Glasgow and the Irish Revolution
Visit sites linked to movements and figures associated with Irish Republicanism and the 1816 Easter Rising, from the Gallowgate to Midland St., on this walk led by historian Stephen Coyle.
The story of Glasgow's Clyde Bridges in many ways reflects the development of Glasgow. As the city flourished in the 18th and 19th centuries, the demands for better communications resulted in bridges being built which, in turn, encouraged further trade and prosperity. So bridges both nurtured and reflected the growth of the city. The bridges also tell the story of transportation, from the pedestrian and horse traffic of the middle ages, through railway mania in the 19th century, and the 20th century age of the motor car, onwards into the new millennium. Glasgow has all types of bridges ranging from suspension to cable stayed, and from arched to truss, with all manner of materials used in their construction from steel to concrete, and from granite to wood. Glasgow's Clyde Bridges are steeped in history and offer a unique walking experience!
Thurs 19th, 2pm; 120 mins
Meeting point: 11 Moore Street (near stone arch entrance to Old Meat Market off Gallowgate)
Booking essential - opens 1st September at 10am
Accessibility: Limited accessibility - Walk takes place mainly on main roads with even pavements, but may include uneven ground.
Parking available in the vicinity - charges in operation.