Insider Tips

Echoes of War

By Visit Dublin

7th April 2016

As you stroll about the city of Dublin, it’s easy to take for granted the significant cultural impact of its streets, buildings and landmarks. Stories from the past are etched into present surroundings, while echoes of a more fraught time speak to the people of modern Ireland. From Ireland’s fight for independence from Britain and the Irish Civil War, to the country’s role in World War II, the remnants of the city’s turbulent past are all around for us to see.

Using our free Discovery Trails app, you can wander through some of Dublin's picturesque green spaces and explore the city's tumultuous military history with a walking tour of key signature spots in the historically rich area of Kilmainham...