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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
– 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