Taste of Ireland

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Guinness Brewery

Guinness Brewery

A trip to Dublin wouldn’t be complete without a properly poured pint at the Guinness Storehouse, Ireland’s most popular tourist attraction. 960 1280

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Time for a pint?

Time for a pint?

This Dublin sign asks the question that you were probably already asking yourself. 960 1280

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Nude food

Nude food

Why have “dressed” food when you could have “nude” food? 960 1280

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Bailey's Irish Cream

Bailey's Irish Cream

This Dublin sign promotes another world-famous Irish beverage, Bailey’s Irish Cream. 960 1280

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Why Go Bald

Why Go Bald

This sign, advertising a hair and skin clinic, was about to be removed and trashed when it was rescued and restored by the original sign maker. The “Why Go Bald” sign is so popular that it even has a Facebook fan page, and U2’s Bono claims that it’s his favorite Dublin landmark. 960 1280

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Karma

Karma

This sign reminds Dubliners to recycle, because, well, it’s just good karma. 960 1280

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Paddy Power

Paddy Power

This Paddy Power (an Irish bookmaking chain) location changed its name to O'Bama Power in honor of the US President and First Lady’s visit to Dublin. 960 1280

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Saletime

Saletime

What time is it? Apparently, it’s saletime! Do you really need any more information than that? 960 1280

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Irish pub

Irish pub

Apparently, this Irish pub doesn’t just serve food, it serves “good food.” 960 1280

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Stop sign

Stop sign

When in Dublin, make sure you wear your parachute while driving, in preparation for when you may need to eject from your moving vehicle while it’s falling off a cliff into water. 960 1280

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Restaurant sign

Restaurant sign

What more could you need? 960 1280

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Leprechaun Museum

Leprechaun Museum

This helpful sign points you in the right direction of the “Louvre of leprechauns.” 960 1280

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Hairy Lemon Pub

Hairy Lemon Pub

This pub was named after a Dublin street character of the 1950s, a haggard-looking dog catcher who was said to have a face that resembled a hairy lemon. 960 1280

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Free Beer

Free Beer

This seems like a pretty great deal to us! 960 1280

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Dublin store

Dublin store

We’re not sure what kind of adults you can get on final clearance, nor are we curious to find out. 960 1280

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Temple Bar

Temple Bar

Temple bar
Temple Bar, in Dublin, has retained a medieval street pattern, with cobbled streets. Home to the Irish Photography Centre, the Irish Film Archive, as well as various nightclubs and bars, Ireland's cultural district saw the first performance of Handel's "Messiah" in 1742.
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Dingle Peninsula

Dingle Peninsula

Dingle Peninsula
A remote area of Ireland, the Dingle Peninsula is the place to see traditional Irish heritage. Ancient traditions have survived in this Gaelic-speaking area far more than anywhere else in the country. The 30-mile-long peninsula on Ireland's west coast also has more than 2,000 archaeological sites.
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Christ Church

Christ Church

Christ Church Cathedral
Sitting on what used to be the heart of medieval Dublin, the Christ Church Cathedral is the official seat of the Church of Ireland. Founded in 1028 by a Viking king, this cathedral still captivates visitors of all backgrounds with its beauty and history.
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Fort Dunree

Fort Dunree

Fort Dunree
Built in 1798, Fort Dunree sits on a rocky cliff in Northern Ireland. Irish forces were stationed here during WWII to prevent the nations at war from violating Ireland's neutrality. The fort is now a museum with its bunkers full of Irish military history.
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Battle of the Boyne

Battle of the Boyne

The Battle of the Boyne
"11th Night" is a celebration widely observed by Protestant groups in Northern Ireland with costumed reenactments of William of Orange's 1690 defeat of King James, a Catholic, in the Battle of the Boyne. Bonfires are lit all over Ireland to commemorate the event.
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Blarney Castle

Blarney Castle

Blarney Castle
Visitors to this historic castle can bend over backwards (literally) to kiss the Blarney Stone, known for its ability to "deceive without offending." If kissing historic artifacts isn't your thing, a garden of rock formations on the castle's grounds, called Rock Close, offers visitors a chance to climb the "Wishing Steps."
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Penguins in Dublin City Zoo

Penguins in Dublin City Zoo

The spelling of Dublin was originally "Dubh Linn," which means "Black Pool" in Gaelic, referring to an ancient treacle lake in the city. The lake is now part of the penguin enclosure at the Dublin City Zoo. 960 1280

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Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher
With its highest point towering 700 feet, the Cliffs of Moher offer amazing views of the Aran Islands, Galway Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. You'll also find a nature preserve; the area is one of the major nesting areas for seabirds in Ireland. The cliffs have been a tourist destination for centuries -- O'Brien's Tower, which stands at the highest point of the cliffs, was built in 1835 as an observation tower.
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Trinity College

Trinity College

Trinity College
Trinity College in Dublin is Ireland's oldest university. Established in 1592, it was once the stomping grounds of Oscar Wilde and Dracula’s Bram Stoker. A star athlete, Stoker graduated in 1870, and Wilde followed in 1874, with many academic awards under his belt.
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Bank of Ireland

Bank of Ireland

Irish Houses of Parliament
Although it's now the Bank of Ireland, visitors can still tour the former Irish Houses of Parliament. Built in 1739, it was the world's first parliamentary house built for the sole purpose of housing a government. It served as the seat of parliament for the Kingdom of Ireland until Ireland became part of the United Kingdom in 1800.
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Navan Fort

Navan Fort

Navan Fort
Not so much a fort as a pagan ceremonial ground, Navan Fort is full of ancient Irish history. While the site is not much more than a giant grass covered mound, it’s the setting for many Irish myths. Actors help bring the fort to life through reenactments of cooking, weaving, and farming during the Iron Age.
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Newgrange

Newgrange

Newgrange Megalithic Passage Tomb
Built around 3200 B.C., Newgrange is 600 years older than the Giza Pyramids and 1,000 years older than Stonehenge. According to legend, Newgrange was the home of Oenghus, the god of love. At dawn on the winter solstice, a shaft of sunlight shines through the roof over the entrance and penetrates the passage to light up the chamber for 17 minutes.
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Garden of Remembrance

Garden of Remembrance

Garden of Remembrance
This memorial garden in Dublin commemorates the many Irish revolutionaries who fought for freedom in various rebellions. The garden sits where the Irish Volunteers formed their organization in 1913 to secure rights for all of Ireland.
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Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin

Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin

The Shelbourne, now a newly renovated and upscale hotel in Dublin, was where the first Irish Constitution was drafted and signed in 1922. The hotel overlooks St. Stephen’s Green, Europe's largest garden square. 960 1280

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Rock of Cashel

Rock of Cashel

Rock of Cashel
Supposedly the site of the king of Munster's conversion by St. Patrick in the 5th century A.D., Rock of Cashel is a great place to see medieval architecture. The buildings, still standing since the 12th and 13th centuries, include Cormac’s Chapel, which holds the sarcophagus of King Cormac, a former king of Munster.
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Belfast, Ireland, is the epicenter of Titanic attractions, with the newly opened Titanic Belfast museum, housed in a stunning building located on the slipways where the “Ship of Dreams” was built. 960 1280

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On April 8, 2012, the MS Balmoral -- operated by Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, whose parent company (Harland and Wolff) built the Titanic -- will set sail from Southampton, UK, on what is being billed as “the Titanic Memorial Cruise.” 960 1280

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It's a long way from any ocean, but Titanic museums in Branson, MO, and in Pigeon Forge, TN, have seen more than 7 million visitors since 2006 and house some of the largest permanent collections anywhere of Titanic artifacts and memorabilia. 960 1280

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The Southampton Maritime Museum hosts a permanent exhibition on the Titanic’s crew. Visitors can find out about the Titanic crew’s roles onboard and their personal stories. The museum collection also includes audio of crewmember’s memories of the night the Titanic struck the iceberg. 960 1280

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A new exhibit, 'Titanic: 100 Year Obsession,' at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC, highlights the history of the Titanic and its sinking in the year 1912. 960 1280

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The Titanic Belfast attraction opened in The Titanic Quarter on March 13, 2012, in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Belfast's Titanic Quarter is a waterfront regeneration project on the original site of the Harland and Wolff shipyard, birthplace of the Titanic. 960 1280

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A century ago, tens of thousands of eager spectators lined Belfast Lough to see the Titanic, the largest moving manmade object the world had ever seen -- and the most luxurious ship ever built at the time -- set sail on her maiden voyage. 960 1280

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Prepare for seasickness with the 3-D release of James Cameron’s blockbuster Titanic. The movie’s characters Jack Dawson and Rose DeWitt Bukater are entirely fictitious. While the passenger record does list a Jack Dawson, it is entirely coincidence. 960 1280

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Museum visitors at the Titanic Branson get the boarding pass of a Titanic passenger or crewmember when they enter, and at the end of the tour, they learn whether their passenger lived or died. 960 1280

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One hundred years ago, on April 15, 1912, the Titanic struck an iceberg and sank in the icy waters of the Atlantic with as many as 1,635 people onboard -- a tragedy that continues to fascinate the world. Letters and other artifacts at the Titanic Museum, Massachusetts tell the stories of the lives lost. 960 1280

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