The vibrant capital Dublin is located on Irelands East Coast, bordered by the stunning Wicklow Mountains. The city is steeped in history, starting when the Vikings settled there in the 9th century. The Norman occupation in the 10th century and later English rule have also provided Dublin with a rich, varied culture. The city has produced a host of famous people from writers like Oscar Wilde to the infamous rock band U2. Residents insist that Dublin is also the capital of The Craic (or ‘crack’), the wonderful art of life. The Craic has also helped to shape Dublin into developing it’s current easy going charm and thriving Arts scene.
Culture is in every corner
Evidence of Dublin’s rich heritage is to be found in every corner of the city. From the famous Dublin Castle and historic sites to The National Museum, Art Galleries and cultural centres. City parks include Europes largest park, the impressive Phoenix Park which hosts Dublin Zoo. Three of Ireland’s historic universities are also based in Dublin, meaning it is a lively and multicultural city with a varied nightlife on offer. If you are interested in studying here, then take a look at schoolapply.co.in for the best tips. For lovers of the outdoor lifestyle, the Wicklow Mountains are just nearby, with hikes and treks to suit every countryside enthusiast.
A city with two sides
Dublin is a city with two distinct sides divided by the River Liffey. The Northside is home to shopping centres, markets, museums, theatres, Croke Park Stadium and Phoenix Park. In contrast, Southside, you will find the trendy Temple Bar district with cobbled streets, galleries and nightlife. There is a whole host of traditional pubs, eateries, quaint bars, music venues and souvenir shops, which provide a lively atmosphere day and night. Most cultural institutions, from the Irish Photography Centre to the Temple Bar Music Centre, are also found here. Lets not also forget that Dublin brews over 10 million pints of Guinness every year – history at it’s very best.