Famous for its cultural heritage and charming hospitality, Dublin is between Howth in the north and the tip of Dalkey south on a wide bay. The River Liffey, which flows into the harbor, slices the city in two. Several bridges cross the north-south divide, which is the most famous O’Connell Bridge. All are a beautiful place to walk around and take in the essence of the capital.
1. Trinity College and College Green
Trinity College is probably the best place to start your visit to Dublin. It is at the heart of the capital, full of incredible history, and it is the oldest university in Ireland having been founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I.
Boasting an enviable 40-acre Trinity retains some of its former isolation of cobbled squares, gardens and parks and is famous worldwide for its collection of great treasures. These include, on permanent display, the 9th century illuminated manuscript, the Book of Kells, the books of Durrow and Armagh, and an ancient Irish harp. The priceless artifacts are displayed in the Treasury and the grand 18th Century Long Room, which houses more than 200,000 older books and hosts regular literary exhibitions of the Trinity.
2. Grafton Street
A short walk south of Trinity College takes you down to the Dublin leading shopping location, Grafton Street. A statue of Molly Malone is at the bottom of the street, so it is impossible to miss. This eclectic buzz morning stretch, noon and night and is a magnet for buskers, classic quartets players and traditional violin songwriters. Many famed bands