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Hidden Histories Self-Guided Treasure Hunt for Children

September 25, 2023 - October 15, 2023

Are your children curious about the architecture and history of Dublin’s buildings, streets and bridges? If so, and if they like to be active, this is a great activity for all the family to do.

Download the map below, follow the trail and solve the clues to find the name of a long-lost treasure.

The 3km route starts outside the Central Library in the Ilac Centre and ends at Kevin Street Library. The treasure hunt is widely available in Dublin city library branches.

You can download the instructions for free in colour or printer-friendly grayscale here:

Download the Hidden Histories Hunt in colour

Download the Hidden Histories Hunt in printer-friendly greyscale

Dublin City Council’s Historian in Residence for Children Dervilia Roche, with illustrator John Farrelly of Deadly Irish History, created this ‘Hidden Histories Hunt’, a self-guided treasure hunt for children in Dublin City.

The treasure hunt is all outdoors, except for the starting point. No admission fees are needed. Some parts of the route cross through parks, which may be closed in the evenings.

The hunt involves a 3km walk from the start point to the finish point and takes approximately 1.5 hours to complete.

The questions are suitable for children aged 9-12, but grown-ups will need to help with directions.

The final stop is close to bus and Luas stops, or is approximately 2km direct walk back to the start point.

The Creative Residency programme is made by Dublin City Council Culture Company.


September 25, 2023
October 15, 2023
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Kevin Street Library
18 Lower Kevin Street
Dublin 8, Dublin D08 EY79
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