Archaeological Findings

When we began construction of our brand-new hotel in the heart of The Liberties we knew we had arrived in the beating heart of Dublin, where the rich heritage of a historic city quarter sits side by side with a vibrant local community, iconic brands, creative energy and engaging architecture.

What we didn’t expect were the myriad of extraordinary archaeological discoveries that lay just beneath the surface of our new Dean Street home. We have carefully excavated and preserved each of the findings, from a rare piece of 11th century graffiti art to a lucky 18th century horse’s head, and we are honoured to have become the custodians of this priceless piece of Irish history.

We look forward to sharing stories from the site’s fascinating 900-year-old history when you stay with us at Hyatt Centric, The Liberties Dublin.

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Dutch Tile

Long before New-York style subway tiles were in vogue, the distinctive blue and white pattern of Dutch Tiles was the choice of discerning Dublin houseowners.

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Horse’s Head

Put coins in the walls, move in on a Friday and…bury a horse’s head? Here’s a new house superstition we bet you’ve never heard before.

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Bowl and Spoon

In an era of never-ending upgrades and improvements, there are some things that will never change.

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Odin’s Slate

Drawing pictures has been an important way to share history and stories for thousands of years.

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Key

What secrets could this key hold?

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Stick Pin

Have you ever wondered how people kept their coat closed before buttons or zippers were invented?

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Hyatt Centric The Liberties Dublin

Dean Street,
Dublin,
Ireland,
D08 W3X7

+353 1 708 1900