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Discover the Rich History of Dublin Castle: The Heart of Dublin, Ireland

Dublin Castle, situated in the heart of Dublin, Ireland, is an iconic symbol of the city’s rich history and cultural heritage. Established over 800 years ago, this magnificent fortress has served various roles, from a military stronghold to the seat of the English administration. In this article, we will explore the captivating history of Dublin Castle and...

Trinity College Dublin: A Historic Institution of Learning

Trinity College Dublin is a well-known and prestigious university located in the heart of Dublin, Ireland. Founded in 1592, the college has a rich history dating back over four centuries. In this article, we will explore the origins of Trinity College Dublin, its historical significance, notable features, and its place in history. Origins of Trinity College Dublin...

Dublin 1829 vs today

Our friends at Planet Krouton have created this really interesting map comparison of what Dublin was like in 1829 compared to today. You can scroll in and out to get a better view of the places you might recognise.

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General Post Office (The GPO), Dublin

The GPO sits as one of Dublin’s most identifiable landmarks and has been part of Dublin’s history for over 200 years. Designed by Francis Johnson, the foundation stone was set in 1814 and it was completed in a short three years. GPO in 1916 When the Easter Rebellion took place in 1916, the GPO was the headquarters for the Irish rebels. When we think about...

Ha’penny Bridge, Dublin

The Ha’penny bridge is a familiar sight to many Dubliners, having stood since 1816 and provides crossing to above 30,000 people a day. The bridge, originally called the Wellington Bridge, but also called the Liffey Bridge replaced a ferry service run by William Walsh. Before construction, Walsh ran a ferry company which provided passage to those seeking to...