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32. Trinity College -
Also known as the University of Dublin, this college
was founded in 1591 by Elizabeth I. Originally, it offered
education to Catholics who had adopted the Protestant
faith. Its library is the largest in Ireland and contains
over 2 million volumes.
13. Guinness Storehouse (Hop Store)- The most popular visit in town is the beer-lover's Disneyland, a multimedia bells-and-whistles homage to the country's most famous export and the city's most enduring symbol. The old grain storehouse, the only part of the massive, 26-hectare St James's Gate Brewery open to the public, is a suitable cathedral in which to worship the black gold; shaped like a giant pint of Guinness, it rises seven impressive storeys high around a stunning central atrium. At the top is the head, represented by the Gravity Bar, with a panoramic view of Dublin.
18. Kilmainham Gaol - One of Europe's most notorious prisons and has been preserved in working order. Eternally cold and bare cells bear mute witness to the harsh prison life faced by inmates.
24. National Museum - This structure contains antiquities and artifacts dating back to 6,000 BC. It is located just off Kildare Street.
6. Dublin Castle - Dublin Castle formerly housed the offices of the British viceroy of Ireland and is the nucleus around which the modern town developed. Most of the structure was completed in the 16th century but parts of it date back to the 13th century.
29. St. Patricks Cathedral - Ireland's largest church and the National Cathedral - this special status was conferred on a church were no bishop actually has his throne! Founded in 1191 by Archbishop Comyn the building was substantially renovated between 1844 and 1869 with moneys granted and raised by Sir Benjamin Lee Guinness. Visitors will thus find a neo-gothic cathedral with some older parts.
31. Temple Bar is an area on the south bank of the River Liffey in central Dublin, Ireland. Unlike the areas surrounding it, Temple Bar has preserved its medieval street pattern, with many narrow cobbled streets. It is promoted as "Dublin's cultural quarter" and has a lively nightlife that is popular with tourists See more sights outside of Dublin below.
Bus Tours: Bus Tours at Bus Eireann Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, Gray Line Sightseeing Tours to Wicklow, Powerscourt and Newgrange www.dublinbus.ie The Top Ten Sights Not to Miss in Dublin - goireland.about.com Dublin Vacations, Tourism and Dublin, Ireland Travel Reviews - TripAdvisor Sights in Dublin - Lonely Planet Visit Dublin - Official Tourist Information Local Flavour Dublin @ Yelp Dublin Port @ www.royalcaribbean.com R. Craig Collins' Portfolio: Dublin Visit Dublin - Dublin Events - Dublin Festival Season - September-OctoberAbout - History:
Dublin is the capital of Ireland with 1 million people. Dublin was famous for its textile industries, especially willens, cotton, silk and poplin.
Alexander Finley, my 7th Great Grandfather was a wool and linen merchant here from 1691-1706.
Dublin was the birthplace and home of several influential writers in the 19th and 20th centuries, including; William Butler Yeats, James Joyce, Sean O'Casey, Samuel Beckett and George Bernard Shaw.
Dublin Area Sights: Newgrange Stone Age Passage Tomb - Boyne Valley, Ireland 40 min from Dublin.