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Dublin, capital of the Republic of Ireland, is on Ireland’s east coast at the mouth of the River Liffey. Its historic buildings include Dublin Castle, dating to the 13th century, and imposing St Patrick’s Cathedral, founded in 1191. City parks include landscaped St Stephen’s Green and huge Phoenix Park, containing Dublin Zoo. The National Museum of Ireland explores Irish heritage and culture.
Dublin may be a small capital, but its cosmopolitan bone fides have been firmly established. Beyond its impressive collection of museums and galleries, and its choice of food from all four corners of the globe – in both restaurant and market form – this is a city that conspicuously embraces diversity and has been transformed by two decades of multiculturalism.
Dublin is the birthplace of authors including Oscar Wilde, James Joyce and Samuel Beckett. The Dublin Writers Museum traces their lives, and the Abbey and Gate theatres have produced many of their works. Famed 9th-century illuminated manuscript the Book of Kells is displayed at Trinity College. Temple Bar is a riverside nightlife and cultural quarter, home to the Irish Film Institute. Bustling, largely pedestrianised Grafton Street is the city’s principal shopping area, also famed for its buskers. Tours at the Guinness Storehouse and Old Jameson Distillery trace the history of these venerable beer and whiskey brands.