Dublin, is the capital of the Republic of Ireland, and is situated on Ireland’s east coast at the mouth of the River Liffey.
Its medieval buildings include the 13th-century Dublin Castle, Christ Church and St Patrick’s Cathedral. Part of the original Dubh Linn settlement area became the hub of the Vikings in Dublin and remnants of this time in history are still visible.
Dublin is often praised for its Georgian architecture. The city has some of the finest Georgian buildings in the world and none are finer than those located in the Georgian Quarter. Running from St Stephen’s Green and Trinity College to the canal, Merrion Square, St Stephen’s Green and Fitzwilliam Square are prime examples of the Georgian style. The Irish House of Parliament (The Dáil) is situated in one of the most spectacular Georgian buildings– Leinster House.
The world famous Temple Bar area of Dublin is also known as the Cultural Quarter, with bars, restaurants, music venues, hip boutiques and second hand shops, Temple Bar is a highlight of any visit to Dublin. Regular markets, street theatre and buskers make this the most exciting part of this vibrant city.