- County Dublin
Popular Surnames: Murray, Brady, Kavanagh, Fitzsimon, and Kelly
Dublin is the heart of Ireland. Our busy capital is always brimming with excitement and Irish culture. Dublin is sometimes referred to as the Fair City, which is no surprise given how beautiful it is. Whether you’re taking a stroll down Grafton Street, wandering through St. Stephen’s Green, visiting the Book of Kells in Trinity College or simply having a pint in Templebar - Dublin has so much to offer. The city is also home to a wealth of historical sites whether you want to take a tour of all the landmarks during Ireland’s 1916 Independence Rising or maybe you’d rather take in a broader range of Irish history by visiting our National Museum - there’s plenty to learn! Just make sure you leave enough time to visit the Guinness Storehouse. They’ve been brewing the black stuff since 1759 & you can see every stage of the process. And there’s no fear of missing it as founder Arthur Guinness signed a lease for 9,000 years! (Also, if you’re over 18, you’re guaranteed a free pint! Haha!) For those who would prefer to see more rural Dublin, make sure you visit the long strands and cliffs of Howth or take a walk along Dun Laoighre pier. With a long history, the modern Dublin City is a delightful mixture of the past and the modern era. All fine jewelry from Ireland is hallmark stamped at Dublin Castle's Assay office for truly authentic Irish jewelry. Biddy Murphy has connections with several great jewelers from this bustling region: Amethyst Dublin, Boru, JMH Jewelry, and Solvar Ltd. Dublin has so much to discover and really is one of the most exciting cities in Europe.