Trip to Dublin

10 Things to See in Dublin

The Irish are famous for several things, chief among them their ability to handle alcohol, bar brawls and blue-eyed blondness. It is said that the Irish women are the most beautiful women on the planet. However, do you know that their capital, Dublin, is one of the most amazing places you can visit on earth? Well, now you know. The guide below is a pointer to its points of interest.

Guinness Storehouse

This is the most popular location associated with the world famous beer, Guinness. It is located on the popular and historic St. James Street in Dublin. Whenever you are in Dublin, make sure you get to see the origin of Guinness.

Phoenix Park

This is the largest urban enclosed park in the European Union. It is twice as big as the New York's Central Park and is the best place to relax in Ireland during summers.

Kilmainham Gaol

Located about a 15 minutes’ drive from the city, the gaol has seen a lot of Irish History. It is where the Easter Uprising leaders were executed in 1916 and has also seen its fair share of big name prisoners.

St. Patrick’s Cathedral

This cathedral was founded in 1191 by an Archbishop known as Comyn. It is one of the oldest buildings and the largest cathedral in Ireland. It has been listed as a World Heritage Site.

The National Gallery

This gallery is located on Dublin's Merrion Street. It was established in 1864 and has over 500 works of the best artistic talents from 17th century including Goya, Velasquez, Picasso, Brueghel, El Greco, Poussin Titian, Hogarth, Titian, Caravaggio, and Rubens among many others.

Dublin Castle

This castle gives a peek into the Irish architectural masterly. It shows that the Irish were indeed good builders. Although it does not represent the best of Irish buildings, it is old enough to warrant a visit.

Croke Park

This is the home to Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), the premiere sporting association in Ireland. It is also home to Gaelic Football. If you have to Europe, you know that football is a second religion there. Make sure you enjoy a game or two at the park.

Christ Church Cathedral

Just a walking distance from St. Patrick’s Cathedral, it is one of the Ireland's most ancient Buildings. It has an array of ancient manuscripts that are on display. Make sure you pay it a visit.

The Dublin Zoo

Enjoy both exotic and local wildlife at the Dublin zoo. You will see baboons, wolves, monkeys, snakes etc. It is the premiere conservation park in Ireland.

Aviva Stadium

This is a Rugby, Soccer, and Concerts venue with a 50,000 capacity. It is home to the Republic of Ireland National Football Team, the Leincester Rugby, Ireland national rugby union team and League of Ireland XI.

The Irish are a welcoming people as long as you 'don't step on their toes'. Make sure you buy them a beer or two and you will become lifetime buddies. Dublin represents the best of the Republic of Ireland.

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