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Tour of the Monto area of Dublin

June 25 @ 11:00 - 13:00

| €10

The tour covers a number of streets. Starting at the corner of James Joyce Street and Talbot Street. The entrance into to the night town chapter in Joyce’s book Ulysses.

The tour is collection of stories I recorded 1970s from former residents of Monto what they witnessed in the area, the Madams, pimps, ladies of the night, brothels murders, the execution of a top British spy, the brother of a Monto madam.

Secret underground tunnels. The ladies of the night passing on information gathered in the brothels into Phil Shanahan’s IRA pub located in the Monto. The nun from the local Magdillon Laundry who once worked for Michael Collins, is still passing on information to a local IRA man during the War of Independence.

I use old photos to show what Monto area looked like. I also use short audio clips from interviews I did with local people.

At the back of the Magdillon Laundry on Railway Street l play a short audio clip. A local man recalls working in the Laundry in 1935. A local woman recalls living in a tenement house with ten families.

Another woman in a short audio clip recalls 1930s going to visit a Protestant doctor, she has to run the gauntlet of protesters stopping Catholics going in to his surgery.

Local man who was secretly rescuing children from some of Ireland’s notorious industrial schools, his story, “The Runners”, which I played a part in helping him rescue my brother won awards for RTÉ radio 1, Dock on one.

A local man tells how his father helped Frank Duff’s Legion of Mary in the closing down of the Monto madams in 1925. There lots of stories told connected to Monto. The area is steeped in history.

We meet outside the Spar Shop at the lower end of Talbot Street, right facing Connolly Train Station, Amiens Street


June 25
11:00 - 13:00
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