Dublin is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Ireland
Dublin is one of Europe's oldest capitals
Dublin was originally founded as a center for the Viking slave trade
The country of Ireland covers five-sixths of the island of Ireland.
Ireland has the fastest growing population in Europe
Irish acts include U2, Thin Lizzy, The Corrs, The Cranberries, Flogging Molly, and Enya
Ireland has produced writers such as George Berkeley, George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde, and others
Dublin is one of the most youthful cities in the world - 50% of inhabitants are below 25 years old.
Ernest Walton of Trinity College (1592) shared the 1951 Nobel Prize in Physics for "splitting the atom"
O'Connell Bridge is unique in Europe as the only traffic bridge as wide as it is long
The most internationally notorious areas for night life is the Temple Bar area south of the Liffey
Dublin Castle in Dublin, Republic of Ireland, was the seat of British rule in Ireland until 1922
Dublin city hall
Cathedral of the Holy Trinity is the elder of the city's 2 medieval cathedrals, the other being St. Patrick's
St. Patrick's was founded around 1191
Jonathan Swift, author of Gulliver's Travels, was Dean of the cathedral from 1713 to 1745.
His grave and epitaph can be seen in the cathedral
St. Stephen's Green is a famous inner-city park in Dublin
In a number of respects the island of Ireland operates officially as a single entity