10 Fun Facts About Dublin

Dublin is one of Ireland and the U.K.’s more famous cities, and has a millennia long history that began with the Vikings. It also serves as a hotspot for many tourists visiting Ireland, and has a long but interesting history. If you don’t know much about Ireland’s capital, you came to the right place. Here are 10 fun facts about Dublin:

  1. It’s rumored that more than 50% of the city’s population is under 25 years old
  2. The oldest pub in Ireland – the Brazen Head – opened in the city in 1198
  3. Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde, and Colin Firth are among some of the city’s famous residents
  4. The city was founded by the Vikings in the 10th century & stayed in their control until the Norman Invasion in 1169
  5. Dublin’s famous Trinity College was founded by Queen Elizabeth I in 1592
  6. Trinity College is Ireland’s oldest surviving college as well as the country’s most prestigious university
  7. Many tourists flock to see the famous Guinness Storehouse, the beer company’s main headquarters
  8. The city’s name translates to “Black Pool”
  9. There are 751 pubs in Dublin
  10. Dublin’s Phoenix Park is one of Europe’s largest urban parks

Don’t forget to check out some of our other posts for Cities & Countries!

To read more on the history of Dublin, check out Dublin: The Story of a City by Stephen Conlin and Peter Harbison.

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As an recent college graduate who studied media studies and anthropology in college, Briana Maddox enjoys learning about different cultures, traditions, holidays, historical figures, experiences, and opinions. With a vested interest in sharing such learning experiences, Briana created Life & Anthropology in the hopes of helping other people gain a better understanding and working knowledge of such topics.

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