Wander past a modern apartment building which featured in scenes from Gulliver's Travels, to a lovely park laid out and paid for by the famous Guinness family. An ideal photo opportunity, take in the panoramic view of St Patrick's Cathedral from here. Walk the Literary Parade which highlights the pantheon of famous Dublin writers, including Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw and James Joyce. Find out how the world-famous brewery of Guinness helped to lift this area form depressing slums into a reinvigorated community.
Visit the deanery, a police station housed in a one-time medieval archbishop's palace and Marsh's Library, Ireland's first public library (now believed to be haunted!). Finally, head into St Patrick's Cathedral before this afternoon's guided walk concludes. Founded by a Norman archbishop in the 12th century it is reputed to be the site where St Patrick baptized the people of the area in the 5th century.
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