Monday, November 8, 2010

Temple Bar

Temple Bar is reputed to be Dublin's "bohemian quarter" - it certainly is full of entertainment, art and culinary action. It is generally regarded to be on the list of top attractions of Dublin and visited by everybody and their grandmother for the ceol agus craic. And arousing mixed feelings. Some people could happily spend the rest of their lives in Temple Bar, or at least until the ATM does no longer provide cash. Others have a look, maybe a quick pint and then call it a day.

Pheonix Park

Pheonix Park is the largest urban park in Ireland and is situated two miles away from the city. This place has beautiful garden, lakes and big grasslands. The place is peaceful and serene and is far from crowd where you can enjoy the scenic beauty. This is one of the famous places to visit in Ireland.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Molly Malone

Molly Malone the famous fishmonger who in bygone days wandered the streets selling fish from her cart. This statue of Molly Malone is now a famous landmark at one end of Grafton Street.

Half Penny Bridge

Halfpenny bridge is a pedestrian bridge spanning the River Liffey. The halfpenny Bridge was erected in 1816 and there was a toll of one half penny to cross the bridge. It was made of cast metal in England and at the time was the only pedestrian bridge across the river.

O'Connell Bridge

he original bridge (named Carlisle Bridge for the then Lord Lieutenant of Ireland - Frederick Howard, 5th Earl of Carlisle) was designed by James Gandon, and built between 1791 and 1794.
Originally humped,[1] and narrower, Carlisle bridge was a symmetrical, three semicircular arch structure constructed in granite with a Portland stone balustrade and obelisks on each of the four corners.[2] A keystone head at the apex of the central span symbolises the River Liffey, corresponding to the heads on the Custom House (also designed by James Gandon) which personify the other great rivers of Ireland.