Dublin City Centre

The name Dublin comes from the Gaelic dubh linn or “black pool” – where the Poddle stream met the River Liffey to form a deep pool at Dublin Castle. The city’s modern name – Baile Áth Cliath – means the “town of the ford of the hurdles”. Ireland’s four principal routeways converged at a crossing place made of hurdles of interwoven saplings straddling the low-tide Liffey.

These are some of the most significant landmarks, buildings and monuments in Dublin City Centre

The Molly Malone Statue, Dublin City 1988

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The Tart with the Cart, The Dish with the Fish & The Trollop with the Scallops The Molly Malone Statue was designed by Jeanne Rynhart and based on a popular song of a [...]

The Molly Malone Statue, Dublin City 19882020-04-26T10:50:55+00:00

Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin City 1172

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One of Ireland's most historic buildings, The heart of a saint and Tom & Jerry Christchurch is built on the most commanding position in Dublin and is one of the finest historical buildings [...]

Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin City 11722020-05-06T13:22:10+00:00

Collins Barracks, Arbour Hill. Dublin City 1702

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One of the largest barracks in Europe, Michael Collins & rare collections of artifacts Collins Barracks is located on Arbour Hill in Dublin City on a site originally earmarked for a mansion for [...]

Collins Barracks, Arbour Hill. Dublin City 17022020-05-02T14:17:48+00:00

St Audeon’s Church, High Street. Dublin City c.1190AD

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The oldest and best-preserved original features of any church in Dublin City St Audeon's Church is located on High Street in Dublin City and dates from c.1190AD. It has the distinction of being [...]

St Audeon’s Church, High Street. Dublin City c.1190AD2020-05-05T12:27:15+00:00

The Ha’penny Bridge, Wellington Quay, Dublin City 1816

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One of the first cast-iron bridges in the World The Ha’penny Bridge was built in 1816 and is one of the oldest cast-iron bridges in the World. It was originally named 'The Wellington [...]

The Ha’penny Bridge, Wellington Quay, Dublin City 18162020-05-06T19:32:58+00:00

Trinity College. Dublin City 1592

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One of the most prestigious universities in the World  Trinity College is widely considered to be the most prestigious university in Ireland and amongst the most elite in Europe. It was founded in [...]

Trinity College. Dublin City 15922020-05-02T10:53:27+00:00

The Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin City 1684

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Ireland's finest 17th century building & The Irish Museum of Modern Art The Royal Hospital is regarded as the finest 17th-century building in Ireland. It was built in 1684 by Sir William Robinson [...]

The Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin City 16842020-05-01T20:11:42+00:00

The Rotunda Hospital, Parnell Street. Dublin City 1757

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The oldest continuously operating maternity hospital in the World The Rotunda Hospital is located on Parnell Street in Dublin City. It is the oldest continuously operating maternity hospital in the World. It is [...]

The Rotunda Hospital, Parnell Street. Dublin City 17572020-04-25T17:05:46+00:00

The Bank of Ireland Building, College Green. Dublin City 1739

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The first purpose-built two-chamber parliament house in the World The Bank of Ireland building is located on College Green in Dublin City. This was the World's first purpose-built two-chamber parliament house. It served [...]

The Bank of Ireland Building, College Green. Dublin City 17392020-05-02T14:20:46+00:00

The Four Courts, Inns Quay, Dublin City 1775

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The centre of Ireland's legal system, James Gandon & gutted by fire in 1921 This was formerly the location of a 13th century Dominican Friary and housed the Four Courts of Chancery, Kings [...]

The Four Courts, Inns Quay, Dublin City 17752020-05-03T10:51:53+00:00