4 A century of new beginnings
For such a small city, Dublin’s got a BIG past. The iconic city has survived Viking attacks, a devastating fire, and even the plague. It’s also founded of one of the oldest universities in Europe, Trinity College, and is home to Ireland’s legendary brew, Guinness.
Visit Kilmainham Gaol, the biggest unoccupied jail in Europe, and admire the Viking defense bank and stony medieval Undercroft at Dublin Castle. Don’t miss the General Post Office (GPO) on O’Connell Street: the beautifully restored original features and iconic exterior pillars are a treat – not to mention the history held within its walls. Of course, there are plenty of historic walking trails to choose from. As Lonely Planet says: “Dublin deserves to be imbibed at walking pace.”