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Dublin is capital and most populated city of Ireland. This city Irish name was Dubhlinn its meaning "black pool". The beauties of the neighboring country, shared with its maritime position, give to the metropolis of Ireland an attraction possessed by few cities. Dublin is one of the most popular short break destinations in Europe, constantly featuring in all top ten most visited cities rankings and famous for being one of the friendliest capitals in Europe, maintaining a comfortable and intimate atmosphere. The city is based at the mouth of the River Liffey near medium of east coast of Ireland and at the centre of the Dublin Region. The city boasts of a rich Irish culture and a delightful past which has given birth to many great writers, artists and musicians. The city has a lively nightlife with ample nightclubs and shopping spots for youngsters to hang around. It is safe, active and welcoming, a wonderful place to visit with a compact city centre about 3km squared and all attractions surrounded by walking distance. First founded as a Viking settlement, it evolved into the Kingdom of Dublin and became the island's major city following the Norman invasion. Dublin became the capital of the Irish Free State, and presently the Republic of Ireland. There is also the Gaelic Athletic Association that lets experience traditional Irish games. Golfers have a variety of courses to choose from. The city is home to number of churches and castles including the Aras a Uachtarain and home of the president of Ireland. A new-found love of al frieze living has changed the environment on the streets, with plenty of cafes and bars spilling out onto the streets adding to Dublin's ambience.

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Dublin Recreation Culture and Attractions

Dublin has world famous mythical history and culture. It has constantly been the cultural centre of Ireland and one of the important places in Europe in this aspect. It is possibly most famous as the locality of the greatest works of James Joyce, including Ulysses, which is set in Dublin and full of current detail. Dubliners are a collection of short stories by Joyce about incidents and emblematic characters of the city during the early 20th century. It is disreputable for the bright information in the fields of art and particularly literature that were born or worked here. There are many theatres in Dublin, cinemas and cultural centers present the latest achievements of world artists to locals and tourists. The enthusiastic capital of Ireland is very rich in festivals and street celebrations of special kinds, including dance, film, art festivals, food and fun fairs and many, many others. Dublin is home to many immigrants come from countries intimately related to Ireland, such as the United Kingdom and the Scandinavian countries, but there are also fast rising communities of Muslims, Chinese and Russians, which have totally different customs, celebrations etc. There are many pubs all of the city centre, with the area around St. Stephen's Green and Grafton Street, especially Harcourt Street, Camden Street, Wexford Street and Leeson Street, having the most well-liked nightclubs and pubs. All this makes Dublin a melting pot of nations and a successful cultural centre. The city hosts most marvelous and colorful event in early spring is the celebration of St Patrick's Day, fanatical to the national patron saint. The city conducted the ruler Gaelic football and hurling games, and after major renovations in recent years, furthers international rules football, rock concerts, and other significant national events.

Dublin Demographics
Dublin total population - 490,0000
Dublin male population - 250,000
Dublin female population - 230,000
Dublin White population - 45.00%
Dublin African American population - 51.00%
Dublin American Indian population - 1%
Dublin Asian population - 1%
Dublin Mixed race population - 1%
Dublin Other race population - 1%

Dublin Education

Dublin is major hub for education. This is home to three universities and many other higher education institutions. The National University of Ireland is placed in associated ingredient university of University College Dublin. It is the major university in Ireland. Dublin City University is specializes in business, engineering, and science courses, mostly with relevance to industry. The Irish public administration and management teaching centre has its base in Dublin, the Institute of Public Administration provides a range of undergraduate and post graduate awards via the National University of Ireland and in some instances, Queen's University Belfast. Dublin is home to smaller specialized colleges, with Griffith College Dublin, The Gaiety School of Acting and the New Media Technology College.

Dublin History

The city of Dublin's official date of establishment was in 988 A.D. while proof of its continuation dates back to the second century in which it was named Eblana. Dublin began life as two divide settlements, "Atha Cliath" and "Dubh Linn". The new name of the city is resulting from these two names. "Dublin" is the internationally recognized name of the city and "Baile Atha Cliath" is the Irish translation. From antique landmarks to current representations, there is much to see and do in Dublin as regards times passed. Norman Vikings were the first settlers of the city, and many artefacts, old walls and buildings have been exposed on the first site, Wood Quay, in the present City Centre. The castle was the seat of English right in Ireland until 1922. Today it is the site of the inaugurations of Ireland's presidents. Near the fort are Christ Church and St. Patrick's, Dublin's two Protestant cathedrals. Both date from Dublin's earliest days as a Viking settlement. Maritime trade has forever been one of Dublin's most significant activities. Dublin is Ireland's largest port and major exporter. It has also residential into the largest manufacturing city in Ireland, though the factories, aside from breweries and distilleries, are engaged mainly in light manufactures. The city's most famous business is the Guinness Brewery it is established in 1759 and one of Ireland's largest employers and exporters. The city's economic planning efforts have attempted to locate developed plants outside Dublin, and the city has had a declining share of manufacturing employment since the early 1960s. Now the city of Dublin is one of the largest and capital cities in Ireland.

Dublin Symbol

Dubiln Motto - Obedientia Civium Urbis Felicitas "The citizens' obedience is the city's happiness"

Dublin Flag

image of Dublin flag

Dublin Tourism

Dublin is one the major tourist attraction destinations in Ireland. The city of Dublin has a great status for merriment and has become a popular destination for stag and hen parties. There is no shortage of tourist attractions in Dublin and it can be hard to choose where to spend their time. There are many museums, theaters and parks also. Dublin has a huge collection of attractions, restaurants, bars and quality hotels which means the city has amazing to offer everybody who visits. The exciting city life brims with traditional Irish culture and trendy European cool - all set beside the backdrop of its stunning coastline. The city tourism industry is a major sector for Dublin economic growth.

Dublin Transportation

The city of Dublin has wide bus network but only a few rail and tram lines. The buses can be slow and variable due to the city's traffic but for many destinations outside the city centre they are the only public transport choice. The Bus Arrival Information Service is being rolled out which offers bus stops with information on the detachment of buses based on GPS positions of the buses. The tunnel connects Dublin Port and the M1 motorway close to Dublin Airport. Dublin Airport operated by the Aircoach. It is the busiest airport in Ireland. The city railway system was operated by Iarnrod Eireann. Dublin Suburban Rail network consists of five railway lines serving the Greater Dublin Area and traveler towns such as Drogheda and Dundalk in County Louth.

Dublin Universities and Colleges
Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland - 11,000 Students
University of Dublin, Dublin, Ireland - 15,000 Students
University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland - 24,000 Students
Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland - 16,000 Students
Griffith College, Dublin, Ireland - 8,000 Students

Dublin Tourist Attractions
Wicklow Mountains
Molly Malone Statue
St Patrick's Cathedral
Cliffs of Moher
Guinness Storehouse
Grafton Street
The Book of Kells
Giant's Causeway
Temple Bar
Malahide Castle
Blarney Castle
Dublin Castle
Old Jameson Distillery

Dublin Parks
The Iveagh Gardens 
Blessington Street Basin 
Sorrento Park 
Phoenix Park 
National Botanic Gardens 
The Garden of Remembrance 
Arbour Hill Cemetery 
War Memorial Gardens 
Farmleigh Estate 
Dartmouth Square 
King's Inn Park 
Fairview Park 
Merrion Strand 
Croppies Acre 
St.Patrick's Park 
Ringsend Park 
St.Michan's Park 
Sandymount Green

Dublin Museums
The Pearse Museum
The Shaw Birthplace Museum
Dublin Wax Museum
National Leprechaun Museum
National Museum of Ireland

Dublin Libraries
Alliance Francaise
Central Catholic Library
Central Library of Dublin
Chester Beatty Library
Dun Laoghaire Library
German Institute
Goethe Institut
Irish Traditional Music Archive
Law Library
Marsh's Library
National Library of Ireland
National Photographic Archive
Ordnance Survey of Ireland
Public Libraries
Royal Irish Academy
The Allen Library
Trinity College Library - The Book of Kells

Dublin Religions
Dublin Catholic population is 80%
Dublin Church of Ireland population is 14%
Dublin Presbyterian and Methodist population is 3%
Dublin other population is 3%

Dublin Government

The city of Dublin is governed by Dublin City Council, which is presided over by the Lord Mayor of Dublin who is elected for a yearly term. The city council members are elected every five years from Local Election Areas. The Council passes an annual budget for expenditure on areas such as housing, traffic management, refuse, drainage, and planning. The Dublin City Manager is in charge for implementing City Council decisions. Dublin has been the home of the Irish parliament since the formation of the Irish Free State in 1922. The Irish Free State government took over the two wings of the building to hand out as a temporary home for some ministries, while the central building became the College of Technology until 1989. Ireland has 15 government departments. Every department is headed by a Minister who is appointed by the Taoiseach.

Dublin Economy

Now the Ireland's economy is experiencing development rates between 5 and 10% per annum, a boom that has been centered on Dublin. The city's economy has traditionally been based on the export of agricultural goods, the legacy of colonialism. In 2009, Dublin was listed as the fourth richest city in the world by purchasing power and 10th richest by individual income. Dublin's major economic sectors are agriculture, tourism, transportation and industries. The economic boom led to a jagged growth in construction, with large redevelopment projects in the Dublin Docklands and Spencer Dock. The one mainstay of Dublin's economy has been the Guinness Brewery at St. James Gate, which will stay in Dublin for an indefinite period, given its 9000 year lease for 45 pounds a year.

Dublin Geography

Dublin is largest and capital city of Republic of Ireland. It is situated on near the midpoint of Ireland's east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey. This is an economic, administrative and cultural centre, and has one of the fastest increasing populations of any European capital city. Dublin is, indeed, the center of the alien flora of Ireland. This is no doubt largely the result of climate and soil, which is traditional more nearly than other parts of Ireland to those of more southern regions, to which the bulk of the introduced flora belongs. But it is, also, no doubt in part the result of early settlement and of a lot of centuries of trade and communication. There are also social divisions apparent between the coastal border in the east of the city, as well as those on the north side, and the newer developments further to the west. The city has mild climate. The city experiences long summer days and short winter days. Strong Atlantic winds are most ordinary in autumn.

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