Red, yellow, blue, green, purple… these are the colours of the thousands coloured doors you can find in Dublin! You can see them everywhere, at every coin and in every street or square of the Irish capital; they’re all different and unique with their colours, style and history and they’re perfectly inserted in the facades of the great Victorian buildings. Of course you should have noticed them while wandering around the Irish capital (they’ve become a true symbol of the city), but if you think they’re just a sort of urban decoration without any meaning, you’re definitely wrong! So let’s discover together the magic world of Dublin‘s coloured doors and the legend hidden behind them: it’s an interesting and weird story according to which the idea of painting the houses’ doors was born at the beginning of the 19th century from two famous and eccentric writers, George Moore and Oliver St John Gogarty. The two writers were neighbours not far from Merrion Square and, as all Irish men, when they came back home from their nights out at the pub, they were always a bit drunk and they used to confuse their entrance with the one of the neighbour. One day Moore decided to paint its door green to avoid Gogarty to confuse it in the middle of the night; on the other hand, Gogarty decided to paint its door red to avoid the same thing. From that moment on, coloured doors -more and more garnished- multiplied all over the city, beginning from the centre and ending in the outskirts, and they became a true symbol of the Irish capital, because they’re unique in their genre. When in Dublin, we took a lot of pictures while wandering around the city centre, charmed by the doors legend, even if we don’t know if it’s true or not. And it’s really worth a tour: some of them are really amazing, like real art works! So now it’s your turn to take your camera: let’s choose the doors you like the most! What colour would you paint the door of your dream house?