Put Your Money Away... A Tour of Free Dublin

  1. The Oscar Wilde statue in Merrion Square is the only coloured statue in all of Europe.
  2. Rumour has it, O'Connell Street is wider than the Champs-Élysées.
  3. Bram Stoker, who was christened and married in St. Anne's Church, was married to Oscar Wilde's ex-girlfriend.
  4. O' Connell Bridge is the only square bridge in all of Europe.
  5. Dublin in Irish is Baile Atha Cliath which means Town of the Hurdling Fjord.
  6. The Ha'penny Bridge is so called due to an old tax required to cross the bridge of a half a penny.
  7. St, Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, was not an Irishman. He was a Welshman.
  8. Phoenix Park is the largest municipal park in Europe, five times the size of London's Hyde Park, double the size of New York's Central Park, 707 hectares in all.
  9. The colours of the Irish flag; green, white and orange represents the Catholics (green), the Protestants (orange) and the peace (white) to unite them.
  10. The red hair of the Irish is not actually a native genetic trait, having been brought over by the Vikings..