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Meeting outside 14 Henrietta Street join Dublin Decoded for a walking tour of Henrietta Street and the King’s Inns, before passing through to Broadstone to consider the architecture of the old station and adjoining area, and discuss its remarkable, not always fully understood, transport history and archaeology.
Then, in the final section, travel to the Grangegorman district. Grangegorman is among the least-known districts of Dublin, almost a terra incognita, with its grim, high, stone walls and network of former prisons, historic hospitals, asylums and workhouses, including Francis Johnston’s huge Asylum and his vast Women’s Penitentiary.
Then glance to the future – Grangegorman is a quarter of Dublin now undergoing rapid, irreversible change, with the new LUAS extension, and the former St Brendan’s asylum re-purposed as the newly consolidated DIT, Ireland’s newest university campus.