In many of the world's great cities travelling between the various attractions can be time consuming and expensive but a visit to Ireland's fascinating capital Dublin will certainly encourage you to travel on foot. Gracing both banks of the River Liffey, even crossing the beautiful bridges is a delightful experience and with classically proportioned Georgian architecture surrounding peaceful elegant greens, it would seem that this is one city that has had a painless evolution. But look a little more closely and Dublin has a very different story to tell. The fight for independence, whether from marauding Vikings or their British neighbours, has dominated Dublin's history and the battle scars can still be found if you know where to look. From the General Post Office on O'Connell Street, that was at the heart of the Easter Rising of 1916, to Dublin Castle, once a symbol of occupation, there are many places of interest that highlight Dublin's tempestuous past. Coupled with this history is a deserved reputation for being one of the most lively and hospitable cities in the world; Dublin the jewel of the Emerald Isle.