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Land Registry Ireland
In Land Registry Ireland you can read about Dublin which is the capital city of Ireland and home to about a quarter of the population of the island of Ireland. Land Registry Ireland gives you a brief synopsis of each Irish city. Dublin is an old city dating back to the viking age over a thousand years ago. The river liffey dissects the city. The main street in the north side is called O'Connell Street and it was here that the Irish revolution of 1916 started. The rebels were headquartered in the General Post Office (GPO) which is still in operation today. The great monument of one of Ireland's greatest patron, Daniel O'Connell is located near O'Connell's bridge which crosses the liffey. Grafton Street is the main street on the southside of the city. The popular statue of Molly Malone stands at one end and St Stephen's green at the other.
Belfast is the largest city in Northern Ireland and home to the famous Harland and Wolff shipyard. A snapshot of the shipyard is given in the Land Registry Ireland video here. It was hear the great ships such as the Olympic, Titanic and Britannic were built. There is a wonderful ongoing Titanic exhibition in Belfast docklands that is well worth a visit. Belfast can also be used as a starting point for a trip around Northern Ireland. You may wish to visit the Giant's causeway in County Antrim from here, or even travel over to County Donegal, a very scenic and ruggedly beautiful County.
Limerick city is famous for the siege of Limerick. It is also the third most populous city in the country and the fifth most populous on the island of Ireland. Limerick city dates from at least the Viking settlement in the early 800s AD. The Normans redesigned the city in the 12th century and added much of the most notable architecture, such as St Mary's Cathedral and King John's Castle.
Derry is the second largest city in Northern Ireland and the fourth largest city on the island of Ireland. The city is the only remaining completely intact walled cities in Ireland and one of the finest examples of a walled city in Europe. You can see a snapshot of the wall in the Land Registry Ireland video above. Derry is one of the oldest inhabited places in Ireland. The earliest historical references date to the 6th century. A monastery was founded there by St Colmcille, but people had been living in the vicinity for thousands of years before that.
Cork city on the banks of the river less has a similar north south divide as Dublin with Patrick Street being the main thoroughfare on the southside of the city. It has a wonderful market called the English Market which you can see in this Land Registry Ireland video. There are a few key sites worth seeing in Cork City such as the old University, St Finbar's cathedral, the Shandon Bells and Cork Gaol. Onwards from Cork City you have a number of great places worth visiting such as Blarney Castle where you can kiss the Blarney Stone!, Fota Island wildlife park, the beautiful town of Cobh and of course the beautiful town of Kinsale. Kinsale is a very popular coastal town, is very historic and has some great Restaurants. You can also visit the nearby Old Head of Kinsale with it's quaint lighthouse and beautiful scenery overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
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Kilkenny is both a medieval and modern city. It is situated on the banks of the River Nore. The city was once the capital of the kingdom of Ossory in pre Norman times and was named after the church founded by St. Canice in the 6th century. Following the 12th century Anglo Norman invasion, land registry ireland Kilkenny city passed into the hands of William le Mareschal, who was the son-in-law to Strongbow. Circa 1400, the Earl of Ormonde purchased the lordship of the town from his descendants.
Galway city is the heart of the west of Ireland and the gateway to Connemara. You can a separate video on Galway on this site. Galway is very atmospheric and well worth a visit. You can drive north to County Mayo, perhaps climb Croagh Patrick and head out towards the beautiful Achill Island. You should also visit Cong in County Mayo where the hollywood movie "The Quiet Man" was filmed back in the 1950s. The village of Cong has changed very little since then and there is a steady tourist trail to the village.
Sligo should also be visited and it was here that the great poet and writer W.B.Yeats found inspiration for much of his life. You can see a separate a video about him on this site. The famous Ben Bulben land formation can be seen here and there is some great surfing in Sligo also. In the 18th century Dublin city acquired a beautiful and distinctive style of architecture. Dublin's Georgian architecture is so called as Four King George’s reigned in the period between 1714 and 1830, when the beautiful houses were built. The city experienced rapid growth during the 1700s, in size as well as population. The old medieval walls were erased and the development of grand broad parisian type streets and squares as well as the development of residential areas started. Dublin became a prosperous city during this period and this was reflected in the grandeur and architectural qualities of the private and public buildings that were constructed.
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