The Temple Bar in downtown Dublin, Ireland
Pubs are a key part of Irish social culture

Walk amongst the Irish in the ancient viking city of Dublin.

The Dublin Walking Video for Treadmill

ON a fine September morning we take a walk across the River Liffey and over into the Temple Bar section of the old town center and up to Christ Church Cathedral. Then over to Dublin Castle, on to St. Stephen’s Green, through Trinity College, and back to O’Connel St.

City Walks: Dublin, Ireland in the Old Town Center – Virtual Walking Treadmill Video

Just about everyone has heard of Dublin and I was expecting a major metropolitan center. Perhaps it is, but it also had the feel of a smaller city and community. Despite so many fellow tourists, we had a great time exploring all the activities and cultural events beyond the Guinness factory.

Dublin is an amazing place, full of history, architecture, and pubs. The food’s not to bad either, though hotels and accommodation is a bit expensive. I had several pints of Guinness while there but also tried several other Irish beers which I liked even better. As far as food and what to eat goes, my favorite was Irish Stew and also Lamb. I lucked out on the weather and our several days there stayed all sunny to partly cloudy but it can get rainy.

famous Trinity College library
Ireland helped save western culture and the Trinity Library shows that tradition

I think we enjoyed the stunning library at Trinity college and the super fun Ducky Tour in an amphibious vehicle. The guide had fun teasing the people on the street as we passed and the kids got to drive the ducky in the water. Plus we got to wear sweet viking helmets.

Dublin Information

It is the capital and largest city of Ireland. On a bay at the mouth of the River Liffey. It is in the province of Leinster, bordered on the south by the Dublin Mountains, a part of the Wicklow Mountains range. Its name means Black Pool or Black Water and it was actually a Viking settlement on top of an ancient settlement that was established in the area by the Gaels during or before the 7th century. As the Kingdom of Dublin grew, it became Ireland’s principal city by the time of the Anglo-Norman invasion of Ireland in the 12th century. The city grew rapidly from the 1600s and was briefly the second largest in the British Empire which made it the sixth largest in Western Europe in 1800. Following independence in 1922, Dublin became the capital of the Irish Free State, renamed Ireland in 1937.

Tourists dress up as vikings on a tour in Dublin
Happy Vikings touring Dublin, Ireland in an amphibious Duck.

Historic buildings include Dublin Castle, the imposing St Patrick’s Cathedral, founded in 1191. Trinity college houses the famous Book of Kells and city parks include St Stephen’s Green and huge Phoenix Park, containing Dublin Zoo. The National Museum of Ireland explores Irish heritage and culture.

St Michael's Church in Dublin during our city walk live
St. Michael’s church in Dublin during our virtual walking tour

At the 2022 census, the municipal area had a population of 592,713, while Dublin City and its suburbs had a population of 1,263,219.

There are a lot of short day trips of ireland that leave from dublin and other guided tours of ireland.

If you’d like to explore more of Ireland via our City Walks, you can check out our videos from Wexford and our walking tour in Gorey, Ireland.

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