Dublin was possibly settled by the Gaels by the 7th century and expanded as a Viking settlement. Later it became the main city in the Kingdom of Ireland following the Norman invasion. It expanded and grew rapidly in the 17th century and was a major city in the British Empire. Following the Act of the Union it fell into decline in the 19th century as political power was under London’s control.

The Easter Rising of 1916, the Irish War of Independence, and the subsequent Irish Civil War resulted in a significant amount of physical destruction in central Dublin. With Irelands independence, Dublin became its capital.

Today almost half of Irelands population live in Dublin. It is the entry point for almost all international visitors to Ireland. It is a vibrant city to visit with its attractions and nightlife.

Regions of Dublin…
North of the River
North Suburbs
South of the River
South Suburbs
West City
Points of Interests in Dublin…
Bull Island Nature ReserveNaturalNature ReserveNorth Suburbs
Christ Church CathedralLandmark / ReligiousCathedralSouth of the River
Dublin AirportTransportationAirportNorth Suburbs
Dublin CastleLandmarkCastleSouth of the River
Dublin City Gallery - The Hugh LaneMuseumModern / ContemporaryNorth of the River
Dublin Writers Museum
MuseumAuthorsNorth of the River
Dublin ZooAttractionZooWest City
Dublinia & the Viking WorldMuseumHistorySouth of the River
EPIC The Irish Emigration MuseumMuseumHistoryNorth of the River
General Post OfficeLandmarkIrish Rebellion SiteNorth of the River
Glasnevin CemeteryLandmarkCemeteryNorth Suburbs
Green on Red GalleryMuseumArtSouth of the River
Guinness StorehouseAttractionBrewerySouth of the River
Ha'penny BridgeLandmarkBridgeSouth of the River
Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA)MuseumHistoryWest City
Irish Whiskey MuseumMuseumDistillationSouth of the River
Jeanie Johnston Tall ShipMuseumNauticalNorth of the River
Kilmainham Gaol
LandmarkPrisonWest City
Little Museum of DublinMuseumPoliticalSouth of the River
Merrion SquareLandmarkCity SquareSouth of the River
Molly Malone statueLandmarkStatueSouth of the River
National Botanic GardensNaturalGardensNorth Suburbs
National Gallery of IrelandMuseumIrish ArtSouth of the River
National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology & HistoryMuseumArchaeologySouth of the River
National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & HistoryMuseumDecorative ArtWest City
National Museum of Ireland - Natural HistoryMuseumHistorySouth of the River
O'Connell StreetLandmarkStreet & SpireNorth of the River
Old Jameson DistilleryMuseumDistilleryNorth of the River
Phoenix ParkNaturalCity ParkWest City
Samuel Beckett BridgeLandmarkBridgeSouth of the River
St Mary's Pro-CathedralLandmark / ReligiousCathedralNorth of the River
St Stephens GreenNaturalCity ParkSouth of the River
Strawberry BedsNeighborhoodVillageWest City
Temple BarNeighborhoodPub areaSouth of the River
The Famine MemorialLandmarkMemorialNorth of the River
The Mansion HouseLandmarkMayor's OfficeSouth of the River
Trinity CollegeLandmarkUniversitySouth of the River
Day Trips from Dublin…
  • Blarney Castle
  • Boyne Valley 🏛
    • Hill of Tara
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Connemara
  • Cork
  • Galway
  • Glenalough
  • Kerry
  • Kilkenny
  • Northern Ireland
    • Belfast
    • Giant’s Causeway 🏛
  • Waterford
  • Wicklow

Transportation in Dublin…