Dublin

Dublin

DublinThe city of Dublin has existed for over a thousand years, in one form or another, as the industrial and cultural center of Ireland. The english name ‘Dublin’ originates from the the Irish ‘dubh linn’ which means ‘black pool’.

A Brief History

This is because of a dark, deep pool located at the point where the river Poddle meets the river Liffey near Dublin Castle. Around the year 840, it was a Viking settlement known as Dyflin. However the Vikings were removed from power in 1171 after the city was captured by the King of Leinster, Dermot MacMurrough alongside the Anglo-Normans. This established Dublin as the center of English rule in Ireland.
After about 800 years of British rule, tension reached an all time high in the early 1910s. This eventually culminated in the 1916 Easter Rising and the Irish War of Independance from 1919 to 1921. During the Easter Rising, the Irish rebels captured a number of important buildings in Dublin city. They defended their position for a week before they had to surrender to the British forces. After the rebels had surrendered, the British military captured 16 of their leaders and executed them at Kilmainham Gaol.
The Irish War of Independance came to an end on the 11th of July 1921 after a truce was declared. Following this truce, the Anglo-Irish Treaty was negotiated and signed. This Treaty established the Irish Free state, which included only 26 of the 32 counties of Ireland were released from British rule. The remaining 6 counties were to remain under British rule known by a new name, Northern Ireland.
Tourist Attractions

Guinness Storehouse

The Guinness Storehouse is widely considered to be at the top of the list of Dublin’s tourist attractions. Guinness is to Ireland as wine is to France, so given that St. James’s Gate Brewery is the home of Guinness, it’s a must-visit for anyone interested in the rich history of the famous brew in Dublin and beyond.

Trinity College Dublin

Dublin boasts the oldest university in Ireland, founded back in 1952, Trinity College has a long and rich history with exhibitions of beautiful medieval manuscripts like the Book of Kells. Trinity is located right in the centre of Dublin which makes it a great candidate for a visit no matter where you plan on going in the city.

General Post Office (GPO)

Located on O’Connell street, the GPO houses the An Post Museum and is one of Dublin’s most well-known buildings. The rebels used this building as their headquarters during the 1916 Easter Rising. Bullet holes can still be seen dotted around the columns and walls at it’s front.

Places to Eat/Drink

Chapter One

This Michelin starred restaurant is the former home of the Jameson whiskey family. Using local Irish ingredients and produce they promise a multi-sensory dining experience.

Mary’s Bar and Hardware Shop

Looking for a hammer or maybe just to get hammered? Well either way Mary’s has it all! They even have a Wowburger in the basement if you get hungry.

Accents Coffee & Tea Lounge

This Dublin café exists as a pub alternative if you’re looking for a late night coffee and chat with a friend or a quiet place to read a book. Their cosy basement seating area has lots of comfy couches to relax on.

Temple bar

After a long day traveling around Dublin’s fair city why not go to the famous temple bar, while in the heart of Dublin city you will not experience such an upbeat atmosphere from all the pubs around the area. Temple bar offers some of Ireland’s finest drinks and is always a place to go for just a nice pint of Guinness or to just experience Dublin’s great nightlife.

Dublin castle

Why not take a visit to Dublin Castle, situated right near Dublin’s temple bar on Dame street it served as the house of British monarchs when they ruled Ireland, Dublin castle now is one of Dublin cities the largest tourist attractions with tours every day and walls filled with history and stories waiting to be heard.


Seaside towns

Dublin also has lovely towns to visit such as the town of Dun Laoghaire and Howth. They are both seaside towns with so much to offer. From a famous walk down Dun Laoghaire pier and why not enjoy a nice Teddy’s ice cream or why not take a dart to the famous Howth harbour to enjoy some fresh Fish and Chips or even walk the Howth Cliff Walk.

A Brief History

This is because of a dark, deep pool located at the point where the river Poddle meets the river Liffey near Dublin Castle. Around the year 840, it was a Viking settlement known as Dyflin. However the Vikings were removed from power in 1171 after the city was captured by the King of Leinster, Dermot MacMurrough alongside the Anglo-Normans. This established Dublin as the center of English rule in Ireland.
After about 800 years of British rule, tension reached an all time high in the early 1910s. This eventually culminated in the 1916 Easter Rising and the Irish War of Independance from 1919 to 1921. During the Easter Rising, the Irish rebels captured a number of important buildings in Dublin city. They defended their position for a week before they had to surrender to the British forces. After the rebels had surrendered, the British military captured 16 of their leaders and executed them at Kilmainham Gaol.
The Irish War of Independance came to an end on the 11th of July 1921 after a truce was declared. Following this truce, the Anglo-Irish Treaty was negotiated and signed. This Treaty established the Irish Free state, which included only 26 of the 32 counties of Ireland were released from British rule. The remaining 6 counties were to remain under British rule known by a new name, Northern Ireland.
Tourist Attractions

Guinness Storehouse

The Guinness Storehouse is widely considered to be at the top of the list of Dublin’s tourist attractions. Guinness is to Ireland as wine is to France, so given that St. James’s Gate Brewery is the home of Guinness, it’s a must-visit for anyone interested in the rich history of the famous brew in Dublin and beyond.

Trinity College Dublin

Dublin boasts the oldest university in Ireland, founded back in 1952, Trinity College has a long and rich history with exhibitions of beautiful medieval manuscripts like the Book of Kells. Trinity is located right in the centre of Dublin which makes it a great candidate for a visit no matter where you plan on going in the city.

General Post Office (GPO)

Located on O’Connell street, the GPO houses the An Post Museum and is one of Dublin’s most well-known buildings. The rebels used this building as their headquarters during the 1916 Easter Rising. Bullet holes can still be seen dotted around the columns and walls at it’s front.

Places to Eat/Drink

Chapter One

This Michelin starred restaurant is the former home of the Jameson whiskey family. Using local Irish ingredients and produce they promise a multi-sensory dining experience.

Mary’s Bar and Hardware Shop

Looking for a hammer or maybe just to get hammered? Well either way Mary’s has it all! They even have a Wowburger in the basement if you get hungry.

Accents Coffee & Tea Lounge

This Dublin café exists as a pub alternative if you’re looking for a late night coffee and chat with a friend or a quiet place to read a book. Their cosy basement seating area has lots of comfy couches to relax on.

Temple bar

After a long day traveling around Dublin’s fair city why not go to the famous temple bar, while in the heart of Dublin city you will not experience such an upbeat atmosphere from all the pubs around the area. Temple bar offers some of Ireland’s finest drinks and is always a place to go for just a nice pint of Guinness or to just experience Dublin’s great nightlife.

Dublin castle

Why not take a visit to Dublin Castle, situated right near Dublin’s temple bar on Dame street it served as the house of British monarchs when they ruled Ireland, Dublin castle now is one of Dublin cities the largest tourist attractions with tours every day and walls filled with history and stories waiting to be heard.

Seaside towns

Dublin also has lovely towns to visit such as the town of Dun Laoghaire and Howth. They are both seaside towns with so much to offer. From a famous walk down Dun Laoghaire pier and why not enjoy a nice Teddy’s ice cream or why not take a dart to the famous Howth harbour to enjoy some fresh Fish and Chips or even walk the Howth Cliff Walk.





                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

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