About Dublin in Ireland
Situated on Dublin Bay at the mouth of the Liffey River, Dublin is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Ireland. It has become one of Europe's most compact capital cities, with a population of
around 50,000 people. It is a chief port and a centre of finance, commerce, transport, education and culture in the country. Dublin enjoys a temperate climate, with mild winter and cool summer.
Dublin a beautiful and modern city, rich in literary and cultural heritage. It is birthplace of many great writers and poets such as Jonathan Swift, James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, W.B.Yates and George Bernard Shaw, Seamus Heaney. Dublin has a wealth of parks, historic sites, theatres, music and comedy venues. The National Library and National Museum are housed on the grounds of Leinster House, which is now the site of the Irish parliament. Founded in 1592, Trinity College is one of the most famous educational institutions in the world. Opened in 1890, the National Museum displays artefacts and masterpieces dating from 2000 B.C. to the 20th century. The Christ Cathedral is one of the oldest church of Ireland. St Patrick's Cathedral was built in the late fifth century. The
Dublin Castle is one of most visited attractions, which houses the State Apartments, Undercroft, Chapel Royal, the Vaults Restaurant and the Heritage Centre, as well as Craft Shop. The National Gallery has a huge collection of paintings and sculptures during the 14th and the 20th century.
Other main attractions include Henrietta Street, Front Square and Campanile, Ha'penny Bridge and St Patrick's Tower, as well as Custom House.