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Saint Patrick's Cathedral

One of only two Anglican cathedrals in Dublin, this venerated church stands alongside the serene meadows of the symbolic Saint Patrick's Park. Constructed in the year 1192, the cardinal cathedral of Glendalough is an architectural masterpiece whose multiple spires soar over the urban landscapes of the Coombe, Warrenmount, and Portobello. The main attractions within St Patrick's are the tombs of Jonathan Swift and his companion, which are located in the nave. The cathedral also contains the longest medieval nave in Ireland and a stone slab engraved with a Celtic cross that covers the well from which St Patrick blessed his subjects. The adjoining garden is a welcome oasis in this densely built-up district of the city.

Irish National Sailing School

Beginner, intermediate and advanced level courses are available at the Irish National Sailing School. Dun Laoghaire is just south of Dublin city center (on the DART line), and is home to massive ports for ferry travel, as well as smaller piers for sailing boats. Prices will vary based on your requests, so please call for more information.

Trinity College

Founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I, Trinity is the only constituent of the University of Dublin, Ireland's oldest and most prestigious center of higher education. The college curriculum is split into three main faculties, with 25 schools offering both undergraduate and postgraduate degree and diploma programs. Known in the academic realm for its rigorous admissions process, Trinity College is also rated one of the world's top 150 universities, attracting ambitious students from across the globe. Despite its location in the heart of Dublin, the campus retains a tranquil air, its delightful melange of old and new buildings overlooking a series of quadrangles or courtyards. Of these, the iconic Campanile and the Chapel are the most well-known, alongside the Library with its voluminous cache of antiquarian books and rare manuscripts; the most revered of these is the Book of Kells, an illuminated manuscript that dates back to 800 CE and contains 340 folios that illustrate the four gospels of the New Testament. Today, the Trinity College, or the College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Queen Elizabeth near Dublin as it is officially known, is one of Dublin's most popular tourist attractions and its top educational institution.

St Mary's Pro-Cathedral

Housed in an exemplary Neoclassical building, this spectacularly-fashioned cathedral is complete with Doric columns and a pediment, beckoning droves of Roman Catholics from across the nation. While its facade is based on the Temple of Theseus in Athens, the interior is more austere, but has a beautiful depiction of the Ascension carved above the high altar. St Mary's Pro-Cathedral is home to the famous Palestrina Choir, whose echoing symphonies and melodies beautifully reignite faith and offer moments of solace and repose. Anchoring a magnificent organ which dates back to decades, the cathedral is as much a stirring religious institution as it is a body of great architectural finesse. Adorned with an extensive nave, heartwarming marble sculptures and beautifully-textured walls, St Mary's Pro-Cathedral is one of the most unrivalled landmarks of Dublin.

Christ Church Cathedral

Awash in splendid Gothic and Romanesque architectural styles, the imposing Christ Church Cathedral underlines both, magnificence and might. The church is one of Dublin's two Anglican cathedrals and has stood on this site since the 6th Century. The present building was founded in 1172 by Strongbow, the Anglo-Norman conqueror of Dublin. In the hundreds of years since, the building has weathered many changes of design, and periods of steady deterioration. Since 1870 however, the Cathedral has been gradually and sensitively restored. The cathedral houses some of the remains of Strongbow, a pair of monumental, carved statues, aged books, altar artifacts, a casket containing the heart of St Laurence (the patron saint of Dublin), a tabernacle and candlesticks used by James II in 1689 when the Latin Mass was briefly celebrated. Furthermore, the cathedral is complete with a string of archways, a smattering of stained glass windows, and one of Ireland's largest crypts. The cathedral choir is one of the finest in Ireland.

The Ark, A Cultural Centre for Children

Located in the heart of Temple Bar, The Ark is a vibrant and popular arts centre dedicated to the best cultural work by and for children. The Ark offers several gatherings ranging across the arts for a range of different age groups, and regularly hosts newly-commissioned theatre performances, story telling sessions, dance performances, art workshops, exhibitions and much more.

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