This evening, I am posting information on Dublin, Ireland which is popular with tourists. My impression of Dublin is that the centre is very busy and parking difficult. In fact, parking is usually so tight that I usually take my guests on the tour bus and leave the car at the lodgings. This makes for a better quality experience. There are many interesting sites to see including:
The famous Post Office (below). This is an important symbol of Irish nationalism owing to it's role as focus of the Easter Uprising in 1916.
Here is an impromptu street band in action in the central shopping area. Ireland is well known for its ‘boy bands’.
This statue of Molly Malone, close to Trinity College, is a honeypot for tourists.
This is a monument to Daniel O’Connell, a political leader of the early 19th century who campaigned for Catholic emancipation.
Here is Dublin’s Four Courts. The building on the banks of the Liffey dates from the late 18th century and was home to all of the following:
- Central Criminal Court
- Supreme Court
- High Court
- Circuit Court
This is the Ha’penny bridge which dates from 1816 and is built of cast iron. The name is derived from the original toll price.
Here is a video clip of Trinity College. This is a high ranked academic institution and famous for housing the Book of Kells which attracts many thousands of visitors each year. Trinity was founded 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I and was restricted to Protestant students until 1970s.
Overall, Dublin has much to offer the tourist-but beware of the summer season when visitor numbers are at their peak.