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Singer-songswriter David Kitt is quitting Ireland, claiming it is too expensive to live in the country anymore. Kitt says he has no choice given that the Dublin house in which he lives is being sold as part of a portfolio to a consortium of European investors. “I do think it is sad that so many creative/artistic/bright people are being forced to leave this city and the country in general.” He blamed Fine Gael who he said are “failing this city and its peo...
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Delightful and one of the best attractions of Ireland is Dublin Castle. Its story, like many Irish stories, is connected with the English and Vikings. It is located south from the Liffey River and was erected on the site of an ancient Viking fortress, becoming subsequently the residence of British kings in Ireland. Defensive fortress The castle, in terms of defense, was built with all the requirements and features: watchtowers, thick and strong walls, as w...
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8 miles from Dublin there is one of the most important and most interesting sights of Ireland - the James Joyce Tower. It is a museum dedicated to the memory of this famous writer. Once you get here, you can get to know his life and work more closely. Martello Towers – Castle Fort The real name of the building is Martello Towers, it is a kind of castle fort, one of those built throughout England and Ireland for defense against Napoleonic troops. They got t...
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Trinity College, located in Dublin, is an interesting landmark of Ireland. Founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I, it is part of the Dublin University. Together they are considered the oldest and most prestigious educational institutions of the country. Best in the country Only a few people know that the full name of the institution is very long, and you can only meet it on official papers. The college includes six faculties of different profiles: philology,...
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This is a former prison in Dublin, which is currently a museum. In the XVIII - early XX centuries it was used by the British authorities to keep prisoners, including many fighters for the independence of Ireland, and also as a place of executions. The Kilmainham prison was built in 1796, and was originally unofficially called the "New prison", to distinguish it from the old Dublin prison, located several hundred meters away from it. Officially, it was call...
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Dublin is the cultural, administrative and business center of Ireland. The city hass the largest port in the country, opening the gates to the Adriatic Sea. And although the name of the city originated from: Doubh-linn - "black pond" or "overgrown with a reed town", now this name does not reflect the real view of the city at all. It is a city shining with hundreds of different shades, the homeland of one of the most famous rock bands in the world - U2, a c...
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In Dublin there are numerous pubs, from ancient cozy institutions with a long history to super-modern youth megapubs. In order to easily navigate in the selection, we offer you the top ten most popular Temple Bar Located in the center of the same name block of Dublin, this pub has no equal in quality and variety of draft and bottled beer. In addition, first-class lunches and dinners are served here, and most evenings are accompanied by live music. The Port...
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Street Temple Bar One of the oldest blocks of Dublin, located in the heart of the city between Deim Street and the River Liffey. Named after the rector of the main university of Ireland (Trinity College), William Temple, who lived here in the XVII century, and the word "bar" denotes the location of this area on the river bank. In the 80s, Irish bohemians settled here, and gradually Temple Bar became the cultural center of Dublin. Now here are small museums...
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EDUCATION MINISTER RICHARD Bruton has announced that parents and students will be consulted over the use of smartphones in schools, saying that their use by students has “increasingly caused concern”. Bruton said he would publish a circular that will require that schools consult with parents, teachers and students on the use of the phones and tablet devices in schools - writes thejournal.ie He also announced that the use of these devices in school will be...
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Do you live in Northern Ireland and you have long wanted to change the environment for a short while, but do not go far from your home? Try to follow our advice and go for a few days to Dublin. This city is sure to interest anyone who visited it. Walking along its streets, you should pay attention to the magnificent restaurants. And what makes a restaurant magnificent? Chef or awards? Regardless of what motivates you to add a restaurant to your list of fav...
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There are many things that you might come up with when someone mentions Dublin, but if you think you know absolutely everything about the Irish capital, here are some things that may surprise you. 1. Dublin means a "black whirlpool" The name of the city came from the Gaelic "Dubh Linn", which means "black whirlpool" - thanks to the dark lake that once was located at the intersection of the Poddl and Liffey rivers. 2. Dublin has more than a thousand pubs Du...
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A cinema in Galway, that has cost the State €8.4 million, will finally open to the public next Friday. The Pálás cinema has been mired in controversy since the project was first mooted, 14 years ago - writes rte.ie. With state of the art technology, three screens, a coffee shop and a bar, the cinema is envisaged as a cultural hub for Galway. But the project has encountered numerous problems over the years, with funding shortfalls, contractual issues and st...