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"City Centre Tour VIII (Dublin Castle)" Dublin Castle Tip by Buckz

Dublin Castle, Dublin: 115 reviews and 189 photos


On leaving the park turn left (north). go straight through the junction and .The second right is Ship st little. down here you will see the back gate to Dublin castle. Don't worry if the barrier is closed- it is for cars, not for you.
Dublin Castle can be divided into 4 areas,
1) the coach house and back lawn, site of the original Black Pool, (or Dubh linn in Irish.) The pool was on the river Poddle (which is below you), its dark peaty waters earned it and the city its name. There is a memorial to Veronica Guerin in here. (Veronica Guerin was a journalist who relentlessly investigated the Dublin crimeworld. She was assassinated in 1996. Her murder had precisely the opposite effect it had intended. Public outcry forced rapid government action, which led to the Criminal Assets Bureau being set up-It has been so effective it is used as a model for dealing with organised crime throughout Europe. The person tried but acquitted of her murder is serving a 24 year sentence for Drug traffiking.)
2) The medieval castle, with it's ornate stone carving,

Address: Dame Street, Dublin 2
Directions: downtown dublin, south of the liffey
Phone: +353 1 677 7129

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 3, 2003
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