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Farmleigh, Cabra

Farmleigh was once a home of the Guinness family. It was bought by Edward Cecil Guinness in 1873. The Irish Government bought the house in 1999 as a guesthouse for important state visitors.

The Hole in the Wall

In Medieval times Blackhorse Avenue was one of the main roads into Dublin City. People travelling to Dublin by horse or by coach would stay overnight outside the city in an inn called 'Ye Signe of Ye Blackhorse'. In much later years soldiers from McKee Barracks in the Phoenix Park would sometimes sneak off and go to the tavern for a beer! The owner of the pub at the time served the men through a hole in the park wall, and this is why it is now called "The Hole in the Wall".

Áras an Uachtaráin

Áras an Uachtaráin in the Phoenix Park is the house of the Irish president. The name means "living place of the president" in Irish.

Drumcondra House and All Hallows College

Drumcondra House is believed to be one of the best examples of a large house built in the style of the early eighteenth century. This style is called Georgian after the British kings called George.

Casino Marino

'Casino' is the Italian word for 'small house'. It was built around 1770 as a summerhouse for the 1st Earl of Charlemont on his large country estate in Marino.

The Black Church

The Black Church or St. Mary's Chapel-of-Ease (its real name) on St. Mary's Place was built in 1830. It was believed that if you ran around the church three times at midnight, the devil would appear and steal your soul.

Moore Street

Moore Street is one of the best known outdoor markets in Dublin. It is famous for its meat, fish, fruit and vegetable stalls as well as the Dublin wit of its traders. No. 16 Moore Street was the last headquarters of the 1916 Rising, and it was here that the leaders held their last meeting before they surrendered.

The Ambassador and Rotunda Hospital, O'Connell Street

The Rotunda Hospital was built by Bartholomew Mosse in 1757 for mothers and babies. Bartholomew raised money for the new hospital by organising concerts and garden visits. The concert hall was called the Rotunda, which means round room because of its shape. The hospital got its name from this hall.

Brereton's Pawn Shop

Brereton's Pawn Shop has been open on Capel Street since 1850. You will know a pawnshop by the three golden balls hanging outside.

This video is designed as a resource for primary and post-primary students up to Junior Certificate.

The Ha'penny Bridge

The Ha'penny Bridge was built in 1816 by William Walsh to replace his ferry that used to cross the Liffey at Liffey Street. He was allowed to charge a toll of a halfpenny for 100 years to repay him for building the bridge. It has become one of the symbols of Dublin.

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