The top Sites of Dublin
A trip has brought you to the Emerald Island and you are in Dublin the home of many famous Irish writers, thinkers, and play wrights. This storied city has much to do and of course many pubs to visit. While in Dublin you will be lucky to enjoy some of the famous Irish charm. A trip to Dublin will have to include time wandering O’Connell street, visiting one of the world’s most famous Universities Trinity College and enjoying the night life of Temple Bar. Here is some more information about things to do in Dublin.
Trinity College and Library
Founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth Trinity College was found by Queen Elizabeth I. The stunning location and architecture still grace the city and add much to its charm and character. Many of the most famous buildings were built during the College’s renovation phase in 1759. Many brilliant scholars have graced the halls of this storied University including Jonathan Swift and James Joyce. Trinity College library is home to more than a million books and priceless manuscripts, the most famous of them being the “Book of Kells.”
The main thoroughfare of Dublin and the widest urban street in Europe O’Connel street is a packed, bustling street if there ever was one. With so many famous Dubliners this street is filled with statues and monuments. There is a special marker at the General Post Office, the scene of 1916 rebellion where it was shelled and destroyed by English warships. Taking it on as a symbol of that conflict Dubliner’s quickly rebuilt it.
Dublin is graced with a few fantastic museums that are must see for any travelers. The two most notable museums include the National Museum of Archaeology and History on Kildare Street, which is dedicated to prehistoric and medieval Ireland. While the National Museum of Decorative Arts and History in Collins Barracks holds a varied collection of historical mementos including the uniform that Michael Collins was shot in.
Temple bar was originally marked for demolition, but at the last moment it was saved reinvented as a bohemian artistic quarter. The streets of Temple bar are often flanked with street performers, street artists, and energetic pubs. Perhaps in modern times, development has eroded away the bohemian aspect, but all the same it is still a worthwhile place to see while in Dublin.