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Dublin Sculpture Tour

Duration: 2hrs 

Discover the history of Dublin's most prominent public sculptures from Molly Malone to Daniel O'Connell, Jim Larkin to Nelsons Column. 

Learn how many bullets Daniel O'Connell took during the 1916 Rising, the fascinating story behind Pat Noise and read the final words of Michael Joseph O'Rahilly. 

This two hour tour will focus on the themes of Rebellion, Remembrance and Reconciliation. In this we will discuss the works of John Henry Foley, Oisin Kelly and John and Edward Smyth, to name just a few.

This tour is ideal for Art History students or TY.

What you'll see

  • Molly Malone - The true story behind the famous Dublin folk character and Dublin in the 18th century.

  • The Bank of Ireland - Discover the work of the prolific father and son team, John and Edward Smyth. 

  • John Henry Foley - The greatest sculptor of the 19th century - Henry Grattan, Oliver Goldsmith and Edmund Burke.

  • Pat Noise Memorial Plaque - One of the strangest and most beloved stories of Dublin and also the sight of Dublin's ill fated Millennium Clock.

  • Daniel O'Connell Monument - Another John Henry Foley sculpture, the Daniel O'Connoll Monument is dedicated to 'The Liberator' in a period preceeding the Irish revolution.

  • William Smith O'Brien - The first sculpture in Dublin dedicated to an Irish revolutionary leader.

  • Jim Larkin - Socialist and founder of the Irish Transport and General Workers Union, Larkin led the workers of Dublin against their employers in the winter of 1913.

  • Cú Culainn - The Ancient Irish Hero who died tied to a rock later became a symbol of the failed uprising of 1916.

  • The Millennium Spire of Light - Love it or hate it, discover the story behind Dublin's "Pole in the Hole".

  • The O'Rahilly's Final Words - The dying words of a national hero written to his wife in his final moments, today those words are a permanent fixture at the place of his death.

  • Children of Lír - Oisín Kelly's masterpiece of the ancient Irish legend and made in memorial to those who fought for Irish freedom.