Guide to Dublin

Dublin is the Republic of Ireland’s capital city. Its name comes from the Irish ‘dubh linn’ meaning ‘black pool’. The city itself has a vast history beginning with early Viking settlements, to Norman and English colonisations. In the 10th/11th century, it was the world’s largest Viking city and 700 years later it became the second biggest city in the British Empire. After severing its ties with the British Empire and establishing an era of peace, the modern Dublin city boomed. What followed was an explosion of Irish art and culture with the birth of Riverdance to the world domination of the rock band U2 and everything in between.

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