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Ashling Hotel Dublin
Ashling Hotel Dublin

Parkgate Street, Dublin 8

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4.5 out of 5 (2,507 reviews)

Ashling Hotel Dublin is on the stately north bank of the River Liffey, a 5-minute walk from Heuston Station, and a 5-minute …

£92
Academy Plaza Hotel
Academy Plaza Hotel

10-14 Findlater Place, Dublin 1

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4.2 out of 5 (4,642 reviews)

Located in the center of historic Dublin, just off O'Connell Street, this modern seven-story hotel is a short walk from the …

£58
Brooks Hotel
Brooks Hotel

59-62 Drury Street, Dublin

4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (831 reviews)

Set on a quiet side street, this comfortable seven-story hotel is a two-minute walk from Grafton Street shopping, Christ …

£134
Blooms Hotel
Blooms Hotel

Anglesea Street, Dublin 2

3.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (2,132 reviews)

Set in the lively cultural quarter of Temple Bar very close to Grafton Street, Blooms Hotel is within a 5-minute walk of …

£60
The Dean Dublin
The Dean Dublin

33 Harcourt St, Dublin

4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (185 reviews)

Located in City Centre Dublin, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Iveagh Gardens and St. Stephen's Green. St. Patrick' …

£87
Sunny City Apartment Beside Temple Bar
Sunny City Apartment Beside Temple Bar

Apt 3 Taylors Court, 99 Bride St, Dublin

3.0 out of 5.0

Located in City Centre Dublin, this apartment is within a 10-minute walk of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin Castle, and Chris …

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Maldron Hotel Smithfield
Maldron Hotel Smithfield

Smithfield, Dublin D07 RF2Y

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4.2 out of 5 (1,673 reviews)

Contemporary design property located in the centre of Dublin, adjacent to a LUAS tram stop and just one mile from Jervis Street.

£58
The Westin Dublin
The Westin Dublin

at College Green, Dublin D02 HR67

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4.6 out of 5 (942 reviews)

Overlooking Trinity College, this historic building is adjacent to Grafton Street shops and a 10-minute walk from St Stephen' …

£161
Jurys Inn Dublin Parnell Street
Jurys Inn Dublin Parnell Street

Moore Street Plaza, Dublin

3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (1,675 reviews)

Within a 5-minute walk of Henry Street shops and the James Joyce Centre, Jurys Inn Dublin Parnell Street is less than 1 km …

£58
Temple Bar Dublin City Apartments
Temple Bar Dublin City Apartments

Temple Bar Apartments, Dublin

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3.9 out of 5 (34 reviews)

Located in City Centre Dublin, this apartment is steps from Button Factory and Ha' Penny Bridge. Trinity College and Dublin …

£59
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Pocket Guide: City Centre Dublin St. Patrick's Cathedral Hotels

St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin was built in the 13th Century to honour St. Patrick, who is, of course, the patron saint of Ireland. It is the main cathedral of the Church of Ireland, the Anglican communion.

The site, legend has it, is next to a well where St. Patrick baptised converts to Christianity way back in the 5th Century.

Construction of the current cathedral started in 1220, although there were other sacred buildings there before that, recorded as early as 890. These were probably made of wood.

The tower is known as Minot's Tower, after a former Archbishop of Dublin. It houses bells donated by the Guinness family in 1897.

Jonathan Swift, who wrote Gulliver's Travels, was a dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral in the 18th century and is buried there.

An incident in the cathedral in 1492 resulted in the birth of the well-known expression “to chance your arm”.

Two families were feuding and one group took refuge in St. Patrick's Cathedral. The head of the other family urged them to come out and make peace. When they refused, he had a hole cut in a door and risked putting his arm through it in order to shake hands with his enemies — a lesson for us all.

The Door of Reconciliation is still on display, among countless other artefacts that make a visit to St. Patrick's Cathedral a fascinating experience.

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