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Dublin Castle, Ireland

August 25, 2016 - Dublin Castle was first built in the 1200s on the site of a Viking fortress. It was the seat of English rule in Ireland...
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Chapel Royale, Dublin Castle, Ireland

August 24, 2016 - The outside of the Neo-Gothic Chapel Royale is covered with 100 carved heads. The inside is elaborately decorated with p...
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Merrion Square, Dublin, Ireland

August 23, 2016 - Merrion Square is a small park ringed by Georgian architecture, named for the four Kind Georges on the throne from 1714...
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Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

August 22, 2016 - Trinity College is Ireland’s oldest and most prestigious university. It was founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth 1 to prom...
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Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland

August 18, 2016 - Temple Bar is the really hip area with all the trendy shops, pubs and nightclubs. We heard some good music here! To see...
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Dublin architecture, Ireland

August 17, 2016 - I loved the mix of old historical buildings and modern ones. Here is a sampling of both. To see my best pictures of Irel...
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Garden of Remembrance, Dublin, Ireland

August 16, 2016 - This garden honors the victims of the 1916 uprising that led to independence. It was dedicated in 1966. There is a mosai...
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Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

August 15, 2016 - We weren’t allowed to take photos of any of the French Impressionist, Pre-Raphaelite or Irish art that we saw in the mus...
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St Mary’s Pro Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland

August 12, 2016 - St Mary’s is a beautiful church just off O’Connell Street. After church, we ate at a place called Flanagan’s. I had a de...
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Post Office, Dublin, Ireland

August 11, 2016 - The general post office was the site of the 1916 Easter Uprising in Ireland which finally secured Ireland its independen...
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Clery’s Department Store, Dublin, Ireland

August 10, 2016 - Clery’s department store is a venerable landmark in Dublin. With its great clock, it reminded me of the old Marshall Fie...
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Millennium Spire, Dublin, Ireland

August 09, 2016 - Built in 2003, the Millennium Spire is 390 feet tall (120 m). The spot used to be occupied by a statue of English navel...
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O’Connell Street, Dublin, Ireland

August 08, 2016 - Many statues celebrating great figures in Ireland’s fight for independence line O’Connell Street. Below are William Smit...
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Daniel O’Connell Statue, Dublin, Ireland

August 05, 2016 - Fittingly a huge statue of Daniel O’Connell sits at the base of O’Connell Street. The street is filled with many statues...
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Custom House, Dublin, Ireland

August 04, 2016 - The Custom House is a fine Georgian building with a long classical façade completed in 1791. Its dome is topped by a sta...
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Other Bridges in Dublin, Ireland

August 03, 2016 - There are lots of bridges crossing the River Liffy in Dublin. Here are pictures of two of my favorites. One looks like i...
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Ha’ Penny Bridge over the River Liffy, Dublin, Ireland

August 02, 2016 - The Liffy wends its way through the heart of Dublin. The Ha’ Penny bridge is an all pedestrian bridge and is named for t...
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Bank of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

August 01, 2016 - The Bank of Ireland is housed in a grand Georgian building, originally built in 1729 to house the Irish parliament. When...
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St Stephen’s Green, Dublin, Ireland

July 29, 2016 - St Stephen’s Green is a 22-acre city park with a pond, fountains and flowers. It was originally a medieval commons that...
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Grafton Street, Dublin, Ireland

July 28, 2016 - Grafton Street is a really fun pedestrian zone lined with shops, hotels and cafes. It runs from St. Stephen’s Green to T...
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Wolfe Tone Memorial, Dublin, Ireland

July 27, 2016 - Wolfe Tone was a Protestant Dublin lawyer who led the bloody 1798 rebellion of the United Irishmen. He was inspired by t...
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Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin, Ireland

July 26, 2016 - While in Dublin, we stayed in the old heart of the city at a Georgian house that had been converted into a hotel. There...
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