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, the capital of the county of the same name, has a population of about 2,798, who are employed in the copper and lead ore trade. It contains a church, with round mound, three chapels, race stand on the Murrough, ruins of an Abbey founded by the O’Byrnes in Henry the Third’s time, barracks, &c. It stands on the sea coast, at the mouth of the river Leitrim, which was once defended by a fortified rock called the Black Castle. It is now, however, a place of but little strength in a military point of view, and of slight commercial importance, as it has no manufactures. The bay is much exposed to south-easterly winds, which render the neighbouring coast very dangerous. Two lighthouses have been erected, 268 feet high, with fixed lights.
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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.
A telegraph station.