Welcome to Dublin! We could write an essay about all Dublin has to offer but this video sums it up nicely:
Dublin: Take a Deep Breath
Dublin is one of the most popular short-break destinations in Europe. Consistently featured in all "top ten most visited cities" rankings, Dublin is renowned for being one of the friendliest capitals in Europe, while maintaining a relaxed and intimate atmosphere. Dublin is an old city, steeped in history. The Vikings were the first settlers in Dublin and the city began its life as two separate settlements, "Atha Cliath" and "Dubh Linn". The modern name of the city is derived from these two names. "Dublin" is the internationally recognised name of the city and "Baile Atha Cliath" is the Irish translation.
Dublin City has a 2,000-year-old history. From medieval cathedrals and ancient city walls to Georgian squares and Victorian grandeur, the streets are alive with history, heritage, and tales of bygone years. Home to Joyce, Shaw, Beckett, Wilde, and many more, Dublin has played an important role in Ireland's literary history.
Some facts about Dublin:
- 2,000 year old history
- Began as two separate settlements, "Atha Cliath" and "Dubh Linn"
- Vikings were the first settlers
- Home to literary greats Joyce, Shaw, Beckett, and Wilde
- The "oldest pub in Ireland" The Brazen Head, dates back to 1138
- 10 million glasses of Guinness are produced every day
- Phoenix Park is the largest urban park in Europe