In this chapter, we cover the oldest part of town: Viking-Age Dublin. The Viking invaders first chose the spot where a smaller river met the Liffey as their strategic docking station, and from there they built their city. When the Vikings were booted (or assimilated into the local Gaelic and Norman population), other invaders set up camp here.
Today, the Irish have full control over this center of power from which they were ruled for all those centuries, and we lucky tourists can pay the area a (mostly free) visit. The guide includes tips for visiting Dublin City Hall, Dublin Castle, Chester Beatty Library, and the churches and cathedrals just to the west.
As usual, check out the pdf download over at my Free Dublin eBook page on the blog for the latest version of the Viking-Age Dublin chapter. I plan to eventually include a map and maybe some photos, but that will have to wait until I have the text and content of the book finished, which shouldn't be too much longer!
|Dublin Castle Norman Tower and Chapel Royal|