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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Baile Atha Cliath means "place of reeds of the ford hurdle": The Gaelic name of the city, whose English name of love to "Devil's Inn" is derived - where the devil resides. This would Beelzebub one of nearly half a million inhabitants the biggest city in Ireland.

Nowhere else in the economic recovery has manifested so clearly as in the glistening facade of modern hotels and banks along the River Liffey. Nevertheless, there continues the traditional, middle-class Dublin in scenic, colorful facades and everywhere-present Irish folk music type a fitting testimony to this.

Besides the traditional attractions (Trinity College, Leinster House, Dublin Castle, The Grave Digger's) are worth a stroll through the bustling city: the magnificent Georgian architecture deserves a second look! Also, who takes a look into the tangled back streets, encounter wonderful old-fashioned cafes and shops.

With its countless pubs (held in which of course traditional music sessions), the many theaters (the most famous is the Abbey Theatre), the various museums (even the brewery Guinness affords the harbor its own), has a few dozen movie theaters and much more Dublin offer an impressive leisure facilities that are not exhausted in the night: Several clubs must open their doors over the curfew also. The young, diverse party scene entices many visitors to the city by night-long celebrations ...

A special highlight of the year of "Blooms day" is: At some point, the Dublin tired of tourists, with Joyce's "Dubliners" in hand, collided and caught nasty bumps. They organized the Blooms day simply (July 16): On this occasion, the novel in different establishments (not just pubs - the national library, a cemetery and the famous Tower ...) celebrated and enacted. This has less literary, rather than wet-cheerful character - Joyce himself would have been such an interpretation is certainly not averse to ...

Who had enough of big-city bustle, the offer of the nearby Wicklow Mountains, the monolithic tombs of Newgrange and the extensive ruins of the monastery Monasterboice has ample opportunities for day trips. The popular beaches are reachable from the city in a short time.

Dublin is an Irish oddity - a diverse, historic city in which the Irish past and European future, a charming symbiosis. And always worth a visit!

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