Dublin CastleA witness to Irish history
The castle was built in the 13th century on the orders of King John, but for seven long centuries it was not very popular with Dubliners as they considered it a symbol of English domination. However, in 1922, the castle was handed over to the Irish Free State. Having endured much upheaval that included a series of attacks, Dublin Castle is today used as a venue for holding ceremonies and solemn events. If there are no events happening, visitors are welcome to visit its official rooms, the grounds and the museums housed inside.