Dublin is the capital and the largest city of Ireland.
The city has an urban area population of more than 1.1 million people. The region of Dublin, has a population of more than 1.3 million people. The greater Dublin area has more than 1.9 million people.
The city is a historical and a contemporary center of education, arts, administration and industry.
As of 2018, the city was listed by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network as a global city.
It is an alpha city which places it amongst the top thirty cities in the world.
THINGS TO DO AND NOT TO DO IN DUBLIN
- Don’t get lit in temple bar. Instead, save your tour for the daytime.
- Don’t expect to drink all night. Instead, plan to drink just up to 11pm when bars are required to close.
- Do not just stick to your normal food. Instead, try out the Irish cuisine and get the experience.
- Don’t drive in Dublin. The traffic is horrible. Instead, you can walk or take a taxi.
- Don’t pay for entry into the museum. Instead, ask first whether entry is free. This is because most museums have free entry.
- Avoid smoking in public places and workplaces. Instead, smoke indoors, privately.
- Don’t complain about the weather. Instead, just adapt to the changing weather and wear appropriately.
MOST INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT DUBLIN
- The name Dublin comes from an old Irish Celtic name meaning “Black Pool”
- It was the most important Viking town in Ireland.
- The series “Vikings” has been partially filmed near the city
- The city is home to the widest street in Europe.O’Connell Street is the widest street in Europe. It measures 49 m in width.
- It is home to the beer brand Guinness
- There is no catholic cathedral in Dublin
- Temple Bar in Dublin used to be a sandbank
- The city has its very own version of Tom & Jerry
- It is Europe’s Silicon Valley