DCC Presents 'A bond which ties us to every stone'

16 Jul 2022 - 17 Jul 2022 Clock Tower, St. Anne's Park

Dublin City Council presents 'A bond which ties us to every stone' by Kate Mechedou (Mrs Bakers Medway Theatre Company) which is a specially commissioned theatrical experience for the Rose Festival 2022 and the St Anne's Park Community Archaeology project.

Join Arthur Edward Guinness and Olivia Hedges-White, Lady Ardilaun and their gardener, the charming Scot Mr Andrew Campbell for a tour in the walled garden in their suburban estate, Saint Anne's in Clontarf. Set in the year 1880 when Arthur was elevated to Baron Ardilaun of Ashford, when he opened a redesigned St Stephen's Green to the public and lost his parliamentary seat, and when he and Lady Ardilaun embarked on yet more improvements to their vast estate at Saint Anne's. Can they persuade Mr Campbell to move to Clontarf to help with these endeavours?

This event is supported with grant assistance from the Creative Ireland Programme and the Heritage Council's County Heritage Plan Grant Scheme.

Tours run on both Saturday 16ht & Sunday 17th July at the following times:

  • 11 am
  • 12.30 pm
  • 2.30 pm
  • 4 pm

Tickets are €6 each and can be purchased on eventbrite.ie here.

Meeting point: Clock tower entrance to the Walled Garden. Please arrive 5 minutes before the scheduled tour.

Further information:

The tours form a strand of the St Anne’s Park Community Archaeology Project 2022 which also includes an exhibition of archaeological finds and an experimental archaeology exhibit where there will be a live carving of a replica of the Ralaghan Man figure, Claiomh Living History and The Big Dig which will be exhibiting during the Rose Festival also. In the autumn the group will be organising a community archaeological dig in St Anne’s schools programme, and an open day focused on experimental archaeology.

The St. Anne’s Park Community Archaeology Project 2022 is supported by the Heritage Council’s County Heritage Plan grant Scheme and the Creative Ireland Programme.