Archives for Ireland
The origin of Dublin can be traced back to more than 1000 years from when Vikings had settled there to the cosmopolitan city that it is today. This is the reason that the city is full of historical sites, from the 16 Moore Street to Ashtown Demesne and many more. Even if you have only one day to spend in Dublin, make sure you do not miss the following top 5 popular historical attractions in Dublin.
1. Moore Street
As you walk up Moore Street, you will notice the traditional red-brick building known as 16 Moore Street on the left-hand side. Over the ground floor level of the building, a small plaque is displayed that has “Éirí Amach na Casca” written on it, which means “The Easter Rising, 1916” in English. After the shelling of the GPO, the leaders had retreated into this house, and it was in this house that they decided that they should cease hostilities and surrender because escape was not possible.
Aldborough House is one of Dublin’s most important surviving historic houses. The house is situated on Portland Row, and is the city’s last great mansion that was built during the latter half of the eighteenth century. It was Edward Stratford who built Aldborough House back in 1796. However, after passing out of the Stratford family’s hands, it became a Feinaglian School, then a military barrack, and then a branch of the GPO. The building has some integral architectural features that are listed with IMRO.
3. Ardgillan Castle
Ardgillan Castle is located between Balbriggan and Skerries on an elevated coastline and it enjoys magnificent views, which makes it unique among the Regional Parks of Dublin. This park measures 194 acres, consisting of gardens, mixed woodland and pastureland, all of which overlook the bay of Drogheda. The meaning of Ardgillan in English is “high-wooded area,” and indeed the castle is a sanctuary for various species of birds and mammals. Ardgillan Castle consists of two stories along with a basement extending under the south lawns.
4. Bank Of Ireland-College Green
The Of Ireland-College Green, which is currently in use by a bank, was once the Irish Parliament House, the first purpose-built parliament house in the world with two chambers. For most of the eighteenth century, this building served as the seat of the two chambers of the Kingdom of Ireland’s Irish Parliament. The building also became a part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain after the abolishment of that parliament by the Act of Union of 1800, but is also a part of Ireland too.
5. Ashtown Demesne
You can access Ashtwon Demesne on Chesterfield Avenue off the Phoenix roundabout. Whether you are old or young, it has plenty of attractions for you. These include Ashtown Castle, Phoenix Café, Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, picnic area, new universal access playground and woodland walks. The Phoenix Park Visitor Centre has an audio-visual presentation that will allow you take a glance at what the park was like throughout the ages, which gives it somewhat of a historical interpretation.
From the city center, all of the above historical attractions are within easy reach, especially if you decide upon traveling by car. If you wish to drive yourself and have a UK driving licence, then you can even exchange it for an Irish driving licence.
Every Moment to Remember
Vacations in Ireland serve you with a dual prospectively adventurous experience. You get to know the rich heritage and culture of the land and its people, enjoy the emerald green and beautiful sceneries of a mythical island and above all get the Titanic experience of a lifetime. The ship that affected the life on Ireland so much as to change Ireland into Titanic Northern Ireland tours.
Ireland is connected to the world with ever increasing airlines coming into land the enthusiastic visitors who want to experience the Titanic and see the land, its beauty and to smell the crisp air and openness. In fact the people of Ireland love those who share their views and ideas in friendship so as to experience and share their land with them to enjoy every moment in time. For a visitor, touring the land is ever easy, as you take on a guided tour or adventure out to a self drive tour. There are all the opportunities to be explored according to the time and need to get into the details to see a beautiful country.
Anti Clock Wise Tour
To view one of the Ireland most beautiful counties, a visit to Kerry in its mystical grandeur will be ever remembered. The country side is abundant in natures carved out cliffs and the coastline speak of the natural harbor where one time sails fill the air in hot pursuit of the pirates on the high seas. The country open to beautiful cottages and sheep grazing on the undulated meadows speak of the typical characteristics of the land. A common site of locals joyous to the local traditional music and drums to lift your feelings. The Ring of Kerry is the tourist trail of the south west which a circular 179 km route is, touching various tourist attractions on the way which includes the Killarney National Park. One can also follow a bike trail for a breather. The landscape is unique and every stop invites a few memorable clicks from the camera.
Completing the Ring
Killarney Ross castle and Abbey for a visit can also trail you on horseback to lake of Killarney and the gardens. Completing your circular drive you will ever remember the sites while facing the open vastness of the Atlantic Ocean that a mere hundred years in the past, the Titanic facts to sail the waters in front of you to a maiden voyage, which had prompted you to visit such a beautiful land of rich heritage and culture. The arrival back to Killarney for a choose from quite a number of restaurants and pubs to welcome you and a deep undisturbed sleep.