Dublin: an Introduction with Jennifer Carbery

Dublin: an Introduction with Jennifer Carbery


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Join a historian for a sneak peek introduction into the treasures and treats of Dublin. Learn about the highlights of a thousand-year-old city, from seeing where the Vikings landed to gazing at a 3,000-year-old gold necklace or understanding why the bones of St Valentine ended up in a small church in the city center. Whether you have visited Dublin before or have yet to come, this seminar offers a wonderful opportunity to touch on the true treasures that make Dublin magic. 

We’ll hear about the door of reconciliation where a truce was declared between a gap in a fourteenth-century door. We’ll find out where the oldest manuscript (1500 years old) is hidden as one of the city's true gems. Most importantly, we’ll learn why Dubliners drink Guinness the way they do or which of the fine Whiskeys you should sample after a visit to St Patrick's Cathedral.

Led by an expert on all things Irish, Jennifer Carbery, this interactive seminar will aim to tempt, engage, and delight in Dublin's treasures. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an enhanced view of what Dublin has to offer and a desire to visit.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

Customer Reviews

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First timer

This was my 1st Context Conversation, so I didn’t know what to expect. I loved it! It felt very informal, like talking with a friend. I have been to Dublin, but learned so much more for my next trip. Jenny was very friendly and knowledgeable of her city.

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Great Tour of Dublin

Ms. Carbery related a very informative tour of Dublin in a small amount of time. It was fun revisiting the city, albeit virtually. I learned about the history (e.g., Viking settlements) and archaeologic sites which formed its foundation. (Fascinating was the info about the "bog bodies".) Photos of the river, city sites, and Georgian buildings with colorful doors were beautiful. Jen included some 'weird and wonderful' things, as she termed them -- interesting trivia! Of course, the castles, cathedrals, the Book of Kells, important Irish authors/writers, Irish whiskey, and Guinness beer were also discussed. A sad but poignant video of a song about the Easter uprising was shown at the end which was touching and taught listeners about that part of history.

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Intro to Dublin

Jennifer gave a great overview of Dublin sights and history both for first time visitors or for those of us who have travelled to Dublin in the past.

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Fun Taste of Dublin

Great job giving us a taste of many of the fun and interesting locations and things to do in Dublin, Ireland. Many things to cover, and Jenny did a good job covering a wide variety of things. Very helpful for those thinking about visiting.

Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
67%
(8)
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First timer

This was my 1st Context Conversation, so I didn’t know what to expect. I loved it! It felt very informal, like talking with a friend. I have been to Dublin, but learned so much more for my next trip. Jenny was very friendly and knowledgeable of her city.

S
S.-.B.
Great Tour of Dublin

Ms. Carbery related a very informative tour of Dublin in a small amount of time. It was fun revisiting the city, albeit virtually. I learned about the history (e.g., Viking settlements) and archaeologic sites which formed its foundation. (Fascinating was the info about the "bog bodies".) Photos of the river, city sites, and Georgian buildings with colorful doors were beautiful. Jen included some 'weird and wonderful' things, as she termed them -- interesting trivia! Of course, the castles, cathedrals, the Book of Kells, important Irish authors/writers, Irish whiskey, and Guinness beer were also discussed. A sad but poignant video of a song about the Easter uprising was shown at the end which was touching and taught listeners about that part of history.

L
L.T.
Intro to Dublin

Jennifer gave a great overview of Dublin sights and history both for first time visitors or for those of us who have travelled to Dublin in the past.

A
A.

Guest did not leave comment

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H.C.
Fun Taste of Dublin

Great job giving us a taste of many of the fun and interesting locations and things to do in Dublin, Ireland. Many things to cover, and Jenny did a good job covering a wide variety of things. Very helpful for those thinking about visiting.