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article imagePhoto essay: Touring Dublin Special

By Tim Sandle     Nov 20, 2014 in Travel
Dublin - Dublin, Ireland's capital, has plenty to see and do. Whether it is sampling the "craic" or visiting the museums, there is plenty to see and do. Digital Journal recently paid a visit.
Dublin is in the province of Leinster on Ireland's east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey.
Dublin was founded as a Viking settlement. In the city there is a museum dedicated to Viking history. The museum is interactive, allowing children to dress up in costume and play with props.
A young boy dresses up in costume at Dublin s Viking museum.
A young boy dresses up in costume at Dublin's Viking museum.
Today Dublin is bustling city, with a long heritage. The city has a world-famous literary history, and many magnificent buildings.
People bustle along near Dublin s banking district.
People bustle along near Dublin's banking district.
Clontarf Castle is near an area famous as a key location of the Battle of Clontarf in 1014. The curr...
Clontarf Castle is near an area famous as a key location of the Battle of Clontarf in 1014. The current building dates to 1837.
Inside Clontaff Castle  Dublin. This area was designed by the Irish architect William Vitruvius Morr...
Inside Clontaff Castle, Dublin. This area was designed by the Irish architect William Vitruvius Morrison.
The General Post Office is one of Ireland's most famous buildings, and was the last of the great Georgian public buildings erected in the capital. During the Easter Rising of 1916, the GPO served as the headquarters of the uprising's leaders.
With the exception of the portico  which is of Portland stone  the whole of the Dublin Post Office b...
With the exception of the portico, which is of Portland stone, the whole of the Dublin Post Office building is of mountain granite.
Close to the Post Office, and also located on O'Connell Street, is the Spire of Dublin, alternatively titled the Monument of Light. The monument was commissioned as part of a street layout redesign in 1999.
The pattern around the base of the Spire is based on a core sample of earth and rock formation taken...
The pattern around the base of the Spire is based on a core sample of earth and rock formation taken from the ground where the spire stands.
Throughout the city there are plenty of medieval churches, some with a rich heritage and containing interesting relics.
Church stained glass window from a 14th century church in Dublin.
Church stained glass window from a 14th century church in Dublin.
One of the popular tourist attractions is taking a horse-drawn carriage through the old part of the city.
A draft horse  being prepared to take tourist for a tour of Dublin s cobbled streets.
A draft horse, being prepared to take tourist for a tour of Dublin's cobbled streets.
For those who prefer modernity, there are several shopping malls.
One of Dublin s shopping malls  this one is equipped with several boutique outlets.
One of Dublin's shopping malls, this one is equipped with several boutique outlets.
There is also a wax museum, presenting Dublin's history along with more popular entertainers.
Something a little more recent from Dublin s wax museum - a realistic looking Gollum.
Something a little more recent from Dublin's wax museum - a realistic looking Gollum.
Away from the delights of the city, Dublin remains a working town. This view, close to the Guinness brewery, presents an overview of industrial Dublin.
A bird s eye view of industrial Dublin.
A bird's eye view of industrial Dublin.
In short, Dublin is an exciting and vibrant city, and a place well-worth visiting.
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