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Explore 2 UCPlaces digital self-guided tours in Ireland

Welcome to Dublin! The history of Dublin, stretches back over a thousand years.  Dublin was founded by the Vikings in the 9th century. They established a settlement called Dyflin and used it as a base for trade and exploration. The Vikings built Dublin Castle and established a network of trade routes that extended across Europe. In 1169, the Normans invaded Ireland and captured Dublin. They constructed the first stone walls around the city and introduced feudalism. Dublin became an important center of commerce and administration, and many of its significant landmarks, including Christ Church Cathedral and St. Patrick's Cathedral, were built during this period. In the 16th century, King Henry VIII declared himself the head of the Church of England, and Protestantism was enforced in Ireland. Dublin became the seat of English power in Ireland, and the city grew in importance. However, religious tensions between Catholics and Protestants persisted throughout this era. In the 18th century, Dublin became a center of political activism, and the Society of United Irishmen was founded. The 19th and 20th centuries saw several significant events, such as the 1798 Rebellion, the Great Famine (1845-1852), the Easter Rising (1916), and the War of Independence (1919-1921). These events ultimately led to the creation of the Irish Free State in 1922. In the 20th and 21st centuries, Dublin experienced periods of economic growth, social change, and cultural development. The city underwent urban renewal projects, including the construction of new buildings and infrastructure. Dublin emerged as a vibrant cosmopolitan capital, attracting international businesses, artists, and tourists. Today, Dublin is known for its rich cultural heritage, literary legacy, bustling streets, and vibrant nightlife. The city has preserved many historic sites and landmarks while embracing modernity and innovation. Its history is reflected in its architecture, museums, and traditions, making it a captivating destination for visitors eager to explore Ireland's past.

Places: 13 POIs Distance: 6.66 mi Duration: 58m

Welcome to Historic America & UCPlaces’ audio walking tour of Dublin.I’m ‘Professional History Nerd’, Rachel Tracey. I’ll be your tour guide as we explore the largest city on the Emerald Isle. Here on the eastern coast of the Republic of Ireland, on the bay of the Irish Sea, Dublin is an iconic destination–full of Irish pride, pubs and a fascinating history dating back to the 7th Century!  Together, we’ll explore the historic highlights of the capital city, beginning with a stroll down O’Connell Street to the River Liffey, making stops at Trinity College, Dublin Castle, and St Patrick's Cathedral. Let’s get started! Our tour begins at The Gresham Hotel, 23 O'Connell Street Upper, North City, Dublin.    

Places: 17 POIs Distance: 1.42 mi Duration: 1h:53m