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Must Do Dublin

Updated: Mar 7, 2023

This week we are being transported to the magical city of Dublin, Ireland. This city is full of history, turmoil, and great pints. Experiencing Dublin is a must add to your bucket list, and these are the top attractions to see.

Guinness Storehouse, Dublin, Ireland
Guinness Storehouse

Guinness Storehouse

Guinness Storehouse is the top on any Ireland trip. The Guinness Storehouse is a museum of beer with seven floors of everything Irish Beer. You'll take in the ingredients that make up the beverage and interactive exhibits on the first floor. On the top floor, you can try a perfectly poured pint of Guinness and enjoy a fantastic view of the city of Dublin.

Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin, Ireland
Kilmainham Gaol

The second must-visit is the Kilmainham Gaol, which was the prison in Dublin from 1796 until 1924. In the prison's early days, inmates were kept in shared quarters, with minimal bedding and poor living conditions. This spurred the movement of prison reform, and 30 cells were added to the women's wing. The poor conditions still lingered through the famine that lasted from 1845 to 1852. The prison housed several famous inmates, including the leaders of the Easter Rising.

Custom House Quay, Dublin, Ireland
Custom House Quay

Custom House Quay

Dublin, like the rest of Ireland, suffered from the great famine. The famine was caused by the potato disease that decimated the potato crop, and in return, over one million Irish died. In addition to that one million, another million emigrated from the island. This ultimately caused a loss of a quarter of the population. In Custom House Quay in the Dublin Docklands, there is a tribute to those that survived the famine. The famine shaped the history of Ireland and the people that inhabit it.

Long Room at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
Long Room at Trinity College

Long Room at Trinity College

The last stop on the must-visit list in Ireland is the Long Room at Trinity College. This room houses a collection of over 200,000 of Trinity’s oldest books. Of all of the old books, the most famous is the Book of Kells. This book is said to be the roots of Celtic and Christian iconography and is named after the monastery at Kells. The monks at Kells hand transcribed this manuscript on vellum, in a writing style that flourished on the isles between 600 and 850. The monks took refuge from a Viking raid at County Meath, which was the book's home for centuries. The Book of Kells has been held for safekeeping at Trinity College for two centuries and is on display for all to observe.

Now that you have sampled all that there is to see in Dublin, it is time to start planning your trip to this magical land. Schedule a consultation where we can plan out how to find the luck of the Irish and plan out your perfect trip.

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