Taragh Bracken is a Canadian citizen, practicing the Canadian common and criminal law as per her Whitby residence. However, what most people do not know is that she lived a few years in Dublin and even attended university in this diverse city. There is more to Dublin than pubs and drinking, which is the obvious stereotype that comes with anything Irish. There is a ton of history and architecture to feast your eyes and mind.
All Things Guinness
First, we might as well get the drinking feats out of the way. When in Ireland, you must visit the brewery that makes the tale-old Guinness beer. This is actually a very popular spot for all travellers who decide to make a stop to Ireland on their list of dream locations. For about eighteen euros, you can walk through the history of the Guinness family and the methods used to brew this famous beer, occurring over seven floors of the factory. The admission price is worth it because at the end of the tour, you’ll receive a full pint of freshly-brewed Guinness beer, from the source itself!
Castles and Prison
For Bracken, history is in store in one of her ultimate favourite cities in the entire world! She loves to stroll through time via the momentous Dublin Castle in the city-centre, a place that has captured over 800 years of memories. The castle has a variety of rooms available for either a self-tour or a guided tour, where you can get a glimpse in Medieval Ireland. Ornately decorated and designed rooms are in store, such as the State Drawing Room and the Throne Room. Don’t be surprised if you see lavish displays of old and mahogany.
On another vein, prisons have struck an interest in Bracken as they tell a morbid story of the darkness that a city tries to forget. If you love history as much as Taragh, then you should visit the Kilmainham Gaol prison that has now be transformed into a museum. The tour will explain the Irish Revolution, and how many leaders of the Rebellions were imprisoned between the late 1700s and early 1900s between those very walls.
A Free Museum
The National Museum of Ireland is one that must not be forgotten! It boasts one of the best exhibits, and all without one penny to spare… The Viking exhibit is eerie with the “bog men” display of dead bodies that were found in the wetlands known as bogs. However, stories encapsulate each of these bodies with historic dictations of what their lives were as country people.