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The Apache Hostel is probably the best budget accommodation in the centre of Dublin and is surrounded by many

attractions.The hostel is located in a corner of Temple bar, which is the heart throb of Dublin. It is a minutes walk

to the famous Temple Bar Square.

The area is the location of many Irish cultural institutions, including the Irish Photography Centre (incorporating

the Dublin Institute of Photography, The national Photographic Archives and the Gallery of Photography),

the Ark Children’s Cultural Centre, the Irish Film Institute, incorporating the Irish Film Archive, the Temple

Bar Music Centre, the Arthouse Multimedia Centre, Temple Bar Gallery and Studio, the Projects Art

Centre, the Gaiety School of Acting, as well as the Irish Stock Exchange and the Central Bank of Ireland.

After dark, the area is a major centre for nightlife, with many tourist-focused nightclubs, restaurants and bars. Pubs in

the area include The Porterhouse, the Oliver St. John Gogarty, the Turk's Head, the Temple Bar, Czech Inn

(in the former Isolde's Tower), the Quays Bar, the Foggy Dew, Eamonn Doran's and the Purty Kitchen.

The Temple Bar Book Market is held on Saturdays and Sundays in Temple Bar Square.

Meetinghouse Square, which takes its name from the nearby Quaker Meeting House, is used for outdoor film

screenings in the summer months. Since summer 2004, Meetinghouse Square is also home to the Speaker's Square

project (an area of Public speaking) and to the Temple Bar Food Market every Saturday.

Dublin Castle was first founded as a major defensive work on the orders of King John of England in 1204, shortly afte

r the Norman invasion of Ireland in 1169, when it was commanded that a castle be built with strong walls and good

ditches for the defence of the city, the administration of justice, and the protection of the King’s treasure. Largely

complete by 1230, the castle was of typical Norman courtyard design, with a central square without a keep,

bounded on all sides by tall defensive walls and protected at each corner by a circular tower.

Trinity College Dublin was founded in 1592 by letters patent from Queen Elizabeth I as the "mother of a university"

, and is the only constituent college of the University of Dublin.

River Liffey flows right through the heart of Dublin. There is a brilliant riverside walk and few coffe shops on the bank

 
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