Great Videos and Photos of the Best Places and Things to see in Dublin City Ireland. For the independent traveller who is interested in seeing places while planning their next trip. Or for anyone who likes to be close to nature and see the quieter parts of the country or city
Stroll about the streets of Dublin. Visit Trinity College and the Book of Kells. Take a river boat on the River Liffey. Visit the Guinness Hop Store where the pints of the black stuff are made. See the bog preserved bodies of past people in the National Museum. Step into a pub some evening for some ceoil ( music ) and Craic ( Fun)
Trinity DublinTrinity College Dublin, established as a University in 1592 is in the heart of Dublin on the city's south side, close to Grafton Street and at the end of Dame Street.
Temple Bar DublinTemple Bar Dublin is a lively hang out area for tourists. It is on the south side of the city, between the River Liffey and Dame Street. Many of the pubs have live musicians playing into the early hours. Though the price of beer etc. is more expensive than in other areas such as along George Street, Baggot Street and even around Grafton Street so don't limit yourself to just one area.
Dublin MarathonThe Dublin Marathon is held every year on what is called the October Bank Holiday, the last Monday in October, so the date changes from year to year. To find out more above Dublin see our Moving Postcards, to find out more about the marathon visit the marathon's website.
Ireland FactsPlanning on visiting Ireland ? Looking for information on Ireland ? Then why not check out the Moving Postcards of Ireland's Capital City Dublin.
Dublin Ireland WeatherPlanning a trip to Dublin, then check the weather at the BBC weather link. It's usually reasonably accurate.
City in IrelandVisiting Ireland ? Looking for a city in Ireland ? On these pages you can see some beautiful images and videos of Dublin City. On the Ireland page we have many more great places and cities in Ireland such as Cork, Galway and smaller towns like Wexford.
A list of things to do in Dublin Ireland.Trinity College, Christ Church, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Guiltiness Hop Store, Shop in Grafton Street or Henry Street, trip on the River Liffey, trip on the Dart to Howth, Malahide or Dunlaoighaire.
What to do in Dublin.Dublin is a great city to spend a few days, a long week end or weeks and even months. For the short stay visitor the main things to see are Trinity College, The Book of Kells, Christ Church, St. Patricks Cathedral, The National Museum, GPO, a beer in Temple Bar. Further a field visit the fishing Port of Howth and the scenic area of Wicklow and Glendalough. See the main Dublin sights on Moving Postcards.
Air LingusIntending to visit Ireland ? Checking on air lines ? Be careful to spell the name of the Irish airline correctly when searching. The name is Aer Lingus which is derived through the Anglicisation of the Gaelic Aer Loingeas, meaning air fleet. To see some of the amazing places in Ireland check the Moving Postcards below or follow the link to Ireland. To visit Aer Lingus follow the link.
East of the city centre the River Liffey flows through the modernised dockland area. There are a number of interesting walks along the river bank or through the Financial Center.
East River Liffey
The eastern end of the River Liffey, below the Metal Loop Bridge at Tara Street, broadens out as it passes the Custom House and later the IFSC on the left bank.
The Liffey is navigable for small boats up to the Matt Talbot Memorial Bridge.
Customs House and IFSC
The Custom House was designed by James Gandon between 1781 and 1791. The building was delayed for years by the local city merchants who preferred not to have the Revenue Commissioners on their doorstep or Quay Walls.
As the years passed the role of the building changed. By the late 19th century it had become the home to Local Government.
During the Irish War of Independence in 1921, the building was destroyed by the Irish Republicans.
After the Treaty and subsequent civil war, the new Irish Government restored the building, though the restoration can be seen where the stone on the dome is a darker shade top the remainder of the building.
Sir John Rogerson's Quay
O'Connell Street is the main street in Dublin, though not as upmarket as Grafton Street on the south side of the city.
The street is almost 0.5km long and is home to the General Post Office (GPO), renowned for its role in the 1916 Rebellion. The leaders of the insurrection, read the Irish Proclamation from the steps of the GPO.
Prior to 1924, when the street was renamed O'Connell Street after Daniel O'Connell, the street was known as Sackville Street.
The street has a number of statues of historical Irish figures, Daniel O'Connell on the south end, James Larkin in the middle and Parnell's Monument at the north end. The Spire is located across from the Talbot and Henry Street junction.
The Dublin City Quays run along side the River Liffey from Heuston Station in the west to the IFSC in the east.
Each section of the quays, between bridges have been given different names.
Many of the Quays have played an important role in Dublin's history. For Example Wood Quay was formerly a Viking Settlement. Custom House Quay, was formerly the location of the Revenue Collectors.
A number of the Quays are named after Irish Members who sat in the British House of Lords.
Dublin's imposing Cathedrals dating back to the 12th century and before lie on the south side of the city.
Saint Patrick's Cathdedral
The cathedral was founded in 1191. It is Ireland's largest cathedral.
It is one of two protestant cathedrals in Dublin. The second is Christchurch the seat of the Arch Bishop.
Jonathan Swift author of Gulliver's Travels was dean of the Cathedral from 1713 to 1745. His grave can be seen inside the Cathedral.
The Cathedral is open to visitors.
The Cathedral is the seat of the Church of Ireland arch bishop in Ireland. Though the Catholic Church still lay claims to it and consider it a catholic cathedral. The Catholic archbishop's seat is in the Pro Cathedral (pro meaning acting as ).
The cathedral lies in the oldest part of the city, just above the old Viking settlement at Wood Quay. The first cathedral, a wooden structure, on the site probably dates back to Viking times circa 1028.
Through the following millennium, the cathedral was extended and developed until we have the cathedral of today.
The cathedral is open to visitors and makes a very interesting trip.
Trinity College, Dublin is a research university and was founded in 1592. It is Ireland's oldest University and one of the seven ancient universities of Britain and Ireland.
Originally established to help support the role of the Tudor monarchy in Ireland, it was the university of the Protestant ascendency for a very long time.
While Catholics were allowed enter from 1793, they could only become professors after 1873. While the college was more open to Catholics, the Catholic Church prohibited it's members attending the college until 1973.
Today the College caters for students from all backgrounds in Ireland and over seas.
Dame Street runs from the gates of Trinity College right up to Christchurch.
The end nearest Trinity College was prior to the great recession the home of banking. The Central Bank with it's inside out building is due to move to the IFSC area.
The popular tourist area Temple Bar is bordered by Dame Street and the River Liffey.
Grafton Street is Dublin's premier shopping street. Annual rents for shopping outlets soared to being the fifth highest in the world by 2008. The recession brought some rents back to more reasonable levels.
The street is pedestrianised and has a number of cafe and restaurants.
The street is popular with buskers some of amazing high standard.
One of the largest walled city parks in Europe lies about 3km from the city centre and is easily accessibly by tram (Luas)
The Phoenix Park, one of the largest city parks in Europe, is close to the city centre and easily accessible by the LUAS Tram.
The park is a recreational park with many football fields for all the forms of ball kicking in Ireland such as GAA, Rugby,Soccer. It also caters for cricket and polo enthusiasts.
The park is also home to Dublin Zoo, which was founded in 1830 and to a herd of Fallow Deer, whose ancestors lived in the park since the 17th century.
About 30% of the park is covered in native trees of various types such as oak, ash, chestnut, lime, beech, sycamore.
The Grand Canal comes to an end in the Grand Canal Dock area, now one of Dublin's most vibrant districts, with a range of cafes, bars, restaurants. The canal takes a semi circle route along the south city, heading west through a series of locks known as the C locks, until it reaches Drimnagh in West Dublin. After which it heads due west. .
Grand Canal Dock
Grand Canal Quay
Locks 1 2 and 3
Locks 3 4 and 5