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Size: 3" x 5"
Copyrighted: 1891
Lithographer: Joseph P. Knapp

Dublin, Ireland - Phoenix Park; Custom House; Irish Jaunting Car
Illustrations: Colleen; Dublin from Phoenix Park; Custom House; Laborer; An Irish Jaunting Car

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This Capital and metropolis of Ireland is on the shore of Dublin Bay, and divided by the River Liffey into two equal parts. The scenery in its immediate vicinity is remarkably fine. From Carlisle Bridge--a fine structure--a good view is had of Sackville street with its rows of handsome buildings, the Nelson Monument, and the Rotunda, and on the other side the view extends up Westmoreland and D'Olier streets, in the latter standing the Bank of Ireland and Trinity College. Up the river on the right are the Four Courts, in which the Courts of Justice are held, and in the distance, the Wellington Obelisk in Phoenix Park, while down the river are the Custom House and shipping.
The principal edifice of the Trinity College buildings is of Portland stone, and the façade, 300 feet in length. The library contains 300,000 volumes. Swift, Goldsmith, Burke, O'Connell, and Moore were students of Trinity.
The Christ Church, sometimes called the Church of the Holy Trinity, is the oldest of the Cathedral Churches of Dublin, portions of it dating from the twelfth century. The liturgy in the English language was first read in Ireland in this church. St. Patrick's Cathedral is the finest of the Dublin churches. It is the burial place of Dean Swift. Not far from this Cathedral is the street in which Thomas Moore was born. The lower portion was a grocery store kept by the poet's father. Moore held the locality in affectionate remembrance always afterward, instead of disdaining the humble scene of his early literary efforts. The shop still remains a grocery and the little drawing room remains above it where the poet wrote his songs.
Phoenix Park contains 1,750 acres, 1,300 of which are open to the public. Not far from the entrance is the Wellington Testimonial, erected in 1817 by the citizens of Dublin. It is a quadrangular obelisk of granite, 205 feet high. It cost twenty thousand pounds.
Population 1881, 249,602.