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Travel in STYLE: The Historical Haven in Dublin

As a city enriched by its heritage, Dublin has a vibrant history to share with visitors from all walks of life.  Originating as a settlement of Norman Vikings, this town has evolved from a humble beginning into the political, cultural, and economic center of Ireland. 

St. Patrick’s Cathedral

St. Patrick’s day approaching; take a trip to Dublin, Ireland and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Ireland’s largest church.  The cathedral was erected in honor of Saint Patrick who is the Patron Saint of Ireland, credited for bringing Christianity to the Irish people, and recognized for his work as a Missionary.  St. Patrick’s day, though widely associated with all things Irish is traditionally a day for spiritual renewal and offering prayers for missionaries worldwide.

 

St. Patrick’s Cathedral (Photo Credit: Joan West (Technogran) from http://i1.trekearth.com/photos/465/st._patricks_cathedral_dublin.jpg)

 

 

National Museum of Ireland & Dublinia

For those interested in learning about the viking and medieval history of Ireland, there is the choice between an archeological perspective demonstrated at the National Museum of Ireland or a child friendly version found at Dublinia.  Both showcase the events which shaped the cultural, economical, and historical center that it is today.

The National Museum of Ireland (Photo Credit: http://ireland-cottages.nl/files/2013/02/national-museum-of-ireland.jpg)

Dublinia (Photo Credit: http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4086/5194628431_a09ea12f70_z.jpg)

 

The Brazen Head

Who wouldn’t want to combine a lunch break with a trip back in time while enjoying some of Dublin’s finest beer and pub food?  Enjoy live music at Ireland’s oldest pub dating back to 1198- The Brazen Head.

Photo Credit: members.virtualtourist.com

Temple Bar Area

For more historic charms, visitors should venture over to the Temple Bar area which runs along the South Banks of the River Liffey in Central Dublin.  Still retaining cobblestone streets and medieval street pattern, this area once housed the city brothels but is now home to many societal institutions including the Irish Film Institute and the Stock Exchange.  This area is said to be the cultural quarter of Dublin, providing much of the night life and entertainment.

The Temple Bar Pub (Photo Credit: http://www.nomadicpursuits.com/storage/The%20Temple%20Bar%20Dublin.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1327964166798)

Irish Film Institute (Photo Credit: DubhEire from http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/da/Irish_Film_Institute,_Dublin.JPG)

Guinness Storehouse

To learn more about the “national beer” take a walk over to the Guinness Storehouse located at St. Jame’s Gate Brewery; learn how the legendary beer is brewed and even the art of pouring.  The tour concludes with a free pint in the Gravity Bar where patrons can relax while admiring breath-taking views of Dublin.

Gates at the Guinness Storehouse (Photo Credit: http://flyawaybride.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Guinness_Storehouse_05.jpg)

The Art of Pouring a Guinness (Photo Credit: http://cookinginmammyskitchen.com/assets/2011/05/Guinness-Storehouse-May2.jpg)

 

From the historical cobblestone streets in the Temple Bar Area, to towering waterfalls inside the Guinness Storehouse there is a plethora of attractions drawing crowds of all demographics to Dublin, Ireland.

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–  For more information about the history of Ireland visit:  http://www.discoverireland.com/us/about-ireland/history/

–  For more information about the history of Dublin visit:  http://www.dublinuncovered.net/history.html

–  For more information about St. Patrick’s Cathedral visit:  http://www.stpatrickscathedral.ie/index.aspx

–  For more information on St. Patrick’s Day visit: http://www.st-patricks-day.com

–   For more information about Saint Patrick visit: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=89

–  For more information about the National Museum of Ireland visit: http://www.museum.ie/en/homepage.aspx

–   For more information about Dublinia visit: http://www.dublinia.ie/

–  For more information about The Brazen Head visit:  http://www.brazenhead.com/

–  For more information about The Temple Bar Pub visit: http://www.thetemplebarpub.com/

–  For more information about the Irish Film Institute visit:  http://www.ifi.ie/

–   For more information on the Guinness Storehouse visit: http://www.guinness-storehouse.com/en/Index.aspx

–  For more informaiton on the proper pouring technique of a Guinness visit:  http://www.travelchannel.com/interests/food-and-drink/articles/pour-a-proper-guinness

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tamara is a Business Development Manager and Commercial Actress. She completed her B.S in Chemical Engineering with a concentration in Green Science from NC State. She is a Business Development Manager for Milliken Chemical in the Midwest and West Coast territories of NA. She is represented for commercial acting/modeling by Maultsby Model and Talent Agency in Wilmington, NC. She has a background in photography, writing, and international service projects with Engineers without Borders NCSU. Tamara is a Travel Contributor for Carolina Style and lives by these words from Henry David Thoreau “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams” believing that nothing is too far out of reach.

Tamara is a Business Development Manager and Commercial Actress. She completed her B.S in Chemical Engineering with a concentration in Green Science from NC State. She is a Business Development Manager for Milliken Chemical in the Midwest and West Coast territories of NA. She is represented for commercial acting/modeling by Maultsby Model and Talent Agency in Wilmington, NC. She has a background in photography, writing, and international service projects with Engineers without Borders NCSU. Tamara is a Travel Contributor for Carolina Style and lives by these words from Henry David Thoreau "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams" believing that nothing is too far out of reach.

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