Dublin is the capital and most populous city of Ireland.It is situated near the midpoint of Irelands east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey
Originally founded as a Viking settlement in the 9th century evolved into the Kingdom of Dublin and became the islandsprincipal city following the Norman invasion.
DUBLIN CASTLE Which became the centre of English power inIreland, was founded in 1204 as a major defensive work on the orders of King John of England
CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRALIn the oldest part of Dublin. Is the second protestant cathedral.Built in 1172 for a Norman baron and finished in English Gothic style.
SAINT PATRICK’S CATHEDRALBuilt in honour of Ireland’s patron saint,Saint Patrick’s Cathedral stands adjacent to the famous well where tradition has itSaint Patrick baptized converts on his visit to Dublin. The present building dates from 1220.It is today the National Cathedral of the Church of Ireland and also serves as a popular tourist attraction in Ireland.
Dublin was incorporated into the EnglishCrown as The Pale, The Tudor conquestof Ireland in the 16th century spelt a new era for Dublin.Determined to make Dublin a Protestant city, Queen Elizabeth I of England established Trinity College in 1592 as a solely Protestant university and ordered that the Catholic St. Patricks and Christ Church cathedrals be converted to Protestant.
Many people visit Trinity College, to see the Book ofKells in the Librarythere.This Book is an illustratedmanuscript createdby Celtas monks in 888 AD.
As the city continued to prosper during the 18th century, georgian dublin became, for a short period, the second largest city of the British Empire.
The vast majority of Dublins most notable architecture dates from this period, such as the the Custom House, Temple Bar and Graftonstreet, remaining areas that were not affected by the wave of Georgian reconstruction and maintained their medieval character.
TEMPLE BARIt is an area on the south bank of the river Liffey in central Dublin. Unlike the areas surrounding it, Temple Bar has preserved its medieval street pattern, with many narrow streets. It is promoted as "Dublins cultural quarter" and has a lively nightlife that is popular with tourists.
GRAFTON STREETIs one of the two principal shopping streets in Dublin city centre, the other being Henry street. Its near OConell bridge.In 2008, Grafton Street was the fifth most expensive main shopping street in the world.
Molly MaloneStatue near Grafton Street.This woman was a seafood seller of the street. She was always singing a song that became the false anthem of Dublin.
James Joyce Irish famous writer, his greatest works were Ulysses and Dubliners
The Liffey divides the city in two between the Northside and the Southside.
THE SPIRE One of Dublins newest monuments, officially titled "Monument of Light". It is a 121.2 metres (398 ft) conical spire made of stainless steel and is located on OConnell Street.It is intended to mark Dublins place in the 21st century.
PARKSDublin has more green spaces per square kilometre than any other European capital city. The council also plants approximately 5,000 trees annually and manages over 1,500 hectares of parks.
GUINESS STORE HOUSEIreland is famous for its beers, including the most remarkable Guinness.
Irish whiskey, typical of the island and ischaracterized by its tradition and unique flavor.
The green doll lucky (Lucky Leprechaun) is very famous in Ireland as it tells the legend of a man of about 15cm high workingmaking shoes with a hammer andif you hear him and you can catch him, he will tell you where his treasure is but if you lose him, they will disappear forever.
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