Capital of Ireland
The city of Dublin is the capital of the Republic of Ireland, situated at the mouth of the River Life, near the center of the island’s east coast, in the center of County Dublin. The city was originally founded in the year 841 by the Vikings as a military base and slave center. Since the middle Ages it is the capital of Ireland.
Dublin is a lively and entertaining city. The Temple Bar (the old quarter, where you can find tourists from all over the world), or places like the modern Thunder Road Café, with diverse themes.
Stroll through Trinity College, the most prestigious Irish university. The famous statue of Molly Malone, very traditional in Dublin, is in front of the entrance of the university. Concerning her, many songs have been written although it was never possible to know for sure if it is only a legend or it really existed, it is said that it was a woman who worked as a fisherman by day and at night was a lady of Student Company and teacher of the Trinity College.
The Guinness brewery is very traditional and important to Dublin. It was founded by Arthur Guinness and after touring the factory facilities you can enjoy one of their best beers on its terrace at the top from which you can see a magnificent view of all of Dublin.
Interesting Facts about Dublin
St Stephen’s Green Park can be found in the very center of Dublin.
Dublin is home to a number of pubs, superpubs and clubs.
It is very popular to play live music on the streets and avenues of the city, which has generated great international rock bands like U2, Hothouse Flowers, Boyzone, Thin Lizzy, Boomtown, The Script. Etc.
The city of Dublin traces its origins to more than 1,000 years. From a small Viking settlement it has become one of the most vibrant capitals in the world. A city rich in cultural heritage, walking through the streets of Dublin will see many reminders of its past, from the Book of Kells dating back to 800 AD, to its splendid Georgian architecture, magnificent castles and medieval cathedrals. The glorious past of Dublin is very lively and interactive. For those interested in history, architecture or art or for those who would like to experience a piece of history, Dublin is truly the place to be!
Castle Ardgillan, County Dublin Balbriggan
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Ardgillan is situated on the raised coast between Balbriggan and Skerries and is unique.
Dublin Castle, Dame Street, County Dublin
Dublin Castle is the heart of the historic city center. In fact, the town gets its name from the pool “Dubh Linn”, which was in the castle gardens.
City Hall, Dame Street, 2,
Exhibition in the vaults of City Hall gives the atmosphere to the history of Dublin City Hall, is an exciting multimedia exhibition that traces the evolution of the city of Dublin.
Guinness Storehouse, Door of St James’s Brewery, 8
Located in the heart of St James’s Brewery Gate, it has been your home since 1759. The Guinness Storehouse is Ireland’s number one attraction and you simply will not be able to leave Dublin without visiting it.
Castle of Malahide
Malahide, County Dublin
Malahide Castle, situated in parkland in the beautiful coastal town of Malahide, was both a fortress and a private residence for almost 800 years and is an interesting mix of architectural styles.
Kilmainham Military Hospital
Kilmainham Military Road, Dublin 8
A magnificent late 17th century building with the Classical Chapel, Great Hall, gardens, cemeteries and artist studios, now home to the Irish and international visual arts.
Aras a Uachtaráin, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8
Bank of Spain – Green College
Green College, Dublin 2
The offices of the prestigious National Bank of Ireland, in its early days were the home of the first general-purpose parliament built in Europe.
78-79 Grafton Street, Dublin 2
Bewley’s began in 1835 when Charles Bewley landed 2000 boxes of tea in Dublin. The family business was expanded into the famous café and finally into the coffee shops. Grafton Street opened coffee in 1927, without any expense in its interior. The famous artist Harry Clarke created six wonderful stained glass windows at a cost of 60,000 pounds.
How to get:
The DART, Dublin Area Rapid Transit, is the metropolitan train that runs Dublin from the north, Malahide, to the south, Dun Laoghaire. Another way to get around Dublin is by means of city buses that cover most of the city’s routes.
Dublin Airport serves the city and surrounding area. It is located 10 km north of Dublin. The airport has varied routes with England, France and Spain.