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