Places to Go – Dublin, Ireland
If you ask 10 people to tell you the first thing they think about when hearing the name Ireland, you’ll likely be told clovers and the color green, and green it is! But beyond that green is some fantastic architecture and some even more fantastic history Behind it, which is the National Irish symbol. You will got a lot of things in store. You ‘re gonna check out a museum, You ‘re gonna check out a castle, You ‘re gonna check out a cathedral. There’s just a lot to do here and of course we can’t forget to mention the food.
The food , Patrick’s Park in front of the famous St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland, and as you can see the park is just bustling with people having fun and being energetic. St. Patrick’s Cathedral was founded in 1191 and is the National Cathedral of the Church of Ireland. With its 43 meter spire, St. Patrick’s is the tallest and largest church in Ireland.
Unusually, St. Patrick’s is not the seat of a bishop, as the Archbishop of Dublin has his seat in Christchurch Cathedral. Old-world churches and cathedrals are always on should Your list. because you can amazed at the craftsmanship of a building that was built centuries ago and the stained glass windows are an art form of their own.
The old library and the Book of Kells are a must see if you come to Dublin. They contain 9th century copies of the Gospels. The library is impressive and there’s no doubt that it gave the producers of Harry Potter some great ideas. Trinity College has a beautiful campus as you can see here. While you’re at Trinity College, the Douglas Hyde gallery offers free admission and is worth checking out. In the city center of Dublin is Dublin Castle. Dublin Castle was built in the early 13th century on a site of a Viking settlement. How cool is that?! It’s served for centuries as the headquarters of English and later British administration in Ireland. In 1922 following Ireland’s independence, Dublin Castle was handed over to the new Irish government. It is now a major government complex and a key tourist attraction that is open seven days a week.
Tickets can be purchased on site at the castle’s visitor reception desk, and can be booked online as well. The name Dublin comes from the Irish word Dubh meaning black or dark, and Linn meaning pool, referring to the dark tidal pool located where the river Poddle entered the Liffey, which is on the site of the castle’s gardens at the rear of Dublin Castle.
Some people like to visit Dublin and maybe see the Guinness Storehouse. Other people, like to visit the Guinness Storehouse and maybe see the rest of Dublin. The Guinness Storehouse building has been around for over a hundred years and at its centere is a giant pint glass, which if filled, would hold over 14 million pints of Guinness! That’s raw Guinness. While 100 years might seem like a long time, Guinness’s symbiotic relationship with Dublin is even older.
Back in 1759 Arthur Guinness proved that he had no fear of commitment and signed a 9000 year lease to the production site, located in the famous St.James Brewery. And although the site stopped actually brewing the smooth nitrogen-rich classic, the storehouse features a 7 level exhibition of Guinness’s rich history. The exhibit leads you through every aspect of the reduction of Guinness, leading to a whole new appreciation of this classic beer which is sure to make your friends envious or at least annoyed as you regale them with unending facts while they’re trying to drink. The tour hits on all of your senses, letting you experience the sights, smells, and of course taste of Guinness. You even get a look at the various advertising creations they’ve had over the years.
Some seem straight out of a fairy tale and others could work equally well in nightmares. The real star of the tour is the Guinness Academy where you get a chance to learn the proper way to pour your own Guinness, and then you get to take it up to their Sky Bar and enjoy your self-poured pint while overlooking the city. . . and in our case, a double rainbow. It really does taste different here! Good. . . feel more accomplished when you pour it yourself In the heart of central Dublin is the Temple Bar area, where you can find pubs and lots of nightlife, and it’s very popular with tourists.
Temple Bar is an area on the south bank of the River Liffey in central Dublin. The area is bounded by the Liffey to the north, Dame Street to the south, Westmoreland Street to the east and Fishamble Street to the West. Unlike other parts of Dublin city centre it is promoted as Dublin’s cultural quarter and if you’ve never been to Ireland, the Temple Bar is probably what you’ve envisioned an Irish city to look like in your head a couple days after prom and these penguins will not return their tuxes.
The Next one is Dublin Zoo having an absolute blast. It is the number one family attraction in Dublin, Ireland Dublin Zoo is in Phoenix Park and one of Dublin’s most popular attractions. In fact, in 2015 Dublin Zoo was the third most popular visitor attraction in all of Ireland. with more than 1. 1 million visitors. The zoo opened in 1831 – how cool is that?! But its stated mission was to work in partnership with zoos worldwide to make a significant contribution to the conservation of the endangered species on earth.
Covering 69 acres of Phoenix Park, it is divided into areas with names such as Asian forest, Orangutan forest, Fringes of the Arctic, and several others. Phoenix Park itself is a 1750 acre urban park just west of the city center and is one of the largest enclosed recreational spaces within any European capital city. There are a few quintessential dishes to the Irish cuisine. Guinness stew is one of them. And a trip to Dublin wouldn’t be a proper trip if you didn’t head down to the Temple Bar area and have a Guinness Stew. Ireland is famous for Guinness pie, Shepherd’s pie, steak pie, bangers and mash, fish and chips, and a good ol Sunday roast. while these are most likely going to have you loosening your belt they are absolutely delicious.
Irish pubs have a long tradition of serving food, dating back to their historic usage as inns and hotels, where travelers would stay. And these were also drinking establishments. And little emphasis was placed on the serving of food, other than sandwiches and bar snacks, which helped to increase beer sales. about to have Irish stew at Brazen Head, the oldest pub in Ireland. To make a drink a little Irish, you put some Jameson in it.
Bottles of Jameson hang from the ceiling and line every available surface of this building that has clearly been the home of too many stories to count. The tour, as it were, doesn’t take up much surface area compared to the Guinness extravaganza, but is no less informative and entertaining. The tour host is full of information about the history of the company and leads you through the process every bottle of Jameson makes before finding its way inside your glass. Smells like alcohol. . . Jameson also puts its money where your mouth is, and it’s tasting not only features its signature whiskey but two would-be competitors as well, so you Canmore fully understand the subtle differences in style when it comes to whiskey.
They all taste pretty good to You. The tour also includes a complimentary drink in the form of your daily grog, which isa term for the daily ration of alcohol allotted to sailors. Of course here thatgrog is Jameson. The Jameson tour is exceptional, it’s really more of a multimedia experience. Plus you get a drink at the end. . . and it’s exceptionally smooth. Dublin gallery, the Hugh Lane, has the foremost collection of contemporary and modern art in Ireland with over 2,000 pieces of artwork. Sir Hugh Percy Lane was an Irish art dealer, collector, and gallery director. Heist best known for establishing Dublin’s Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, the first known public gallery of modern art in the world. There is no admission fee and the gallery is completely wheelchair accessible.
The museum has a permanent collection and hosts exhibitions, mostly by contemporary Irish artists. It has a dedicated Shaun Scully room and in addition, Francis Bacon’s studio was reconstructed in the gallery in 2001 after being dismantled and moved from London starting in 1998. I just love the old architecture of these old churches; this is Christ Church Cathedral. Christ Church Cathedral, or more formally the cathedral of the holy trinity, was founded around 1030 AD. It is situated in Dublin and is the oldest of the capital cities two medieval cathedrals, the other being St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Christ Church Cathedral is located in the former heart of medieval Dublin next to Wood Quay at the end of Lord Edward Street, and is the only one of the three acting cathedrals which can be seen clearly from the River Liffey.
Christ Church also contains the largest cathedral crypt in Britain or Ireland constructed in 1172. In 1440 there were three great bells in the tower. However on March 11th 1597 an accidental gunpowder explosion on one of the nearby quays damaged the tower and caused the bells to crack. More than 70 yearslater six new bells were cast for the tower from canon metal. Two more were added in 1738 and four more in 1878, and finally seven more bells were added in1999, giving a grand total of 19 bells – a world record for bells rung this way. All good things must come to an end, and so must our time in Dublin. We’re at the Dublin Airport executive lounge at the Dublin Airport, waiting for our flight to depart. Ireland is a beautiful place and Dublin is a great place to begin your exploration.
It’s easy enough to get around in Dublin and Dublin is a great place to start your journey since it’s a little closer to the US than the rest of Europe, shaving off an hour or two of that ever so long flight. Once you’re in Dublin you can explore other parts of Ireland and Dublin is the home of the low-cost airline Ryanair where you can get flights for around 40 to 100 eurozone-way, to another destination in Europe. There’s no reason to not book the trip of a lifetime now, it costs far less tosee the world than you might think.