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      About Dublin

  • Dublin gets its name from the Black Pool which once was where Dublin Castle’s Garden were situated. The Irish for Black Pool is Dubh Linn which became the Dublin as we know today.
  • Handel’s Messiah was first performed in Dublin in 1742. This world famous piece of music was premiered by the Saint Patrick’s Cathedral Choir School in a music hall on Fishamble Street. The performance of Handel’s piece was attended by seven hundred people and was in fact a charity concert.
  • Phoenix Park is one of the largest city parks in Europe at over 1752 acres. It first began life as a deer park for King Charles II in 1662 and since then deer herd have always been kept in the park. The park is also home to the largest Viking Burial grounds outside of Scandinavia. Over 40 graves and grave goods have been discovered throughout the years. Áras an Uachtaráin, the residence of the President of Ireland dates from 1750 and is located in the centre of the park adjacent to the United States Ambassador’s residence, which was built in 1774.  Many other historic buildings and monuments are located in the Park.

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  • The Rotunda Hospital is the first maternity hospital in Europe. It was founded in the 1700s with its sole purpose of providing dedicated care to mothers and babies. The first hospital was built in 1745 by Bartholomew Mosse however this proved too small and so the hospital was relocated to its current site and called ‘The New Lying-In Hospital’. It is now simply known as ‘The Rotunda’ after one of its large function rooms.
  • St Valentine’s remains are held at the Carmelite Church in Whitefriar Street. St Valentine is regarded worldwide as the Patron Saint of Engaged and Happily Married Couples, as well as Beekeepers and epilepsy. His remains have been in Dublin since 1836.
  • George Bernhard Shaw is the only person in the world to have won both a Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925 and an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay 1938 for his play Pygmalion.
  • O’Connell Bridge is wider than it is long. The bridge boasts an impressive 50 metres wide and 45 metres long. Its width is greater than its length to match the width of O’ Connell Street, originally known as Sackville Street.
  • Past students of Dublin’s Trinity College include Oscar Wilde and Bram Stoker (creator of
    Dracula)!
  • Dublin’s O’Connell Bridge was originally called Carlisle Bridge. The second O’Connell Bridge in
    the city is the little stone bridge over the lake in St. Stephen’s Green!
  • There is an air raid shelter underground in Merrion Square Park
  • Merrion Square is not a square at all. Its length is almost double its width!
  • The district in which Grafton Street was built in the late 17 th century was once quaintly called the lands of ‘Tib and Tom’, whoever they were!
  • The name ‘Henry’ Street is the result of one individual’s idea of ensuring immortality! The developer of the area was Henry Moore, Earl of Drogheda. He gave the following streets his name: Henry Street, Moore Street, North Earl Street and Drogheda Street, now O’Connell Street!

2017 Dublin Visitor Map

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2016 map

The special 2016 centenary edition of the Dublin Visitor Map included historic locations around Dublin that were pivotal in Ireland’s Independence.

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Great Visitor Attractions and Tours

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Food/Drink and Shopping

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Food And Drink

Food and Drink

Shopping

Shopping

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Top Paid Attractions

Dublin is a wonderful city with many paid attractions that range from the history of Ireland to conservation of animals and interactive spaces with culture and nature. listed here (click on image) are a small number of top paid attractions but there are many more for those visitors on extended visits.

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Top Free Attractions

There are many free attractions in Dublin. The Hugh Lane Gallery (Pictured) is one of many in the city centre. Click on the image for further information. It is advisable to check opening hours in advance.

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Statues of Dublin

Statues in Dublin, unlike many cities do not commemorate generals on horseback, but Dubliner’s who are writers and poets. Click on the image to view some of Dublins most iconic statues.

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Bridges of Dublin

The River Liffey flows through Dublin and has twenty four bridges. Click on the image for more images and information on some of our most beautiful bridges.

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Historical Pubs of Dublin

There are over 700 pubs in Dublin. Most serve bar food and snacks as well as soft and alcoholic drinks. There are quite a number of historic pubs in Dublin, some reputed to be built in the 12th century. Click on the image to view some of Dublin’s most iconic historic pubs.

Getting around Dublin
Useful Information

Useful Information

Some important information to know before you set off on your Dublin adventure.

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Transport in Dublin

Getting around Dublin is easy. You can go by bus, tram, train and bikes. But the best way is by foot. Click on the image to view Dublin’s services.

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