Dublin is the capital of Ireland and is situated on the banks of the River Liffey. Dublin is renown for its cultural attractions which include music, museums, art galleries, - oh, and the occasional pub!
Places to visit in Dublin
O'Connell Street and O'Connell Bridge - the main street of Dublin and lined with grand buildings. A good place to start any tour.
Dublin Castle - dating from the 18th century but there are remains of an older medieval castle as well. Now a Government building.
Christ Church Cathedral - is the older of Dublin's two cathedrals and dates back to the 14th century although the present building was extensively remodelled during the 19th century.
The City Hall - was built in the 18th century and is now home to Dublin City Council - but parts are open to visitors.
The National Museum of Ireland - has archaeological exhibits from around Ireland from prehistoric times to the 19th century. Nearby is the natural history section of the museum.
The National Gallery - has a large collection of mostly Irish art.
Pubs - after an exhausting hour or two of the cultural highlights - make for one of the many fine pubs around the city, many of them with live music. You know it was the real reason you came! Try the Temple Bar for starters.
Phoenix Park - is Dublin's main urban park it is around a mile from the centre. It is a large, natural parkland area with deer roaming around.
Samuel Beckett Bridge - is Dublin's latest attraction - it is a cable-stayed bridge that joins Sir John Rogerson's Quay on the south side of the River Liffey to Guild Street and North Wall Quay in the Docklands area.
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