Sex & Society
Saturdays 6 PM
The Spire , (the big needle) O'Connell Street,
On this tour discover Dublin's Secrets:
Church & State
Leopold Bloom's Night Town
Prostitution - Then and Now
Censorship and Sex Shops,
LGBTQ Rights & Marriage Equality
Irish people talk a lot, but until recently, did not talk much about sex. Thankfully, there have been huge changes in Irish attitudes towards sex in the last decade or two and it could be said that Ireland has finally joined 'the carnal mainstream'!
No longer obsessed with 'fallen women' (what about 'fallen men'?) the Irish are now a little bit more comfortable talking about sex. But what about the history of sex? Did it just begin in Ireland 20 years ago? What went on behind closed doors and what is happening these days?
On this 2.5 hour tour we take a gentle, fun look at sex and society in Dublin. We visit 'The Monto', immortalised as 'Nighttown' in Joyces' 'Ulysses', (and previously the biggest red-light district in Europe), before arriving in a modern Dublin complete with adult stores and fetish shops to show you, in a
light-hearted way, the huge changes in sex and society that Ireland has seen.