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10 Must dos When In Dublin
Few places around the globe lend a friendlier hand than Dublin. The Emerald Isle offers wonderful hospitality, complemented by its warm and friendly hosts. A cosmopolitan city, Dublin is rightly proud of its rich heritage, but also presents a modern face consistent with up-to-date culture.
1. Trinity School
Housing the Book of Kells, a near two century old manuscript compiled by monks, Trinity School is Dublin’s oldest university, built in 1592.
2. Christ Church Cathedral
Dublin’s oldest building dates back nearly one 1000 years to 1038. It was built courtesy of the invading Vikings, a monument to serve a powerful army.
3. Dublin Castle
Dating back to the Norman invasion, this special example of medieval architecture captures the artistic influence of the time. Magnificent painted ceilings and crystal chandeliers portray the Ireland of one 1000 years ago.
4. National Gallery of Ireland
Monet and Picasso are just two of the influential artists on display in the city’s largest gallery. Some 2,500 paintings give a flavour of a historic past and present.
5. Guinness Storehouse
Ireland’s most well-known export was once brewed in this famous old building. Since relocated, the Guinness Storehouse now delights in telling its visitors how one of the world’s favourite beverages came to be.
6. Temple Bar
Contrasting Dublin’s historic ancestry, Temple Bar brings the city right up to modern day with its cosmopolitan mix of bars, restaurants, shops and art galleries.
7. Smithfield Village
More eating, drinking and shopping can be seen at Smithfield Village, a newly renovated development. A walk to the top of the Chimney presents magnificent, panoramic views of Dublin.
8. Grafton Street
Megastar department stores trade alongside local craft shops in the most active shopping area of Dublin. [Traditional conventional] Irish gifts and souvenirs can be seen more easily in the adjacent Nassau Street.
9. Pint of Guinness
No visit to Ireland would be perfect without a tipple of the world renowned Irish Guinness. Locals say it tastes better in its home city. Well, there’s only one method to determine!
10. Irish Grand National
You can smell the cash amongst the punters present at one of the great sporting events of the calendar. Join the runners and riders during the month of April to witness the Irish Grand National.Read More