Stones of Dublin – A History of Dublin in Ten Buildings

Stones of Dublin – A History of Dublin in Ten Buildings
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Stand on any street in Dublin and one is confronted with history. Behind the fa├žades of the ten buildings featured here is the story of Dublin, bringing to life key events and characters from the past. The buildings include: Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin’s oldest church; Dublin Castle, the colonisers’ castle; Trinity College Dublin, the first seat of learning; the Old Parliament House (Bank of Ireland); City Hall, the centre of civic life; Kilmainham Gaol, where leaders of the rebellions of 1798, 1803, 1848, 1867 and 1916 were detained; St James’ Gate Brewery, home of Guinness; the iconic GPO, the last great Georgian public building erected; the national theatre and ‘cradle of Irish drama’, the Abbey, and Croke Park, home of the Gaelic Athletic Association and a cathedral of sport. These survive as tangible reminders of Dublin’s past and help shape the city landscape today. Bringing together the stories of these landmark buildings takes us on a wonderful journey through the shifting social, political and cultural history of Ireland’s capital.

Category:Architecture History & Periods, History of Ireland, Landmarks & Monuments

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