Talk for Bealtaine: ‘Céad Míle Fáilte: Guidebooks to Dublin’s Fair City’

Monday 28 May,  3pm – 4pm

Speaker: Maeve Casserly, NLI

Inspired by this year’s Bealtaine festival theme ‘Be our Guest’, this talk invites you take a trip back in time to see an array of guidebooks for the discerning tourist of ‘Dublin’s Fair City’. What kind of sites and scenes appealed to visitors from the 1890s? Where they different in the 1910s and 1960s? Using Dublin as our case study, you’ll see how the tourism industry has changed in Ireland since the 1890s through guidebooks, pamphlets, advertisements, and posters in the National Library collections (the Lonely Planets of their day!).

All welcome. Booking required, please contact

NLI Reference: CLON55
NLI Reference: CLON55
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