The lush green oasis of St. Stephen’s Green is next, a hugely popular haunt at the very top of the Grafton Street shopping district. The park is lined with nods to the past in the form of several statues of famous figures including Wolfe Tone, the ‘Father of Irish Republicanism’ and Constance Markievicz, a major in the Irish Citizen Army during the 1916 Rising.
Conclude your tour with a visit to St. Patrick’s Cathedral, a compelling link to medieval times, before stopping off at the Iveagh Buildings for another snapshot of the disparity between the rich and the poor. Finally, it’s back to City Hall on Dame Street where Daniel O’Connell, the great Irish Liberator, delivered his first public speech in 1800.
Once you’ve completed this trail, don’t forget to check out the other options in our Discovery Trails app, like ‘The Story of Dublin’, ‘Rebellion’ and ‘Echoes of War’.