Leinster House, since 1922, is the home of the Irish parliament - Oireachtas Éireann -, and owes its name to the Dukes of Leinster who used to live in the mansion. There are two Houses in the irish... more
The castle has recently been restored, and is the only castle in Ireland with a fully flooded moat, its in the middle of a highly populated area close to some industrial units beside... more
OK, OK, it was not built as a shopping centre, but built as a town house and office for Lord Powerscourt, the 3rd Viscount (1730-1788). It was designed by Robert Mack from granite mined from the... more
2000 years before the first Pharaoh of Egypt grew out of short pants, the Pre-celtic Irish had the whole monumental tomb thing licked. Dating from about 3200 BC, Newgrange is possibly the finest... more
Powerscourt Shopping Centre is a lovely shopping mall in an old townhouse just off Grafton Street. The town house was built in 1774 Lord Powerscourt. It was turned into a shopping mall more than two... more
Glendalough lies just 25 miles south of Dublin, and it is home to a huge monastery settlement. The most famous sites at Gelnadalough are St. Kevin's Church (11th & 12th Century), Trinity Church (11th... more
Every time I visit Dublin, I have to visit this statue/pay homage to one of my musical heroes-Philip Parris Lynott (20 August 1949 – 4 January 1986), one time lead singer and bass player with Thin... more
Do you want to see a tipycal georgian house and know how a family lived in the XVIII century? Then come to Merrion Square, and in one corner you can visit the number 29. You have to enter through the... more
I go to Dublin fairly regularly as I live in Meath and Collin's Barracks is still the one place I gravitate to when I want to see or do something. I have been in it so many times and as of yet I still... more
The Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery is located at Parnell Square, just down the street from the Dublin Writers' Museum. Admission to the gallery is free, which makes it worth stopping by if you happen to... more
Walking along Aungier Street, I came across this church, and was amused to see the inscription on one of the stone columns by the entrance "Refuge of Sinners Pray for us".
Well........ I had to go... more
Originally known as The Carlisle Bridge (after Frederick Howard, 5th Earl of Carlisle, the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland ), this landmark of Dublin was built in 1796 and rebuilt in 1880 by the Dublin... more
Dating back to 1701, Marsh's Library is the oldest public library in Ireland. It is located right next to St. Patrick's Cathedral and is named after Archbishop Marsh, the man who initiated this... more
Malahide Castle is located in the North of Dublin on Malahide Road. The local Dublin Bus tours have a package you can purchase for 22 Euro that takes you from City Centre to Malahide. The best part of... more
The Dublin Spire is located at the center of Ireland's Capital city & is 120 metres high.
It is built on the same central area of O'Connell Street which was previously occupied by Nelson's Pillar... more
The Casino is considered to be one of the finest 18th century neo-classical buildings in Europe.
Designed by Sir William Chambers as a pleasure house for James Caulfield, 1st Earl of Charlemont, The... more
We caught the Dart train out of Dublin to Dalkey, stopping off at Black Rock on the way back. What a great little journey.
I love the fact the Irish are total chatterboxes on trains, unlike here in... more
The Wicklow Mountains are a popular destination for tourists in Ireland. They have smooth, round summits ground down by glaciation, and consist mainly of granite. They are impressive to look at - if y... more
It's a Saturday night in Dublin. You aren't really a pub person but you want to do something but what is there to do? You consult your guide book and there really is nothing open on Saturday nights.... more
The museum is easy to spot from the outside as it has a great big model of a ginat climbing up the outside.
A lot of the figures are more relevant to Irish history but there are also the obligatory... more
The Dublin Civic Museum
The homeliest museum in Dublin as it deals exclusively with things Dublin. The items on display change often but for true Dubs the most poignant exhibit is the battered stone... more
The tour at the Government buildings is really interesting. I went here in 1997 when the friend of my friend was a tourguide here and enjoyed it a lot.
It's all very stylish and modern inside! Plus... more
Since I was of legal age, I had the urge to dress in green and drink a beer. I usually do this only when I watch a game of my favourite team, Werder Bremen, but the Irish offer me a far greater event... 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...