Meeting Point: 21 Westland Row
Duration: 90 minutes
Join author of Wilde’s Women Eleanor Fitzsimons on a walking tour visiting the places and spaces that shape the life of one of Dublin’s literary icons, Oscar Wilde.
A true Dubliner, Oscar Wilde was born at 21 Westland Row and spent his childhood at 1 Merrion Square before joining his brother, Willie, at Portora Royal School in Enniskillen. His parents’ notoriety ensured that he mixed with the most interesting people living in or passing through the city, and although he left for Oxford University in 1874 and never lived here again, he retained strong links to the city of his birth.
On this 90-minute walk, we’ll visit some of the most famous locations associated with one of Ireland’s literary greats, ending at the memorial statue where he gazes across towards his former home on Merrion Square.
Eleanor Fitzsimons is the honorary patron of the Oscar Wilde Society and author of Wilde’s Women.