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
South of the River
West City
Points of Interests in Dublin…

Listed are some of the most interesting places to visit and see in Dublin.
* UNESCO World Heritage Site. You may sort the table below by alpha name, type of site, classification of site, area and district of Dublin

Day Trips from Dublin…
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Transportation in Dublin…