City Guide: Dublin

     ''A center of paralysis''.

     These are the words you won’t hear in today's Dublin, but in the early 20th century they were uttered by Irish novelist and author of masterpiece ''Ulysses'' James Joyce to illustrate Ireland’s economic, social, and religion stagnation.

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City Guide: Dublin

     ''A center of paralysis''.

     These are the words you won’t hear in today's Dublin, but in the early 20th century they were uttered by Irish novelist and author of masterpiece ''Ulysses'' James Joyce to illustrate Ireland’s economic, social, and religion stagnation.

     That was then, this is now and James Joyce would hardly be able to compare his assessment with modern Dublin, but for you there is nothing easier, with just a click at Booked.net. Right here you can find cheap hotels in Dublin and those appointed with luxuries all available with maps, photos and secure forms.

 

     James Joyce found a shelter from Dublin's provincial toughness in Paris – light and romantic - at that time a total opposite to Dublin. He could hardly imagine that Dublin would be on its way to rediscover itself as a rival to cosmopolitan Paris. In later years, the city's name would be again immortalized by Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney and music genius ''U2'' – a band that won a global audience.

 

     Today Dublin is more than the etymology of its name resembles – ''black pool''. It is a culturally diverse and historically concentrated destination. Dublin was originally settled by Vikings in 988 and by the 14th century the King of England controlled Dublin. This regency led a foundation for further fight for independence from Britain, something eventually gained in 1916. It led to the arrest of hundreds and execution of 15 rebels. However, British rule influenced the cityscape of Dublin thus today's attractions include;

- Kilmainham Gaol, a historical place of execution of rebels from the 1916 Easter Rising

 

- Dublin Castle, former seat of British rule

- Dublin Zoo, a place to see rare animal species

- Phoenix Park, the largest urban park in Europe

     You can find all these sights treasured in Dublin itself situated at the mouth of the Liffley River. Generally, Dublin occupies the area of approximately 115sqkm. All this land is inhabited with 505,739-strong population expanding so rapidly that it is estimated to reach 2.1 million by 2020.

     Dubliners live along the waters of the Liffley River that divides the city into two parts and this division is as well cultural with upper-middle class tending towards the Southside and working-class towards Northside Dublin. The suburb appears prominently in James Joyce's ''Ulysses'', but the author forgot to mention it to be featured a wonderful walk from Sandymount across the north end of its beach to the South Bull Wall.

     Are there any other interesting moments that James Joyce was silent about? Find them all on your own trip to Dublin with just a click at Booked.net – a website designed to give you discount prices on hotels in Dublin.

 

 

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    Conrad Dublin Hotel

    5 star hotel
    Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin, Ireland (Map)

    Conrad Dublin Hotel is a 5-star excellent hotel... More details

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    Blanchardstown Centre, Dublin, Ireland, 15 (Map)
    Average rating: 4.6Exceptional

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    Beresford Hotel Ifsc

    3 star hotel
    Store Street Dublin 1, Dublin, Ireland, NULL (Map)
    Average rating: 3.7Very good

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    Hilton Dublin City

    4 star hotel
    Charlemont Place Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
    Average rating: 3.7Very good

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    Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin, Ireland (Map)
    Average rating: 3.7Very good

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    Dublin Airport, Dublin, Ireland (Map)
    Average rating: 4.0Excellent

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    Bewleys Newlands Cross

    3 star hotel
    Newlands Cross, Naas Road, Dublin, D22, Dublin, Ireland, D22 (Map)

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    Lansdowne Hotel

    3 star hotel
    27/29 Pembroke Road, Dublin, Ireland, D4 (Map)
    Average rating: 3.6Very good

    Located in the Georgian heart of Dublin, the three-star... More details

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    Old Airport Road, Cloghran, Dublin, Ireland (Map)
    Average rating: 3.8Excellent

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    Upper Merrion St, Dublin, Ireland, 2 (Map)
    Average rating: 3.7Very good

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    Ashling Hotel

    4 star hotel
    Parkgate Street, Dublin, Ireland, 8 (Map)
    Average rating: 3.9Excellent

    Overlooking the Liffey River, the four-star Best... More details

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    Westbury

    5 star hotel
    Grafton Street, Dublin, D2, Dublin, Ireland, 2 (Map)
    Average rating: 4.1Excellent

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    Inchicore Road, Kilmainham,8,D, Dublin, Ireland, 8 (Map)
    Average rating: 3.7Very good

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    Lower Leeson Street, 24, Dublin, Ireland, 00002 (Map)
    Average rating: 3.2Good

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    Charleville Lodge

    3 star hotel
    268-272 North Circular Road, Dublin, Ireland, . (Map)
    Average rating: 3.7Very good

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    Stillorgan Road, D4 (Ex. Radisson Sas St Helens), Dublin, Ireland, 4 (Map)
    Average rating: 3.8Excellent

    Just minutes away from central Dublin, the five-star... More details

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    Upper Leeson Street, Dublin, Ireland, 4 (Map)
    Average rating: 3.5Very good

    Boasting an enviable location minutes from Dublin’s... More details

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    Hilton Dublin Airport

    4 star hotel
    Northern Cross Malahide Road, Dublin, Ireland, D17 (Map)
    Average rating: 3.8Excellent

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    27 St Stephen'S Green, Dublin, Ireland, 2 (Map)
    Average rating: 4.1Excellent

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    Northwood Park;Santry Demesne; Santry, Dublin, Ireland, No postal (Map)
    Average rating: 4.1Excellent

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    Grand Canal

    3 star hotel
    Ballsbridge, Dublin, D4, Dublin, Ireland, 4 (Map)
    Average rating: 3.7Very good

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    Pinnock Hill Roundabout Swords, Dublin, Ireland, 11 (Map)
    Average rating: 3.6Very good

    Overlooking Dublin Mountains, the modern 3-star... More details

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    Pembroke Townhouse

    4 star hotel
    90 Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin, D4, Dublin, Ireland, D4 (Map)
    Average rating: 3.6Very good

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    Ballsbridge Hotel

    3 star hotel
    Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Dublin, Ireland, 4 (Map)
    Average rating: 3.9Excellent

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    Metro Dublin Airport

    3 star hotel
    Santry Cross,, Ballymun Road, Dublin, Ireland, D9 11 (Map)
    Average rating: 3.9Excellent

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