Insights: Dublin (2001)
Although its roots go back more than a millennium, Dublin, the capital of the Irish Republic, is a very youthful city. With half of its citizens under the age of 30, the spirit of Dublin is a vibrant mix of the old and the new. Its rich and exciting history and current events are no less colorful. Dublin has a warm heart infused with a very old soul.
Famed for its tranquil tree lined walks and ancient standing stones, St Stephen's Green is one of Ireland's best-known Victorian public parks. Trinity College is one of Dublin's oldest educational establishments founded in 1591 by Elizabeth the 1st. Then, across the bridge lies the well known burial mound known as Newgrange. These magnificent prehistoric monuments exude a sense of strength and antiquity that commands deep respect for those who created them.
Whether you are looking for the modern shopping, natural health markets or a view of the past, Dublin has something for any visitor.