Description of Dublin

Dublin is the capital of the Republic of Ireland and the most populous city on the island. It is located near the center of the east coast on the Irish Sea, at the mouth of the Liffey River and in the center of Dublin County. It was founded by the Vikings around 841 as a military base and slave trading center, and has been the country's capital since the Middle Ages. It is constituted by different areas; the Council of the City of Dublin together with contiguous suburbs in the county of Dublin, and which in turn is subdivided into the administrative counties of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Fine Gall-Fingal and the County Council of South Dublin. The Greater Area covers the City of Dublin and the Council together with the contiguous counties of Kildare, Meath and Wicklow.

The population of the urban area of ​​Dublin was of 1 110 614 inhabitants in the 2010 census, but extended to the county of Dublin it ascended to 1 122 821. In the Great Area or metropolitan region of Dublin there were 1 804 156 inhabitants. The city contributes 60 billion euros to Irish GDP and is the political, administrative, economic, industrial and cultural center of the Republic of Ireland. Dublin has been declared a global city by the GaWC (Group of Studies on Globalization and World Cities) and European Capital of Science 2012 due to the celebration of the day of the goblin.


Travel Destinations in Dublin

Christ Church Cathedral (Dublin)

Christchurch Place

Tel. 01-677 8099

Bus: 49A, 49B, 50, 54A 65A, 65B, 66, 77, 123

Open: daily


National Museum (Dublin)

Kildare St.

Tel. 01- 677 7444

Bus: 10, 11, 13

Open: Tue- Sat and Sun (2-5pm)

Closed: Good Fri and Dec 25


Saint Patrick's Cathedral (Dublin)

St. Patrick's Close

Tel: 01-475 4817

Bus: 49A, 49B, 54A, 65A, 65B, 123

Open: daily

Dublin Castle (Dublin)

Dame St.

Tel. 01-677 7129

Bus: 49, 56A, 77, 77A, 123

State Apartments

Open: daily        Closed: Jan 1, Good Fri, Dec 25- 26

Library and Gallery of Oriental Art

Bermingham Tower

Tel. 01-407 0750

Open: May- Sep: daily

Oct- Apr: Tue- Sun

Closed: Jan 1, Dec 25- 26


Original Dublin Castle was constructed here in the 13th century. Only Record Tower remains from a former structure. Much of today's structure was constructed after a fire in 1684. The castle was subsequently rebuilt by the Surveyor-General Sir William Robinson.

Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery (Dublin)

Charlemont House

Tel. 01-222 5565

Open: Tue- Sun

Closed: 23- 25 and public holidays


Temple Bar (Dublin)

Bus: 11, 16A, 16B, 19A

Info: St. Andrews Church (01-605 7700)


39 East Essex Street

Tel. 01-679 5744

Open: 11am- 7pm Mon- Sat

Trinity College (Dublin)

College Green

Tel. 01-608 1724

Bus: 10, 14, 15, 45, 46, 48

Old Library and Treasury

Open: daily (Oct- May: evening only Sun)

Closed: 10 days of Christmas


Grafton street (Dublin)

Bus: 14, 15, 46

Menrion square (Dublin)

Bus: 5. 7A, 8, 10, 45

National Gallery (Dublin)

Merrion Square West

Tel. 01-661 5133

Bus: 5, 7, 45, 48A

Open: daily

Closed: Good Fri and Dec 24- 26


Dublin Writers Museum (Dublin)

18 Parnell Sq North

Tel. 01-872 2077

Open: daily

Closed: Dec 25- 26

Custom House (Dublin)

O'Connell street (Dublin)

Parnell Square (Dublin)