Author - Stipe Lelas
Stipe Lelas
January 17, 2020.

Discover Dublin

The moment you step foot in Dublin, you feel the energy and rich history that this town has. Although founded by the Vikings back in the 9th century, Dublin has established itself today as one of the biggest tech capitals in the world. And while attending the Shift conference, it’s definitely worth having a tour around the city to see some of the inspiring landmarks that made Dublin what it is today.

Saint Patrick’s Cathedral

Saint Patrick’s Cathedral has been part of Ireland’s history for over 800 years and today is one of the most popular visitor attractions in Dublin. Built in honour of Ireland’s patron saint between 1220 and 1260 Saint Patrick’s Cathedral offers visitors a rich and compelling cultural experience and is one of the few buildings left from medieval Dublin.
Saint Patrick’s Cathedral
Saint Patrick’s Cathedral

Dublin Castle

Dublin Castle is the heart of historic Dublin. In fact the city gets its name from the Black Pool - 'Dubh Linn' which was on the site of the present Castle garden. The Castle stands on the ridge on a strategic site at the junction of the River Liffey and its tributary the Poddle, where the original fortification may have been an early Gaelic Ring Fort.
Later a Viking Fortress stood on this site - a portion of which is on view to visitors in the 'Medieval Undercroft' which also includes the remains of the original 13th century Castle. The south range houses the magnificent State Apartments that were built as the residential quarters of the Viceregal court. They are now the venue for Presidential Inaugurations, State Functions and Ireland's Presidencies of the European Union.
Dublin Castle
Dublin Castle

National Gallery of Ireland

The National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin boasts some 2,500 paintings and approximately 10,000 other works in different media including water-colours, drawings, prints and sculpture. Every major European school of painting is extensively represented. It also houses a renowned collection of Irish paintings, the majority of which are on permanent display.
National Gallery of Ireland
National Gallery of Ireland

Guinness Storehouse

Guinness is synonymous with Ireland and no visit to Dublin is complete without a trip to the Guinness Storehouse – the Home of Guinness. Here you can discover what goes into the making of each and every pint, and learn about the incredible brand history stretching over 250 years.
Located in the heart of the legendary St. James’s Gate Brewery in Dublin, this production site has been home to the Guinness Brewery since 1759, when Arthur Guinness signed a lease for 9,000 years. The Guinness Storehouse building dates back to 1904 and is built in the style of the Chicago School of Architecture.
Guinness Storehouse
Guinness Storehouse

Jameson Distillery Bow St.

With plenty of unique experiences available, pop in for a tour and tasting, learn how to blend your own whiskey, master the craft of cocktail making or draw whiskey straight from a cask in Dublin’s only live maturation warehouse, all in the home of the World’s Leading Distillery Tour.
Jameson Distillery Bow St.
Jameson Distillery Bow St.

Temple Bar

Temple Bar is often described as Dublin's "bohemian quarter." It is certainly full of entertainment, art, and culinary action and often leads the list of top attractions of Dublin and is one of the best places to hear live Irish folk music. While the artistic district still has some creative flair, almost every visitor to Ireland swings by the area for the ceol agus craic – a lot of fun and quite a few pints.
Temple Bar
Temple Bar
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