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"Real History" Dublin Castle Tip by ChrsStrl

Dublin Castle, Dublin: 115 reviews and 189 photos

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by ChrsStrl

For over 700 years it was the HQ of English rule in Ireland. It reflects both oppression and grandeur in its design. It's a vast mix of buildings, largely rebuilt in the 18thC, around two courtyards. The south side is taken up with sumptious State Apartments, including St Patrick's Hall where state functions and the inauguration of the President now take place. There is a neo-Gothic Chapel Royal with elaborate wood and plaster work and a fascinating undercroft where parts of the original Viking fortress can be seen.

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

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 30, 2004
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