This Event is Booked Out
The Executive Committee of the Trinity Retirement Association invites members on a private guided tour of the National Print Museum. The museum is located at Beggars Bush Barracks, Haddington Road, Dublin 4. The tour has been booked for January 23rd 2019 and we will meet in the Press Café, located in the museum, at 10.30 am – coffee, tea and other refreshments are available in the café. The tour will commence at 11.00 am and will finish at approximately 12 noon.
Lunch is also served in the Press Café and there are several pubs and restaurants within walking distance of the museum.
The Museum is only 5 minutes walk from Grand Canal Dock DART station. Exit the station (down the steps) onto Barrow St., turn right and walk up to the T-Junction, take a left and continue up to the traffic lights, turn right at the lights into Haddington Road and the museum is just a few meters further on on the left. Please visit www.irishrail.ie for DART timetables.
Bus Routes, Numbers 4 or 7 to Northumberland Road and Haddington Road Junction. See www.dublinbus.ie for timetables
By Car | On Foot, From Dublin city centre, head south from Merrion Square, over Mount Street Bridge, take a left at the junction of Northumberland Road and Haddington Road, and then the second right through the archway entrance to Beggars Bush Barracks. Once inside the Barracks, the Museum is located in the back right-hand corner. Parking is very limited within the Barracks and drivers are advised to be observant of clamping signs.
The National Print Museum was founded by members of the print industry and in 1996 it officially opened at the Office of Public Works’ Garrison Chapel in Beggars Bush Barracks. The Museum is a private company and a registered charity, with principal income from the Irish government — chiefly the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the City of Dublin Education and Training Boards through the provision of the Cultural and Heritage Studies Programme. The Museum is fully accredited under The Heritage Council’s Museums Standards Programme for Ireland. It is a unique museum — the only one of its kind in Ireland. The collection is made up largely of letterpress printing equipment. Letterpress is a form of relief printing, which was invented by Johannes Gutenberg in 1439. The invention is one of the greatest known to mankind. It was the chief manner of printing which prevailed for over 500 years before becoming obsolete, in the commercial sense, in the mid-twentieth century. The main collection is not behind glass or rope, but is instead an example of a working collection.