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Dublin, the Capital city of Ireland, is built at the mouth of the River Liffey on the east coast of Ireland. The modern English name ‘Dublin’ came from the Viking settlement of Dyflin, which derived its name from the Irish Dubh Linn. Centuries ago Dublin was a trading point for servants and silver. After three centuries of Viking rule, in 1169, the city was captured by the Normans. After a short period of power the Normans eventually gave way to English colonial rule. Fast-forward to the Easter Rising of 1916 – this armed insurrection was the turning point in the city’s (and the country’s) struggle against the British Empire. This was the catalyst for the Irish War of Independence (1919-1921), and the Irish Civil War (1922-1923) that soon followed. The southern 26 counties of Ireland became the Irish Free State in 1922, and 15 years later the Free State effectively became the Republic of Ireland that we know today.
Getting Around Dublin
Dublin has an international airport making the city and the country very accessible by air. Citywide and nationwide bus services are also available in the city. The rail options are slightly more expensive. The city itself is relatively small in comparison to other European capital cities, with a population of just over 1 million, but it is served by bus and tram that are both easy to use with friendly drivers always willing to offer a helping hand to those not so sure what to do.
For an extra bit of luxury, why not hire a limousine to collect you from the airport and take your hotel. It is cheaper than you think and takes the hassle out of travelling. You can get prices online here for a professional chauffeur service.
Sights and Tourist attractions
Dublin has a vast history so there are plenty of places of great historic relevance to have a look at. The Christchurch Cathedral is a medieval focal point in the centre of the city. If you want a city’s character, feel and history then go to Grafton Street, Dublin Castle and Leinster House. Also take a look at the Joyce, Dublin Writers and National museums as these are conventional to the city of Dublin. A must is Kilmainham Jail which is steeped in history and eerily beautiful.
Dublin does not lack pubs and restaurants, with many visitors preferring to sample some of the older more traditional pubs full of character and charm. Dublin in recent years has become a fantastic food city with the food culture growing there are plenty of restaurants whatever your budget and tastes.