On the south side are a number of banks and shops

The centre of Dublin, Ireland has many statues. Some depict famous people in Ireland’s history; others are of normal people going about their daily lives.

Dubliners are very fond of their statues, and sometimes canada goose black friday sale give them amusing nicknames. Be warned! Some of these nicknames would be considered offensive in other countries; in Ireland, insults are considered the norm between friends and an Irish person is quite capable of applying an offensive epithet to someone they are extremely fond of1.

This Entry describes a walking tour of the centre of Dublin, taking in around 20 of these statues. The tour is a round trip as described it starts at St Stephen’s Green, but can be joined at any point in the circuit. Along the way you’ll see quite a canada goose outlet uk bit of the centre of Dublin, including the major shopping streets, the Temple Bar area, official canada goose outlet Georgian Dublin and a small glance at the Docklands. You’ll also pass a few other statues which are not mentioned here we’ve chosen the ones we think are the most interesting.

The description of each statue tells you a bit of canada goose uk shop the history of the character portrayed, where appropriate, and any tourist attractions along the route are pointed out as well.

Practical DetailsThe full tour is 8km in length, but can be shortened to 5.5km by leaving out seven of the statues this is explained at the appropriate point. The time taken is about 3 hours for the full tour or about 2 hours for the shorter version. These both allow a few minutes at each statue to read about them, take photos etc, and a canada goose outlet parka single 20 minute break for refreshments along the route.

Dublin does not appear to have any public toilets, so toilet breaks are best incorporated into stops for refreshment in the many coffee shops along the route.

Only canada goose uk outlet two sections of the trail are not suitable for wheelchair users, and alternative routes are provided.

You should bring along some sort of protection against rain only in the very best weather can Dublin be guaranteed to be free from rain.

Although the instructions provided here tell you exactly where to go, we recommend that you bring a street plan of Dublin with you.

The tour starts beside the terminus of the Green Luas tram line at St Stephen’s Green. So without further ado: the Dublin Statue Trail.

1. The statue is canada goose clearance within the park but is positioned to be viewed from outside the park, through the railings.

The statue shows a man sitting on a chair. The man’s full name and title is Arthur Guinness, First Baron Ardilaun, although on the statue he is called Lord Ardilaun. He was the great grandson of the original Arthur Guinness who developed the black drink of that name. The family made a lot of money from the brewery and became important in Irish society. Lord Ardilaun donated the sizeable park of St Stephen’s Green, situated behind the statue, to the people of Dublin. The Green, as it is known, is one of Dublin’s prettiest parks, with a lake, a central area of formal flowerbeds, and many shady spots for people to enjoy lunchtime breaks from the offices and shops in the area.

Proceed north to the northwest corner of the Green, where you will see a giant stone arch. This canada goose outlet new york city is Fusiliers’ Arch, a memorial to the Irish soldiers who died in the South African War, also known as the Second Boer War (1898 1902). Across the road from this is the ornate white metalwork of the St Stephen’s Green Centre, a popular shopping centre.

Leave the Green and head north down Grafton Street, Dublin’s canada goose store number one pedestrian shopping street. This is the most popular place in Dublin for buskers. After a few hundred metres, turn left into Harry Street.

2. Phil LynottLocation:Harry Street Canada Goose Parka (off Grafton Street)Material:BronzeArtist:Leo HigginsYear:2005Phil Lynott (1949 1986) was an oddity in Dublin in the early 1970s a black person in a white country. He was the lead singer and bass player in the rock band Thin Lizzy, whose most famous hits were ‘Whiskey in the Jar’ and ‘The Boys are Back in Town’. Phil died tragically when he was only 36. The statue in Harry Street canada goose outlet black friday shows canada goose outlet online him with his bass guitar.

Return to Grafton Street and continue north along it. Watch out for Bewley’s Oriental Caf on the left. It is built on the site of Whyte’s Academy, a school which was attended by such notables as Thomas Moore, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Robert Emmett and Arthur Wellesley. The caf itself features stained glass windows by Harry Clarke at the back in the ‘Caf Bar Deli’ section. It was also a canada goose factory outlet popular meeting place for many Dubliners, including Bob Geldof and the Boomtown Rats Bob wrote their hit ‘Rat Trap’ in the caf. Continue on, crossing Suffolk Street.

3. Molly MaloneLocation:Lower Grafton Street, at intersection with Nassau Street/Suffolk StreetMaterial:BronzeNickname:The Tart with the CartArtist:Jeanne RynhartYear:1988This is probably the most famous statue in Dublin, of a woman pushing a cart. Molly Malone is the fictional fishmonger from an old Dublin song:

In Dublin’s fair city, where the girls are so pretty,

I first set my eyes on sweet Molly Malone

As she wheeled her wheelbarrow through streets broad and narrow,

Crying ‘Cockles and Mussels, Alive, Alive O’ This song, which probably dates from canada goose outlet jackets the late 19th Century, has become the unofficial anthem of Dublin. The phrase ‘Fair City’ is even the title of a long running TV soap about the city. And canada goose coats on sale cockles and mussels, both types of shellfish, are still available in abundance in Dublin Bay.

Continue north along Grafton Street. This part is not pedestrian, and has the wall of Trinity College on the east side. The road canada goose outlet toronto factory soon reaches College Green.

4. Burke and GoldsmithLocation:College Green, on either side of the main gate of Trinity CollegeMaterial:BronzeArtist:John buy canada goose jacket cheap Henry FoleyYear:1864 1868College Green was originally canada goose outlet called Hoggen Green. It has buildings on three sides: on the north side is a giant pillared building with no windows, now the Bank of Ireland but originally the Irish Houses of Parliament. On the south side are a number of banks and shops. To the east stands Trinity College, the only member college of the University of Dublin. Trinity dates from 1592 although most of the buildings are more recent. Statues of cheap canada goose Edmund Burke and Oliver Goldsmith stand on either side of https://www.cheshuntteamministry.org.uk the main gate, known as ‘Front Arch’.

Edmund Burke (1729 1797) graduated from canada goose outlet canada Trinity College in 1748 and became an important politician in the government of the United Kingdom. He instigated debates on a number of topics including political emancipation, particularly for Ireland, and canada goose outlet shop the impact of the French Revolution on the United Kingdom.

Oliver Goldsmith (1730 1774) graduated from Trinity College in 1749. He became a poet and playwright. His most famous works are the novel The Vicar of Wakefield, the poem The Deserted Village and the play She Stoops to Conquer.

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