March 25-26 2001

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Bronze figures representing The Great Famine in1845,46 & 48 due to potato blight.   Many died of disease and starvation and many forced to emigrate.  Mass emigration became a way of life. Streetlights in Dublin have shamrocks on them.
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Liffey River taken from our hotel window Liffey River & looking toward the downtown area from our hotel  
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18th Century Georgian terraced houses in Merrion Square.  The doorway is crowned with a segmented fanlight.  Principal decoration on the door is a doorknocker. Known as the "Doors of Dublin," the Georgian terraced houses have painted doors of various colors.  Wrought-iron balconies gave added prestige to these Georgian houses.
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Shamrocks on the streetlamp. A "Door of Dublin" with segmented fanlight Ain Merrion Square
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Another "Door of Dublin" St. Patrick's Cathedral, rebuilt in 1192, but much of present building dates to 1254 & 1270.  It is Ireland's largest church.  Today it is the Protestant Church of Ireland's national cathedral.  It underwent extensive restoration in 1860 due to generosity of Sir Benjamin Guiness.
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Square where St. Patrick's Cathedral is located. St. Patrick's Cathedral with Minot's Tower and spire.  This tower was restored by Archbishop Minot in 1370, now known as Minot's Tower.  The spire was added in the 18th century.
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Monument to the Great Famine along the Liffey River. Castle in the Irish countryside outside of Dublin.