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Bermingham Tower – Dublin Castle

Bermingham Tower – Dublin Castle (Dublin Castle Grounds, Dame Street, Dublin 2) — the Bermingham Tower and its adjoining buildings served as the main cell and dungeon block in the Castle. It was named after Sir William Bermingham who was arrested and imprisoned there, in 1331 by the newly appointed Viceroy, Sir Anthony Lacey. Bermingham […]

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Bedford Tower / Dublin Castle

Bedford Tower / Dublin Castle (Dame Street, Dublin 2) — The Bedford Tower was built over the original twin-towered entrance into Dublin Castle which was equipped with a portcullis and drawbridge and also served as a prison. It was from here that the Irish Crown Jewels were mysteriously stolen in 1907 and have never been […]

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Ardgillan Castle

Ardgillan Castle (Balbriggan, County Dublin) — located between Balbriggan and Skerries on an elevated coastline (31 km. north of downtown Dublin, via Route M1), this castle enjoys magnificent views, which makes it unique among the Regional Parks of Dublin. This park’s size is 194 acres, consisting of gardens, mixed woodland and pastureland — which overlook […]

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Aras An Uachtaráin

Aras An Uachtaráin (Aras an Uachtaráin, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8) – originally built during the mid-1700s, and used by the British Lord Lieutenant of Ireland during the 1870s, this is the current residence of the President of Ireland. This residence (which resembles the White House in Washington, D.C.), is often used to receive foreign heads […]

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Blanchardstown Centre

Blanchardstown Centre (Blanchardstown, Dublin 15) – located in the northwest Dublin suburb of Blanchardstown, this shopping center has over 180 leading high street retailers, numerous cafes and restaurants, together with a Leisureplex, 9-screen cinema, Library and Draiocht Theatre – Blanchardstown Centre is an excellent destination for all the family. Four Anchor Department Stores – Debenhams, […]

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Aviva Stadium

Aviva Stadium (62 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 4) – this is the home of Irish Rugby and Football (its chief tenants being the Republic of Ireland football team, and the Irish rugby union team). This new stadium which opened in May 2010 is built on the grounds of the old Lansdowne Road Stadium, the oldest (1872) […]

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Alchemy Club & Venue

Alchemy Club & Venue (Fleet Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2) – this nightspot is centrally located in the heart of the city’s entertainment quarter on Fleet Street (popular on Friday & Saturday evenings, as well as on “bank holiday Sunday evenings”. The club has already become known for the quality of the music played by […]

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Chapter One

Chapter One (18-19 Parnell Square, Northside, Dublin 1) – this restaurant, located in the basement level of the Dublin Writers Museum, serves a variety of Irish dishes (including some with French influences) from locally-sourced ingredients (whenever possible). Main dishes there range from Salt baked Irish beetroot with feta cheese mousse, caper sprout cream with pickled […]

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Aldborough House

Aldborough House (Portland Row, Dublin 1) — built in 1796 by Edward Stratford, second Earl of Aldborough and Viscount Amiens, Aldborough House is amongst the most important surviving historic houses in Dublin. Located on Portland Row, it was the last great mansion to be built in Dublin city during the second half of the 18th […]

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About Ireland

The northwest European country of Ireland, which is just west of the island of Great Britain, traces its origins back to the prehistoric era (when Gaelic Ireland first existed – extending its time into the 17th century). British rule over the entire island of Ireland occurred in the early 1600s (with latter colonization of Northern […]