Call out to Parishes for new Dublin and Glendalough 800 trail

A new trail of Dublin and Glendalough’s historical objects and places is being compiled to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the unification of the dioceses. ‘A History Trail of the United Diocese of Dublin and Glendalough’ will highlight objects, artefacts and stories from parishes throughout the United Dioceses and they will be nominated by the people of the dioceses.


Every parish in the dioceses has a story to tell, whether it be a person from history buried in the graveyard, an ancient font or a beautiful high cross. Now is the time for them to shine.


The top nominations will be compiled into an image based trail of objects of historical significance which will traverse the dioceses from rural to urban. The downloadable booklet will consist of a series of images of the objects and places of interest and an illustrated map to show where they can be found.


The booklet will be designed by award winning illustrator, Mark Wickham. It will be made available to download from the diocesan website.


We would love to hear from every parish in Dublin and Glendalough Look for the hidden gems or well-known historical points of interest in your parish and send the information to: The closing date for nominations is September 20 2016.