Dublin Castle

While in Dublin, we visited the castle. My main reason for wanting to visit was that this was where the legalization of same sex marriage and the repeal of the 8th amendment were announced and celebrated.

But there’s so much more to the history of the castle. This was where James Connolly was imprisoned before being executed for his part in the Easter Rising, 1916. And in 1922 the last viceroy handed over the keys to Michael Collins. It is where the presidents of Ireland are sworn in.

Site of the original Dubh Linn, or black pool, from which Dublin gets its name

Presidents’ chair, St Patrick’s Hall

The debutantes’ staircase

The Gothic Room

The presidents’ corridor

Painting of Van Gogh

The seven leaders of the Easter Rising, 1916

The room where James Connolly was imprisoned

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