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The Westbury Hotel
The Westbury Hotel

Grafton Street, Dublin 2

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4.7 out of 5 (1,247 reviews)

Luxury 5 Star Hotel in Dublin city centre, located beside the main shopping district Grafton Street, and walking distance t …

£203
Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport
Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport

Stockhole Lane, Dublin

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4.1 out of 5 (5,777 reviews)

Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport places guests a 7-minute drive or shuttle ride from the terminals. It's a 20 minute cab journe …

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Jurys Inn Dublin Christchurch
Jurys Inn Dublin Christchurch

Christchurch Place, Dublin 8

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4.1 out of 5 (1,240 reviews)

In the heart of Dublin, this hotel is within a 2-minute walk of Christ Church Cathedral and Dublin Castle. St Stephen's Green …

£95
Ashling Hotel Dublin
Ashling Hotel Dublin

Parkgate Street, Dublin 8

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4.5 out of 5 (2,659 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 …

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Jurys Inn Dublin Parnell Street
Jurys Inn Dublin Parnell Street

Moore Street Plaza, Dublin

3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (1,727 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 …

£66
Almara Bed & Breakfast Dublin
Almara Bed & Breakfast Dublin

226 Collins Avenue, Whitehall, Dublin 9

3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Dublin, this bed & breakfast is within 3 mi (5 km) of Dublin City University, Croke Park, and Garde …

£78
The Gibson Hotel
The Gibson Hotel

Point Square, Dublin

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4.6 out of 5 (1,384 reviews)

Located across from Dublin’s 3Arena, the Gibson hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection® Member, is a 10-minute walk from Conventio …

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Temple Bar Hotel
Temple Bar Hotel

13-17 Fleet St Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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4.1 out of 5 (1,628 reviews)

Steps from the River Liffey and 3 minutes' walk from Ha'penny Bridge, Temple Bar Hotel is right in the middle of Dublin's …

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Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport
Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport, Dublin

4.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (1,652 reviews)

Just off the M1, this hotel is 0.3 miles (0.5 km) from Dublin Airport and 3 miles (5 km)from Malahide Castle. Central Dubli …

£68
Clayton Hotel & Leisure Club Cardiff Lane
Clayton Hotel & Leisure Club Cardiff Lane

Cardiff Lane, Dublin Dublin 2

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4.2 out of 5 (2,281 reviews)

This modern hotel overlooks the Bord Gais Energy Theatre and is 50 meters from the River Liffey on the edge of Sir John …

£108
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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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