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Dublin (Irish: Baile Átha Cliath) is the capital and largest city in Ireland, near the midpoint of Ireland's east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey and at the centre of the Dublin Region. Founded as a centre of Viking settlement, the city has been Ireland's capital since mediæval times. The name Dublin is a Hiberno-English derivative of 'Dubh Linn' (Irish, dubh -> black, and linn -> pool)...
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Theatres include the Abbey Theatre, the Gate Theatre, the Olympia Theatre, and the Gaiety Theatre, which opens its doors after the evening theatre production to host a variety of live music, dancing, and films. The largest theatre is the Mahony Hall in The Helix at Dublin City University in Glasnevin.
Explore the National Print Museum of Ireland, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, both the National Gallery (Merrion Square), Museum of Natural History next door, and the National Library of Ireland, the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery, the Chester Beatty Library, Museum of Decorative Arts and History in Collins Barracks and three centres of the National Museum of Ireland are in Dublin.
There are a number of galleries and art centres in the city centre, such as The City Arts Centre, The Douglas Hyde Gallery, The Project Arts Centre and The Royal Hibernian Academy.
Dublin Castle - the centre of English oppression and misrule in Ireland for 700 years. Originally a Danish Viking Fortress in the 930s, it was later strengthened by King John of England in 1204 for defence of the city against (ironically) Dubliners. Today you can walk around the grounds, relax in its gardens and visit 'The Chester Beatty Library', all for free. See the Old Walls of Dublin, State Apartments, and the treasury. Trinity College - once the educator of the elite of Irish society, is now open to all. See the Old Library and the Book of Kells.
Dublin’s main tourist office is located on Wicklow Street in the city centre. Previously a church, this building only two minutes from Grafton Street can’t be missed. Any information pertaining to any part of the country to which you wish to travel should be found here.
A visit to Dublin would not be complete without stopping at one of its famous Pubs. If you're not sure which to visit, then join a guided pub crawl around Dublin City: Backpacker Pub Crawl - evening guided Pub Crawl, visiting many of Dublin's famous pubs.
Guide2Dublin the comprehensive guide to the city of Dublin
Dublin website - Dublin.ie provides links to various services in Dublin city as well as information on the environment, transport, education, culture, business, etc
Traditional music pub crawl - Traditional music