Georgian Dublin

The splendors of Dublin in the 18th century, when the Irish parliament guaranteed an annual season of high society and aristocratic living, and the Protestant Ascendancy reigned throughout the City, can still be seen in Dublin today.  The glories of Georgian architecture--the brightly colored door, the arcing fanlight, the wrought-iron balconies and window guards, the wide avenues, the marble columned public buildings and churches--all remain today as a visible reminder of the wealth and status enjoyed by a privileged few.  The preservation of much of this architecture is surely part of the charm of Dublin, and also marks it as a city of great contrasts--the slums of the north side and the Chancery around St. Patrick's run literally alongside the rich solidity of the Georgian works.

Merrion Square North, a typical wide Georgian avenue

A traditional Georgian house exterior

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