Dublin is the capital and largest city of Ireland. It is in the province of Leinster, on Ireland’s east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey.
With an urban area population of over 1.2 million people it is a historical and contemporary centre for education, the arts, administration, economy and industry.
Dublin has many landmarks and monuments dating back hundreds of years and has more green spaces per square kilometre than any other European capital city. Dublin has a world-famous literary history, having produced many prominent literary figures, including Nobel laureates. It is arguably most famous as the location of the greatest works of James Joyce.
Ireland’s biggest libraries and literary museums are found in Dublin, including the National Print Museum of Ireland and National Library of Ireland. In July 2010, Dublin was named as a UNESCO City of Literature. Dublin also houses museums of Natural History, Archaeology, Modern Art, Decorative Arts and History, as well as the National Gallery.
Visitor attractions include the Guinness Storehouse, Kilmainham Jail, Dublinia, Dublin Zoo, Glasnevin Cemetary Museum, The Aviva Stadium and Croke Park.
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In addition to several theatres within the city centre, Dublin also has a vibrant nightlife and is reputedly one of Europe’s most youthful cities, with an estimate of 50% of citizens being younger than 25. There are many pubs across the city centre. Dublin is also a popular shopping destination for both locals and tourists. The city has numerous shopping districts, particularly around Grafton Street and Henry Street. The city centre is the location of large department stores but retains a thriving market culture.
For more Information about Dublin please visit: www.dublin.info and www.failteireland.ie/Dublin.
Dublin Tourist Office
Failte Ireland operates four Discover Ireland Tourist Offices in Dublin. These are located at:
- Visit Dublin Centre, 25 Suffolk Street, Dublin 2
- Discover Ireland Information Office, 14 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1
- Discover Ireland Information Offices are also located in the Arrivals Halls at Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport.
About Dublin Institute of Technology
Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) is one of the largest higher education institutions in
Ireland. It has been ranked in top 100 universities globally under 50 years old. Though instated in its present form in 1992, the institution can trace an unbroken history back to the establishment in 1887 of the first technical education institution in Ireland. It is recognised particularly for degree and postgraduate programmes in Architecture, Engineering, Science, Marketing, Hospitality, Music, Optometry, Pharmaceuticals, Construction, Digital Media and Journalism. Alumni of the Dublin Institute of Technology include many of Ireland’s leading writers, artists and politicians.
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