Three wonderful days in Dublin.
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This town is really worth a visit. It is a wonderfull town, with a lot of history and things to do.
For a school project Mandy had to choose a city. The ones we wanted was not allowed, so searching for another one. We looked through several books and searched on the internet. Dublin was passing by, and the more we read about it, the better it became. So we decided to take a trip to Dublin. And I must say there is nothing I regret (except the rain). The most interesting place is Temple Bar, because this is an authentic, artistic area. Even the stones on the street are authentic. You will find a lot of bars here, but more used by the tourists. Also in this area is the Whiskey brewery. Very nice to visit this one. And very nice you have to taste the whiskey!! This is the south side. This area is probably named Temple Bar, because of the Family Temple first mentioned in 1673.
Dublin is an old city, divided by the river the Liffey.
Then there was George Bernard Shaw, he was born 26 july 1856 and died 2 november 1950. He became famous because he was a dramatist. He was also a fighter for women’s rights. He grew up in the district Clontarf.
The main street for shopping (there is this huge monument, the needle) is Henry street and Graflon street.
Of course there are a lot of things to see and to do in Dublin. Trinity College, funded by Queen Elisabeth the First in 1592. In the old library you can find the famous Book Of Kells. This book contains the 4 evangelists, but with a very special artwork. On the main square in the middle of the college you will find a statue from Provost George Salmon he lived from 1819 until 1904. His parents send him to the trinity college in 1833 where he was studying Mathematics. In the year 1837 he won his scholarship, and in 1838 he had the best first class degree in Mathematics.
The oldest Church in Dublin is the Christ Church Cathedral. This is not the biggest. This was built on the same place where an old Viking church stood. V. Stongbow ordered to build this church in the 12th century.
The biggest church is St.
We stayed at Lower Rathmines road. If you walk this road towards the city you cross a river, than you have to take the second road ( Lennox street) on your left hand, and than right again. Look at these amazing houses. This is an area very which is authentic.
What also is interesting to visit is the National gallery of Art. And it is (I thought so) for free. The location is Meriion Square West and Clare street. You can find a lot of paintings here. If you like the modern art more, you can visit the Irish museum of modern art.
And for the devotee of Irish ale. You can visit and follow the whole process of making beer. And what is very nice also, you can taste it. The view on top of the building is also worth while visiting! The Guiness Storehous is open every day from 09.30 a.m. until 5 p.m.