The capital of the Republic of Ireland, Dublin sits off the east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey. Also known by the Irish Baile Átha Cliath, Dublin was originally founded as the Kingdom of Dublin, a Viking settlement and became Ireland's principal city following the Norman Invasion.
Its historic buildings include vast, ancient Dublin Castle, dating to the 13th century, and imposing St Patrick’s Cathedral, founded in 1191. City parks include landscaped Phoenix Park which contains the popular Dublin Zoo. Other attractions included the interesting Irish Museum of Modern Art, the educational Science Gallery Dublin, the Dublin Writers Museum, and, for the whisky lovers, Jameson Distillery Bow Street.
There's so much to see and do in Dublin: from visiting Kilmainham Gaol, a former prison turned museum and film location, appearing in films such as The Italian Job and In the Name of the Father, and television shows such as Primeval and Ripper Street; a thriving entertainment scene; vibrant street music; Croke Park stadium, home of the Gaelic Athletic Association; the Guinness Storehouse Tour; and Dublin's iconic pubs.
Cassidy's Hotel ***
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