Whether in the city or in around the country history and culture are everywhere. Some locations include:
The Capital itself with its Georgian and Neo-Classical Architecture and medieval cobble stones we will drive you around the city and stop off if you wish for a few moments to look around and enjoy the atmosphere. Dublin is the capital of Ireland with a population of just over a million people and is well known for its hospitality and friendly nature the world over. The city at present has undergone a few changes and among one major change is that of the Luas Tram transport which now connects the South and North side of the city.
Other attractions around the city include St. Patrick’s Cathedral which is run by the Protestant Church of Ireland and also that of Christ Church Cathedral only a mere 300 metres away also run by the same Church of Ireland. Saint Patrick’s Cathedral among many things is also famous for one of its Deans or Pastors, none other than Jonathan Swift, or Dean Swift who we all know wrote Gulliver’s travels. Christ Church Cathedral on the other hand has the tomb of the famous Norman, Strongbow, who was very prominent in what was to be the ruling of England over Ireland which started back in the 12th century.
You can also Experience the castles around the city and county and the great ports of Dun Laoghaire and Howth. The three main castles around the city would be of course that of Dublin Castle right in the heart of the city centre, unfortunately today the only remains of the original structure is a round tower which would be around 800 years old, modern day architecture and that of Georgian and Victorian can also be admired at Dublin castle. Then if you want a trip out along the Dublin coastline we have Clontarf Castle which today is a hotel and that of the Mysterious Malahide Castle which has the reputation of being haunted.
Back in the day, in 1690, the Talbot family met for breakfast and in the afternoon after they fought in the Battle of the Boyne against King William of Orange none of them returned to the castle. They were all killed in the battle such was the tragedy of the Talbot family. I can’t imagine what breakfast was like the following day. Further on out along the coastline we come to the opposite end of Dublin bay and the very popular port of Howth were historically the Vikings would have settled especially after the battle of Clontarf in 1014.
The sea food restaurants have become very popular as the fish almost jump onto your plate from the fisherman’s boats around the harbour. This is a great way to start your tour of the Capital but of course we must not forget the Southside of the city with all its little gems and its port of Dun Laoghaire which gets its name from King Laoghaire.