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Touring History in Dublin

An August 2003 trip to Dublin by Sierra

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Quote: Dublin lives and breathes its history at every corner. Whether you're a medieval Viking or a 21st-century tourist, there is something awaiting your discovery in Dublin.

Dublin Literary Pub Crawl

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Dublin Literary Pub Crawl Photo, Dublin, Ireland
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Fancy getting yourself a touch of the local culture and history but wish you could stop along the way and soak up a few pints? Well then, the Dublin Literary Pub Crawl is for you. "Pub" is short for "public house," and those who run pubs are "publicans." Historically there were times when pubs were combination grocer's/alehouse; and while this practice may have faded in most major towns and cities, you can still find tucked away in parts of rural Ireland pubs that carry on this tradition. When going out with your friends, it's traditional to buy rounds for those you're with rather than getting your own drinks. Most pubs serve some kind of food as well - and pub food may be some of the best you ...Read More

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Dublin Literary Pub Crawl
9 Duke Street
Dublin, Ireland
+353 (1) 670 5602

Dublinia

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Dublinia Photo, Dublin, Ireland
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The Irish generally have not overly spoiled most of their tourist attractions, but there is one attraction in Dublin that is slightly on the cheesy side and yet informational and interesting: Dublinia!, which highlights Dublin's medieval beginnings. Dublinia is located in a historical building connected to Christ Church via a pedestrian bridge. When entering Dublinia, you can in fact choose to purchase a double ticket for Dublinia/Christ Church. Admission for just Dublinia is €4, with family passes available for €10. If you're interested in seeing both, it's not so much a bargain as a convenience, because after seeing Dublinia and crossing over to the church, you can pay for a church tic...Read More

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Dublinia
St. Michaels Hill, Christchurch
Dublin, Ireland
01-6794611

Bru na Boinne and Newgrange

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Bru na Boinne Visitor's Center Photo, Dublin, Ireland
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Some six hundred years before Pharaoh Djoser's Step Pyramid at Saqqara in Egypt (2611 BC), in fact before even the Egyptian state was founded, and a thousand years before Stonehenge, the New Stone Age people who lived in what is now County Meath in Ireland built a massive megalithic passage tomb at the place we now call Newgrange. The area has long been called Brú na Bóinne - translated from the Irish as Mansion (or sometimes "Womb") of the Boyne. Near the village of Donore, perhaps an hour or so north of Dublin, Brú na Bóinne's entrance is modestly marked - today, "Brú na Bóinne" encompasses not only the Newgrange structure but also its sister mounds of Knowth and Dowth. A...Read More