Guide to Dublin
Dublin is the Republic of Ireland’s capital city. Its name comes from the Irish ‘dubh linn’ meaning ‘black pool’. The city itself has a vast history beginning with early Viking settlements, to Norman and English colonisations. In the 10th/11th century, it was the world’s largest Viking city and 700 years later it became the second biggest city in the British Empire. After severing its ties with the British Empire and establishing an era of peace, the modern Dublin city boomed. What followed was an explosion of Irish art and culture with the birth of Riverdance to the world domination of the rock band U2 and everything in between.
Top Things to do in Dublin
- Book of Kells and The Long Room-Ireland’s greatest cultural treasure and the world’s most famous medieval manuscript. The Exhibition also features access to the Long Room, one of the world’s most beautiful libraries, that houses 250,000 of Trinity College’s oldest books: https://www.tcd.ie/visitors/book-of-kells/
- Guinness Storehouse-the birthplace of the famous pint: https://www.guinness-storehouse.com
- Irish music pub crawl: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=000FAkrDrbA
- Chester Beatty Library-home to the many ancient manuscripts, art works and rare books collected by Sir Alfred Chester Beatty (1875–1968) (closed on Mondays): https://chesterbeatty.ie
- Enjoy the perfect pint of Guinness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uko3amNaXu0