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Cherry Orchard Hospital

Cherry Orchard Hospital in Ballyfermot was built in 1953 as a fever hospital

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

Bushy Park House

Bushy Park House is one of the oldest buildings in Terenure. It was built around 1700 by a man called Arthur Bushe.

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

Terenure Enterprise Centre

Terenure Enterprise Centre used to be the Classic Cinema. The Classic was opened in 1938.

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

Terenure Synagogue

Terenure Synagogue was built in 1953. The five windows in the front are shaped like the Star of David. The Star of David is a symbol of the Jewish religion and is part of the flag of Israel.

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

Royal Hospital, Kilmainham

The Royal Hospital in Kilmainham was built in 1684 to house three hundred old or disabled soldiers from the many wars of the time. In 1991 the hospital was remodeled and became the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA).

Dublin Buildings

A selection of histories of Dublin buildings. These videos are designed as a resource for primary school children and second level students up to Junior Certificate.

Dublin Buildings on YouTube

Dublin's Foundations: A Viking Legacy

Viking skeletonFor three centuries, the Viking raiders of the North were the most feared pirates to haunt Europe's shores. At the end of the 8th century the great longboats slipped out of Scandinavia's fjords to begin a reign of terror. Thanks to their primary victims, the priests and monks of the early Christian churches, we have firsthand accounts of the pervasive fear the Viking threat instilled in medieval Europe. To be sure, the Vikings were fearsome warriors but the popular image of their murderous, pillaging ways only provides part of the picture!

Dublin: UNESCO City of Literature

Dublin UNESCO City of Literature logoDublin was formally designated as a UNESCO City of Literature on Monday, 26 July, 2010.

Dublin is one of only seven cities in the world with the designation of UNESCO: City of Literature.

The sought-after accolade was bestowed by the Director General of UNESCO and recognises Dublin’s cultural profile and its international standing as a city of literary excellence.

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