the brew
City Hall is a beautiful Georgian building which was constructed for merchants to trade in and was the origin of Dublin Chamber of Commerce and Dublin Stock Exchange. Dublin Castle was the centre of social life during the Season, when parliament was in Session. Fishamble St was the home to the busy post office where all mail originated, the receiver had to pay for post before stamps were invented. We will see a theatre and school of acting.
10月19日 土曜日 16:00～18:00
Four is the perfect number, when 4 people book together it's 4 for 3 €90 Relax & enjoy yourself on this fun coffee & tea tour. Ideal for Dubliners or visitors seeking a unique view of the City strangers become friends with coffee & tea. Running by appointment if 4+ group please contact for dates