Dublin in Irisn, Baile Atha Cliath meaning “town of the hundred ford” is the capital of Ireland. Dublin has
many landmarks and monuments that date back hundreds of years.
Some of the parks in Dublin include: Phoenix Park, Herbert Park and St. Stephen’s Green. One of the
newest monuments in Dublin is the Spire of Dublin or to give it’s official title - “Monument of Light”. The
conical spire is 398 ft stands on O’Connell street and is made
of stainless steel.
The River Liffey, “An Life” in Irish flows through the centre of Dublin and it’s major tributaries include the
River Dodder, the River Poddle and River Camac.
Some places of interest in the county of Dublin include:
Drimnagh Castle was, until 1954, one of the oldest continually inhabited Castles in Ireland and is an excellent
example of an old feudal stronghold.
The Iveagh Gardens are among the finest and also least known of Dublin's park and gardens. They are located
south of St. Stephens Green between Harcourt Street and Earlsfort Terrace, which is secluded from the city
noise and bustle.
The Phoenix Park is said to be the largest enclosed city park in Europe. It consists of 1,752 acres. Also, it is
home to Aras an Uachtarain - which is the offical residence of the President of Ireland.
St. Kevin’s Oratory
St Kevin’s Oratory was erected in Dublin City Centre in the late-1920s. It is a rectangular chapel, in which it
features a marble altar. Over The altar hangs a painting of St Kevin of Glendalough.
St. Mary’s Abbey
Found in the heart of Dublin, St Mary’s Abbey is one of the capital city’s best-kept medieval secrets. It was once
the wealthiest Cistercian abbey in Ireland, but today, only two rooms remain.
George Bernard Shaw Birthplace
'Author of Many Plays' is the simple accolade to George Bernard Shaw on the plaque outside his birthplace
and his Victorian home and early life mirrors this simplicity.
In Irish Dun Laoire, Dun Laoghaire is situated on Dublin Bay and is nestled beneath the Dublin and Wicklow
mountains. It is eight miles south of Dublin. It is a picturesque coastal town and it’s harbour, which was
constructed in the 19th Century, is one of the finest, largest man-made harbours in the world.
With it’s facilities for sport and leisure, Dun Laoghaire will become a firm favourite with everyone who visits.
Places of interest: The Oratory Dun Laoghaire, Railway Preservation Society of Ireland,
Heritage Island and Framework Gallery.