Dublin, the capital of Ireland, and the second city of the British Islands, on the Liffey, near Dublin Bay, 60 miles from Holyhead, and 292 miles from London.
This town, which was an important military station in Edward the Fourth’s time, has a population of about 6,898, who are engaged in the provision, flax, flour, and paper trades; has some fine cavalry barracks, a church with an old tower, Athlumney Castle, in ruins, and close at hand Boyne Hill, the seat of Lieut. Col. J. Gerrard.
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The town is situated on the northern side of the peninsula and has risen within a very few years to a considerable degree of importance by the construction of a magnificent harbour for the protection of vessels bound for the port of Dublin.