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Dublin, capital of the Republic of Ireland, is a historical and contemporary hub of education, arts, education and industry.  It is on Ireland's east coast at the mouth of the River Liffey. The Ha'penny Bridge is a picturesque pedestrian bridge across the Liffey linking the Northside and the Southside of Dublin.

Grafton Street, a pedestrian shopping street which runs from Trinity College to St. Stephen's Green, is considered Dublin's High Street with a wealth of unique shops, galleries and restaurants.

Both Grafton Street and its environs and the Temple Bar area are places of high density for pubs, bars and restaurants featuring innovative menus and live music.

The Medieval Quarter dates to the time of the Viking and Norman invasions of Ireland and includes significant buildings such as Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin Castle, St. Patrick's Cathedral, and old city walls, gates and towers.

One of four universities in Dublin, the University of Dublin dates to the 16th Century. Its constituent college, Trinity College is reknown for its ancient  library which houses the Book of Kells, an illuminated medieval manuscript of the gospels.

The Guinness Storehouse is a popular tourist attraction that offers tours, city views and dining experiences related to the production of Guinness beer.

 

Dublin's main thoroughfare, O'Connell Street and its iconic monument celebrate Daniel O'Connell, a revered Irish nationalist leader. (The hat has been added by the graduating class of Trinity College.)

Dublin is known for its Georgian architecture, especially the elegant doors and fan windows on the buildings around Merrion and Fitzwilliam Squares.

 

The Garden of Remembrance is a memorial to the freedom fighters of various uprisings "who gave their lives in the cause of Irish freedom."

Merrion Square is a public garden around which most of Dublin's Georgian buildings are situated. On its fences artists display their works.

St. Stephen's Green is the largest of Dublin's Georgian parks encompassing an open heath, bandstand, playground, historic arches and memorial statues. 

In St. Stephen's Green the Famine statue is one of approximately 100 that commemorates the loss of millions of Irish during the potato famine of the 1840s.

The Dublin Municipal Gallery  has an important collection of art by contemporary Irish artists which highlights Irish culture.

Numerous street murals and installations throughout the city, especially in Temple Bar and Drury Lane attest to the vibrant artistic spirit.

Located in the heart of Georgian Dublin,  the National Gallery of Ireland houses a vast collection of Irish and European art.

The National Museum of Ireland had displays about Irish natural history, archeology and decorative arts including fascinating treasures and mummified bodies retrieved from the bogs.

The Dublin Docklands is the modern redeveloped area of the south bank of the Liffey. It houses technology and commercial offices such as the headquarters of the Bank of Ulster.

A lot of public art relates to the sectarian tensions of the 20th century and the uprisings leading to the Irish War of Independence.

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