The Fair City
Dublin, the capital of Ireland, is a vibrant city with so much culture, history, and fun exploration. On our last leg of our trip to Ireland, we had one last night in Dublin. One day is nowhere near enough time to spend in this beautiful city.
Our tour began in near Trinity College, the oldest and most widely known college in Ireland. Trinity College was founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth and has had many famous authors graduate from the school, such as Oscar Wilde and Jonathan Swift. One of the main attractions at Trinity College resides in the Old Library and is ‘The Book of Kells”. The Book of Kells was created by Celtic monks thousands of years ago to create an illustrated version of the Gospels.
When you leave Trinity College, you can walk towards St. Andrews street where you will find Saint Andrews church along with the statue of Molly Malone on Suffolk Street. The statue was dedicated in 1988 to celebrate the Millennium celebrations in Dublin and at this time the song Molly Malone was declared the unofficial anthem of Dublin. In this area of the city there are plenty of Irish bars, pick your choice of an Irish name, and you can find a bar within walking distance with the same name. Many of the buildings in Ireland have intricate detailing on the outside along with flower boxes that decorate the sides of the facades. You can also visit the Irish Whiskey Museum. This museum is dedicated to the making of all Irish Whiskey and the Irish Monks who brought their craft of distillery to Ireland.
The Temple Bar area of Dublin is a great place to enjoy an evening. The Temple Bar neighborhood has a great mix of bars, restaurants, and street vendors. There is always live music, shows to see and plenty of people watching. The Temple Bar is a fun spot to grab a pint of Guinness and enjoy the live music. The Temple Bar has been in the same place in Dublin for over 160 years. Though the neighborhood is referredto as Temple Bar, there is an actual bar that you can gather with friends.
These few sights are just a small number of the things to see and do in Dublin. A few of the other top things to do are St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Old Jameson Distillery and the Guinness Storehouse. Depending on your interests, if it is the numerous cathedrals, churches, castles, shopping, restaurants or bars, you could spend several nights here just to explore and enjoy all that Dublin has to offer.
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