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2-Day South Ireland Tour from Dublin
"Day 1: Dublin - Cobh - Blarney -CorkDepart Dublin and enjoy a relaxing drive to the midlands of Ireland to County Cork passing through battlefield set of Hollywood's blockbuster movie Braveheart. Have a refreshment stop along the way in the famous Co formerly known as Queenstown the departure point for 2.5 million Irish people who emigrated to North America and Australia between 1848 and 1950. It was also famously the final port of call for the RMS Titanic when she set out across the Atlantic on her ill-fated maiden voyage in April of 1912. You will have plenty of time to visit the most impressive S Cork. Here you will have time to visit the English Markets recently visited by Queen Elizabeth II that offers a wide range of local produce from artisan meats and cheeses and all that is good about Irish fine fare. This is an ideal place to enjoy lunch (own expense). The afternoon is spent in Blarney where you visit Blarney Castle and kiss the Blarne the world's largest Irish shop. Return to Cork where you spend the night and are spoiled by the vast array of traditional eateries
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Dublin Historical Walking Tour including Trinity College
"Your guide has a passion for all aspects of history and will be delighted to discuss anything which might be of interest to you. Dublin combines a medieval city with the most stately of eighteenth century architecture and a thriving contemporary cultural at every street corner there are reminders of the characters - revolutionary literary and others - who imagined the city. In just 2 hours this entertaining 'seminar on the street' conducted by history graduates of Trinity College Dublin explores the main features of Irish history - Dublin's development the influence of the American and French Revolutions the Potato Famine 1845 - 1849
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The Dublin City Walking Tour
"Your Dublin walking tour starts on Dublin’s main street O’Connell Street one of the widest streets in Europe. Here you will see the General Post Office a place of symbolic importance for Irish people as it was the headquarters of the Irish provisional government during the 1916 rebellion which led to Irish independence!Then follow your guide through the Henry Street shopping district toward St Mary’s Church a former Church of Ireland that is now a bar and restaurant simply called The Church. It’s one of the earliest examples of a galleried church in Dublin. It was built at the beginning of the 18th century and boasts many outstanding features
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The Custom House would have to be one of the most impressive buildings in Dublin. Described as "one of the jewels in the city's architectural crown," this neo-classic styled building took 10 years to...
Oct 31, 2016


My accommodation was opposite the Custom House so this was the first building i saw from my room. James Gandon was the architect in charge and he started work in 1791 and completed his masterpiece 10...
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Jul 27, 2015

Georgian: Custom of the Country

Constructed in the 1780s for the enormous sum of 200,000 pounds, to a design of architect James Gandon (1743-1823), who was also responsible for the Four Courts building and other neoclassical piles...
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Jul 14, 2013

Customs House

The Customs House is a magnificent structure, especially illuminated at night. Its location is ideal and if you like architecture as I do, you will really appreciate its beauty from George’s Quay...
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May 01, 2009

Customs House

The Custom House is often considered architecturally the most important building in Dublin. This European neo-classical masterpiece that sits majestically on the river front was completed in 1791 by...
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Nov 26, 2008

customs house

this majestic building was built in 1791 by the british architect james gandon. in 1800 the act of union transfered the customs and excise duties to london thus making this building obsolete. in 1921...
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Jul 07, 2007

Custom House

The custom House stands along River Liffey at Custom House Quay, on the north side of the river. It is an impressive building, 114 metres long. It was designed by James Gandon, an Georgian architect,...
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Mar 18, 2007

The Custom House

The Custom House is an important landmark in Dublin, often considered the most important building in the city and was the first major public building built here as an isolated structure with four...
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May 29, 2005

Custom House

Custom House is an impressive Georgian building made from Portland stone and completed in 1791. It now contains government offices and a Visitor Centre (which I didn't visit). The best view is from...
Feb 17, 2005

Custom House

This government building was designed by the English architect James Gandon as costums office. A fire in 1921 caused severe damage, the restauration was only finished in 1991.Two pavilions with the...
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Oct 13, 2004

Custom House

As you walk along the Liffey the 'new' Custom House is the imposing building to be seen. Built in 1791 it has a green copper roof. The docks were closed in the 20th C and in 1987 development started...
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Jul 30, 2004

The Customs House

A magbificebt Georgian Building on the north side of the River Liffey.To-day it houses the Department of the Environment.During British rule it housed records. It was burned by the IRB (IRA) on the...
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Abbey Theatre

An evening at the Abbey Theatre is a must do during a Dublin visit. The theatre stages plays from famous irish playwrights, Shaw, Wilde etc and they are all magnificently produced. Light years away...
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St. Mary's Pro Cathedral

BLESSED MARGARET BALL & BLESSED FRANCIS TAYLOR. Their statue stands outside St.Mary's Pro Cathedral and with good reason. Margaret Ball (1515–1584) was an important member of the Irish society in...
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O'Connell Bridge

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...
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General Post Office

I never dreamt this Greek Revival style building would be the Dublin Post Office! What an impressive building it was! In 1814, Francis Johnston designed a building that he thought was attractive...
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O'Connell Street

Sráid Uí Chonaill is the main street in Dublin and is almost 50 m wide and 500 m long but in the 1600's it was a narrow street called Drogheda St, later widened and changed to Sackville Street. In...
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Book of Kells @ Trinity College

Considered one of Dublin’s most cherished treasures, the Book of Kells housed in Trinity College’s Old Library is an especially well preserved, and rare manuscript written in Latin and dating from...
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