A Walking Tour of Huguenot Dublin – Through French!

4 March – Sur les traces des Français à Dublin.

Did you know that the first bank in Ireland was directed by a French family? That the first keeper of Marsh’s library came from La Rochelle? Or why some Dublin streets, such as D’Olier Street, have a French name? Or why there is a huguenot cemetery in Merrion Row?

These questions and more were answered on Saturday 4th March when our Committee Member, Marie Léoutre, led a walking tour in Dublin entitled ‘In the footsteps of the French Huguenots’.  The tour, which was given in the French language, ended with some warm coffee and croissants at the Alliance Francaise in Kildare Street.

The event was organised within the framework of the Month of la Francophonie in Ireland, by Dr. Marie Léoutre from the Huguenot Society of Ireland and the Embassy of France in Ireland.

Special thanks to Marsh’s library for generously opening their doors for this special event.