Kilmainham Gaol opened in 1796, and is without doubt Ireland’s most famous prison. Many famous Irish Nationalists were held in prison here and the leaders of the 1916 Ester Rising were executed in the... more
Created in 1311, this ever since has been Dublin's largest college. For the tourist its famous as the home of the medieval manuscript, "the book of Kells". it one of the best preserved medieval... more
The Guinness Factory was really interesting, it is a self tour so you can take it at your own pace. They have lots and lots of signs, boards, things you can read and it makes your tour really long. So... more
Situated on the River Liffey not far from O'Connell Street. This was Dublin's only pedestrian bridge up until the year 2000. For a 100 years Iit cost a half penny to cross it, now of course it's free.... more
Dublin Castle (Irish: Caisleán Bhaile Átha Cliath) off Dame Street, Dublin, Ireland, was until 1922 the seat of British rule in Ireland, and is now a major Irish government complex. Most of it dates... more
Christ Church Cathedral (The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity) was founded on the former site of an old wooden Viking church (built in 1038). The present stone cathedral was begun 140 years later, a huge... more
This is my favourite park in Dublin, and I now try to visit each time I'm in Dublin. At my recent visit (October 2011) I particularly enjoyed watching the swans fluffing up their feathers on the... more
The largest (and longest) avenue in Dublin has a long and rich history, since its creation in the 18th century.
After being neglected for some years, it was recently recovered, and shows today a wide... more
VT-member Anne Marie took me to Phoenix Park, a place I had never been to before in Dublin. She told me we would probably see some deer and we did. There is a herd of 400 – 450 deer in the park, and... more
Grafton street is the most commercial street of Dublin. Closed to traffic, you may find there... the usual!
All the great brands that are taking control of the world, and all locals and visitors in... more
The cathedral dates from 1220 and is built in honour of Ireland’s patron saint. Over the years the cathedral has been changed many times; the spire was added in the late 17th century, and much of the... more
Located on O'Connell Street, The Spire of Dublin (Spuaic Bhaile Átha Cliath), or it's official title, The Monument of Light (An Túr Solais) . It is also commonly known as The Spike - It is a tradition... more
The post office itself is a beautiful building with Georgian, neoclassical architecture. Indeed, it was the last of its kind to be built in Dublin and opened to the public in 1818. Inside, all the... more
Prior to my recent very quick trip throught Dublin in November 2012 (merely in transit to and from Connolly Station to the ferryport) if you had told me there was a pub in Dublin that does not serve... more
I recently visited Dublin and I had such a great time on a night out at the Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship! I really can recommend it to everybody as it is an unusual but magnificent setting... more
A charming wonderfully landscaped zoo. The circuit is laid out so you can stroll the entire zoo without the necessity of doubling back. While the animal collection is somewhat limited, the walk around... more
A very nice square in the Western part of the northbank of the Liffey is a square called Smithfield Plaza. The square is mostly famous because it has the Jameson Distillery at its eastside. Today you... more
I love Molly Malone!
No, I'm not exactly talking about the lady. As a matter of fact, we really don't know who she was - a fishmonger, a prostitute, or just a name.
I was talking about the song... more
I spent a couple of very interesting hours in the National Museum of Archaeology and History. The place has loads of collections from different eras and you can easily forget the time passin by as you... more
Speaking of spooky mummies, that's exactly what St. Michan's Church is famous for! St. Michan's is the oldest church north of the Liffey and the present building, dating back to 1686, was built on the... more
An Old Irish Blessing
May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
A story from the Sunday Times (31/8/03) I think neatly sums up the kind of affect that Dublin and its famous black liquid can have on people :
RED FACES OF THE WEEK :
Three Italian tourist enjoyed a...