Dublin City is one of the most vibrant capital cities in the world! Divided north and south by the River Liffey which flows into the Irish Sea, Dublin City is home to over 1.2 million people. Popular tourist attractions include The National Museum, Temple Bar, Grand Canal and the Guinness Storehouse.
Dublin was founded by the Vikings. They founded a new town on the south bank of the Liffey in 841. It was called Dubh Linn, which means black pool. Wine from France into was imported into Dublin. Iron was also imported, as was pottery. Exports included hides, grain, and pulses. In the 1960s and 1970s redevelopment of the city center took place, some of it controversial as it involved the demolition of fine old buildings. In the late 20th century traditional industries such as textiles, brewing, and distilling declined but the city council built new industrial estates on the outskirts of the city and new industries like electronics, chemicals, and engineering appeared. Towards the end of the 20th Century and the start og the 21st retail and tourism became key industries for Dublin. Stephens Green Shopping Centre was built in the late 1980s and the modern new tourist attractions were constructed to complement the older buidlings. In 2000 a new pedestrian bridge, the Millennium Bridge was opened across the Liffey and in 2003 The Spire was erected.
Dublin really does have something for everyone who visits the Republic of Ireland. Many consider Dublin to be a city for drinking, especially Guinness! Many flock to the pubs on Temple Bar as well as the Guinness Storehouse but Dublin is so much more than that. For those looking for a feel of the countries heritage a visit to the historic Christ Church Cathedral is a must as well as the adminstrative centre around Oireachtas and the University College Dublin. Those looking for some relaxing green space tend to head to St Stephen’s Green. There a relaxing walk through the park can be considered a ncie break from the hectic pace of the city. The Bord Gais Theatre on Grand Canal is the city’s premier venue for musicals and plays.
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