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IRELAND - Dublin


Location - Western Europe; Capital - Dublin; Population - 4.5 million; Currency - Euro

Just before I went to Libya, I popped over to Dublin for a weekend in September 2007.

 

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ire1116th century Trinity College is Ireland's oldest university - Dublin

 

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ire4Graduates' Memorial Building, Trinity College, Dublin

 

 

ire6Looking through the Campanile towards the main entrance, Trinity College, Dublin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ire7Sphere within Sphere sculpture, Trinity College, Dublin.
There's also one in the Vatican Museums

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ire12Inside St Stephen's Green shopping centre, Dublin

 

 

 

ire15St Stephen's Green is a good place for a stroll, Dublin

 

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ire18The Grand Canal is south of Dublin's centre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ire19The Grand Canal, Dublin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ire20Offices overlooking the Grand Canal in Dublin

 

 

ire22Merrion Square is a colourful park - Dublin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ire24St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ire25Garda Siochana Museum (left) and the Chapel Royal (right) are part of the 13th century Dublin Castle - Dublin

 

 

ire26Sitting down in Dubh Linn Garden, Dublin Castle. Dubh Linn translates as Dark Pool - Dublin

 

 

ire30Made from Irish whiskey and cream - Dublin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ire32Cafes and pubs alongside the Liffey River, Dublin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ire34Dublin's Temple Bar is packed with pubs and bars

 

 

ire41The Temple Bar, Dublin

 

 

ire43Portraits on a Temple Bar wall, Dublin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ire44A Saturday night out in Temple Bar, Dublin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ire45The Liffey River, Dublin

 

 

ire47The Liffey River runs through the centre of Dublin

 

 

ire50Dublin's General Post Office was the site of the 1916 Easter Rising, where an armed rebellion was mounted against British rule

 

More of Ireland's history here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ire54The Four Courts are home to the Irish legal profession - Dublin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ire58Perfect partners - a drink with a newspaper - Dublin

 

 

ire59A staff entrance to Dublin's Guinness Brewery

 

 

ire62The Guinness Storehouse is an excellent guide to the black stuff, with a tasting session at the end - Dublin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ire61Looking through a waterfall at the Guinness Storehouse, Dublin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ire67Sign opposite the Guinness Storehouse, Dublin

 

 

ire63The top floor of the Guinness Storehouse affords good views of Dublin

 

 

ire69Sweet Molly Malone, wheeling her barrow through streets broad and narrow, Dublin

Never heard of her? Check her out here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Website and content Copyright © 2008-2013 Mark Wilkinson. All rights reserved.

 

LINKS

www.discoverireland.com - Irish tourist board website (includes Northern Ireland)

www.irelandseye.com

www.lookaroundireland.com

www.visitdublin.com - Dublin tourist office

www.goireland.com - accommodation in Ireland

 

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