My visit to Dublin which is the capital city of the Ireland with are over 1.5 million residents and pubs on every corner. For this, I wanted to provide some facts of the city.
THE WEATHER & AREA: The city of Dublin covers a land area of 44.5 square miles. The average temperature in January is 41°F and the July Average is 63°F. The temperature was perfect in November!
THE TWIN CITY: San Jose, in California.
THE BRIDGE: Dublin’s O’Connell Bridge that covers the famed River Liffey is reckoned to be the only bridge in the European continent that has the same width as its length. This present concrete structure was built in 1863, replacing a wooden bridge built in 1801. Amazingly, prior to that time, O’Connell Bridge was a rope structure that could only carry one person and a donkey at a time.
THE OLDEST PUB: is reputed to be located in Dublin. The pub is called the Brazen Head. There has been a pub on this site since 1198.
THE MUSIC: Dublin is home to many of Ireland’s most famous musicians, from the Dubliners and Thin Lizzy to Sinead O’Connor and U2. Many of U2’s back catalogue of albums were recorded in their home city. Windmill Lane Studios was the place where U2 recorded their early work and first three albums. The site at Windmill Lane Studios is covered in graffiti from fans that have paid pilgrimage from all over the world and is known as the “U2 Wall.”
THE BEER: home of Guinness Beer!! Click here for the Guinness video: Video
THE COLLEGE: Trinity College, the ancient Dublin university set up at the request of Queen Elizabeth I, has had some memorable graduates including Oscar Wilde, Jonathan Swift and, surprisingly, Bram Stoker, creator of Dracula. Book of Kells is also located on the Trinity campus.
THE MOUNTAINS: None of the so-called Dublin Mountains is high enough to meet the criteria required to claim mountain status. The Sugarloaf is the tallest ‘Dublin Mountain’ yet measures a mere 423.3 meters above sea level.
Here is my video: Video
**Many more to come**