City of Dublin
Dublin, the capital of Ireland, dates its origins to 988 AD with the Norman Vikings as its first settlers. Dublin's history was tumultuous, growing from a small walled medieval town into a wealthy city within the British Empire. Ireland gained independence in 1922 and Dublin experienced some of the most severe fighting during the Irish Rebellion which established the Irish Free States.
Today, Dublin's illustrious cultural and educational past provides a backdrop to the now modern city. With numerous theatres, shops, museums, universities and sports, there is always something to learn, experience, and explore.
Top Ten Student Suggestions of Things to Do and See in Dublin:
- Book of Kells at the famous Trinity College
- Kilmainham Gaol, former prison and now museum
- Guinness Storehouse, seven story museum with interactive exhibits
- Temple Bar District, the cultural quarter of the city
- St. Stephens Green, Victorian public park
- Ha'Penny's Bridge, famous historic bridge
- Dublin Castle, historic complex
- St. Patrick's Cathedral, largest and one of the oldest churches in Ireland
- Grafton Street, Dublin's shopping street
- Pubs, explore Dublin's roads and find your favorite place to take a seat, talk, and enjoy your time with friends, family, and locals