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Dublin Castle II

Back to Dublin today, but I’ll return to the Ring of Kerry before long. I’ve shown Dublin Castle before, but as you can see, this is a completely different part, seen from the Dubhlinn Gardens. The sun was trying to pierce through the cloud cover tentatively, but unfortunately it would remain cloudy for at least one hour more.

Dublin Castle (Irish: Caisleán Bhaile Átha Cliath) is best known for having been the seat of the United Kingdom’s government’s administration in Ireland until December 1921, when the complex was handed over to Provisional Government of Ireland, prior to the creation of the Irish Free State in 1922. The first Dublin Castle was built on this site in the 13th century, but most of the current castle is from the 18th century. Apart from being a major tourist attraction, the Castle is now used as a major Irish government complex, where State dinners and the inauguration of the President of Ireland take place.

Seen here are the Record Tower, the only surviving tower of the medieval castle from 1228, and the Chapel Royal, built in the early 19th century.

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Exif data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/500 sec
F-Stop: f/3.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 1090/100 mm
Date Taken: 2018-04-27 14:28
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
File Size: 1651 kb

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