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Things to see in Dublin

Dublin is the capital of Ireland and the city where one third of the Irish population lives. It is a place that welcomes its visitors and makes a great place to spent a long weekend. The city is a nice combination of interesting things to see and many pubs where one can get a decent meal and socialize.

One of the most famous sights is O'Connell street which is the main thoroughfare of the city and home to the General post office (GPO). The GPO is an impressive building and was the location for the 1916 uprising. Bullet holes are still visible today, although some of it is said to be damage from the pollution. 

The largest attraction in Dublin is Trinity College which is Ireland's oldest University. It is an architectural marvel and built in a style similar to a typical English College and consists of large squares surrounded by lecture theaters and student accommodation. There is no entrance fee and you can walk around by yourself or take one of the tours which is guided by some of the students who study here. Trinity College also displays the book of Kells in the Long hall. These books are the oldest in Ireland. 

The river Liffey runs through the city center and on both sides several interesting buildings can be found. On one end is the custom house and on the other end the Four courts building. Beyond those points there is little of interest. In between there are many bright colored houses and several bridges that connect both sides. The most recognizable is the ha'penny bridge which is pedestrian only. 

There are a few other places worth mentioning which includes the bank of Ireland, city hall and Dublin castle. The castle has been through some serious refurbishments and building works which has resulted in an interesting combination of architectural styles which clearly represent different era's. The last main sight of Dublin is the St. Patrick's cathedral which is the spiritual center of the country. It also has some nice gardens which are located in a quiet area.

If you have done enough sightseeing you can go for a proper pint of Guinness in the temple bar district which is an older part of town and has a high density of pubs. The area was original planned to be demolished but because of its vibrant life it has stayed the same. Outside of temple bar, there is no shortage of Irish pubs either.

For those who are looking for a day trip out of Dublin the best option is to step into a tourist office and ask for some information. Few of these are accessible by public transport so usually the options are to rent a car or join a organized tour. The tours that visit the nearby area usually visit the Wicklow mountains, but there are several which go all the way to the west coast to visit the cliffs of Moher or Blarney castle in the south. 

Getting into Dublin means flying to its airport unless you come from somewhere else in (Northern) Ireland or take a ferry. It is well served by budget airlines. It is a compact city and small enough to walk to the majority of sights. For distances a bit further away there is the Luas (tram) or the trains. Buses are also available, but due to the busy traffic they might not be the best option. The best time to visit is probably the summer as this time of the year has the best chance of some dry weather, although this cannot be guaranteed. The winters are relatively mild, but can get very wet.


Travel photo gallery of Dublin

 
Georgian architecture on Merrion Square.

Georgian architecture on Merrion Square.

 
Custom house in Dublin.

Custom house.

 
National library of Ireland.

National library of Ireland.

 


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Houses of the Oreachtas.

 



Dublin castle.

Dublin castle.

 
Clock tower in Dublin castle.

Clock tower in Dublin castle.

 



Dublin castle, part of Irish history.

Dublin castle, part of Irish history.

 
Georgian architecture which can be seen throughout Dublin.

Georgian architecture which can be seen throughout the city.

 



Houses of the Oreachtas in Dublin.

Houses of the Oreachtas.

 



Dublin's government buildings.

Government buildings.

 
Government building.

Government building.

 



Houses in Georgian architecture.

Houses built in Georgian architecture.

 
Plant which have overgrown a house in Georgian style in Dublin.

Plant which have overgrown a house in Georgian style.

 
Molly Malone statue.

Molly Malone statue.

 



Oldest building in Trinity college Dublin.

Oldest building in Trinity college.

 
Parliament square of TCD.

Parliament square of TCD.

 
Long room in Trinity college in which the Book of Kells are kept.

Long room in Trinity college in which the Book of Kells are kept.

 
The Long Room building in Trinity college.

The Long Room building in Trinity college.

 
Old building in Trinity college Dublin.

Old building in Trinity college.

 
Red brick buildings in Trinity College Dublin.

Red brick buildings in Trinity College.

 
The Campanile on Parliament square, a landmark monument of Trinity College.

The Campanile on Parliament square, a landmark monument of Trinity College.

 



The Campanile of TCD.

The Campanile of TCD.

 
An old building in Trinity College Dublin.

An old building in Trinity College.

 



Students hall in Trinity College Dublin.

Students hall in Trinity College.

 
Statue of former provost George Salmon on Parliament square.

Statue of former provost George Salmon on Parliament square.

 



Students hall in Trinity College Dublin.

Students hall in Trinity College.

 
Statue in front of the main entrance of Trinity College.

Statue in front of the main entrance of Trinity College.

 
Bank of Ireland.

Bank of Ireland.

 
Inside Dublin castle.

Inside the castle grounds.

 
Gardens of Dublin castle.

Gardens of the castle.

 
Dublin castle seen from the gardens.

Dublin castle seen from the gardens.

 
Red brick buildings in Dublin.

Red brick buildings.

 
Typical Irish pub in Dublin.

Typical Irish pub.

 
Christchurch Cathedral in Dublin.

Christchurch Cathedral.

 



Christchurch Cathedral.

Christchurch Cathedral.

 



Building constructed with red brick.

Building constructed with red brick.

 
Dublin city hall.

City hall.

 
Front facade of Dublin city hall.

Front facade of the city hall.

 
A pub in temple bar.

A pub in temple bar.

 
Ha'Penny bridge crossing the river Liffy.

Ha'Penny bridge crossing the river Liffy.

 
Ha'Penny bridge.

Ha'Penny bridge.

 
Temple bar district in Dublin.

Temple bar district.

 
Shop in Temple Bar.

Shop in Temple Bar.

 
Old historical building in Dublin.

Old historical building.

 



College Green in Dublin.

College Green.

 
Main entrance to Trinity College Dublin.

Main entrance to Trinity College Dublin.

 
Facade of the Bank of Ireland.

Facade of the Bank of Ireland.

 
View from parliament square in TCD.

View from parliament square in TCD.

 



The courtyard inside Trinity College.

The courtyard inside Trinity College.

 
Old building in Trinity College.

Old building in Trinity College.

 



Four Courts.

Four Courts.

 
Garden of remembrance.

Garden of remembrance.

 
General Post Office on O'Connell street.

General Post Office on O'Connell street.

 
Historical building in Dublin.

Historical building opposite St. Patrick's cathedral.

 



Bridge over the river Liffey.

Bridge over the river Liffey.

 
O'Connell street.

O'Connell street.

 



O'Connell street in Dublin.

O'Connell street.

 



Financial district in Dublin.

Financial district.

 
The clock tower of St. Patricks Cathedral.

The clock tower of St. Patricks Cathedral.

 



St. Patricks Cathedral in Dublin.

St. Patricks Cathedral.

 
Christchurch cathedral.

Christchurch cathedral.

 



Customhouse near the river Liffey.

Customhouse near the river Liffey.

 



Student's hall on Parliament square in Trinity College.

Student's hall on Parliament square in Trinity College.

 



Main entrance to Trinity College seen from the inside.

Main entrance to Trinity College seen from the inside.

 
Campanile on Parliament Square in Trinity College Dublin.

Campanile on Parliament Square.

 
Abbey Presbyterian church.

Abbey Presbyterian church.


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Last update: 25/09/2013