Capital of Ireland
Dublin is the largest city in Ireland and the capital of the Republic of Ireland. Situated on Ireland’s East coast, at the foot of the Dublin mountains and at the mouth of the river Liffey, Dublin boasts some amazing seascapes and landscapes. The city is known for its vibrant culture and ancient history going back far beyond the Viking era when in year 988 AD the city was founded.
Along with Dublin Castle, Trinity College (home of the ancient Book of Kells) and the Guinness brewery, Dublin has many other landmarks and monuments both ancient and modern, as well as an impressive selection of museums and galleries. Dublin also has a long literary history, having produced such greats as Yeats, Shaw, Joyce and Beckett.
Dublin city has more green spaces per square kilometre than any European capital, with Dublin’s Phoenix park being the largest city park in Europe.
It is also home to a thriving nightlife and is well known as a shopping destination city.