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Ireland is an island in the North Atlantic. It is separated from Great Britain to its east by the North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St George’s Channel. Ireland is the second-largest island of the British Isles, the third-largest in Europe, and the twentieth-largest on Earth.
The Spire of Dublin stands 150 meters tall (about 394 feet). This iconic structure was commissioned as a celebratory symbol of Dublin entering the new millennium. The project was completed in 2003 amidst mixed feelings from the public, many of whom saw the multimillion-dollar price tag as exorbitant.
O’Connell Street is Dublin’s main thoroughfare. It measures 49 m (54 yds) in width at its southern end, 46 m (50 yds) at the north, and is 500 m (547 yds) in length. During the 17th century, it was a narrow street known as Drogheda Street (named after Henry Moore, Earl of Drogheda).
Located in the heart of Dublin city, O’Connell Street forms part of a grand thoroughfare created in the 18th century that runs through the center of the capital, O’Connell Bridge, Westmoreland Street, College Green, and Dame Street, terminating at City Hall and Dublin Castle. Situated just north of the River Liffey, the street has a fine axial positioning, running close to a north-south orientation.
Dunamase or The Rock of Dunamase is a rocky outcrop in the townland of Park or Dunamase in County Laois. The rock, 46 meters (151 ft) above a flat plain, has the ruins of Dunamase Castle, a defensive stronghold dating from the early Hiberno-Norman period with a view across to the Slieve Bloom Mountains. It is near the N80 road between the towns of Portlaoise and Stradbally.
Dublin Castle off Dame Street, Dublin, Ireland, was until 1922 the seat of the United Kingdom government’s administration in Ireland and is now a major Irish government complex. The castle today is a major tourist attraction and conferencing destination.