For more than eight centuries, Dublin Castle has been the historic heart of the Irish capital. Today the castle serves as venue for important state events, such as the inauguration of the various presidents of Ireland. In the past, the building has served a variety of functions, including as a jail, a treasury and a law court. For 7 centuries the castle was also the seat of English rule.
There are various tours that visitors to the castle can choose from. Specialised tours focus on specific topics such as the modern or traditional art collections. One of the tours concentrates entirely on the Irish crown jewels, which were stolen from here in 1907 and have never been found. The 44,000 square metre complex is located in a historically strategic location on the south side of the River Liffey.
“An investigative report by Scotland Yard disappeared just as mysteriously as the Crown jewels”