Three wonderful days in Dublin.

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Temple bar

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.

Provost George Salmon
 When you wanted to cross this bridge in the early days , you had to take the ha’penny bridge. This is named like this, because you had to pay tollage for it.  On the north side they say lived  the “Poor” people and the south is “rich”. In Dublin were a few very famous writers. For instance, Bram Stoker. He became famous writing about Dracula in  1897. Bram Stoker lived from 8 november 1847-20 april 1912. A very famous pronouncement of him is: “He who can does. He who cannot, teaches!”

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.

Guiness

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.

St Patricks
Patrick’s. Also built in the 12th century. In the 19th century renovated but in a very aggressive way, so now it looks more like Victorian building style.

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.

 

chaos25 says:
One of my dream destination and have aromantic Ireland travel. Thank you for your post!
Posted on: Oct 05, 2010
eireads says:
Excellent summary. I would also include the Kilnmainham Gaol!
Posted on: Oct 16, 2009
KeikoCreative says:
Great tips, one of my dream place after I watch the movie: PS I Love U
That is where BJ and Ed went to after watching that movie:P
Posted on: Jul 22, 2009
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