Before you read on, press play on the video below to enjoy the unofficial anthem of Dublin city which features our beloved Molly Malone. If you ever end up in a traditional Irish Pub and the locals start to sing, this is likely the song you will be hearing. The original song dates back to 1883 and there is much debate about if the song is based on a real or fictitious character.
The song tells the story of a young female fishmonger who sold cockles and mussels from her barr
Constructed in 1768 (rebuilt 1820) Poolbeg lighthouse is believed to be the first candlepower operated lighthouse in the world. Sitting at the end of Great South Wall it is a perfect walk taking about a 40 minute walk down the pier and again.
Dublin Bay has had a long-running problem with silting, notably at the mouth of the River Liffey. The south (and north) walls were built to allow Dublin be a deep water port. Prior to this, boats had difficulties entering the river due
What is a Diving Bell?
Diving Bells are structures which allow people to work underwater. This diving bell is simply a metal block with a hollow section in the bottom for workers to operate in. Dublin Port’s Diving Bell
Dublin Ports diving bell is an enduring symbol of Dublin's maritime heritage. The Diving Bell was designed by the port engineer Bindon Blood Stoney. This was used for the building of the Port’s quay walls in the 1800's. Dublin Port had a big problem with sil
The Great Irish Famine Memorial As you walk down Custom House Quay you will notice gripping statues. They are a striking reminder of a time gone when people who were suffering a great famine desperately emigrated from the country via ships out of Dublin.
Revealed in 1997 the Famine Memorial commemorates the large number of victims of the Great Famine (often referred to as the Potato Famine). The statues were designed by renowned Dublin sculptor Rowan Gillespie. They depict
Dublin City Hall can be found right outside Dublin Castle on Dame Street. You should definitely pop in for a look and enjoy this spectacular space if your in the area as it is open to the public for free.
The building was originally built as The Royal Exchange, where people could change the Irish Punt for the British Sterling. Trade was also conducted here as it was commissioned by the Guild of Merchants. This building became the epicenter of trade in Dublin at the end of t
In the heart of Dun Laoghaire, right on the water, sits the mouthwatering Hartley's restaurant. A nod to the extraordinary uniqueness of this restaurant, it occupies the space that was once Dun Laoghaire's Victoria Railway Station: a beautiful building which exudes grandeur inside and out, with a stunning decor and plenty of space inside. Hartley's has been running it's restaurant there for nearly 10 years now. We visited the restaurant for lunch one day after taking Close to
The Boyne Valley region is an area of rich heritage and history found about 30 to 45 minutes North of Dublin. This area is the location for most of Ireland's important historical events. The Boyne Valley hosts many major historical attractions most noteworthy would be Newgrange. Newgrange is a 5200 year old burial chamber which is recognized as a world heritage site. Its believed that this chamber was build around 3200BC during the Neolithic period, making it older then the