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Dublin needs no introduction

Dublin needs no introduction

The capital city of Ireland, Dublin needs no introduction. It is the most populous city in the country with 1.5 million residents and for years, it has stimulated the imagination of the romantic and melancholy literature-lovers and the interest of beer-drinkers – because it is home to both: fun and ale and literature.

Today, let’s take a tour of the capital city of the green country. With any luck, we might even get to see a leprechaun or two. They would confirm the following interesting facts we are just going to talk about.

In an aging Europe, Ireland boasts of a capital city with the youngest population – some 50% of the population is actually less than 25 years old.

Some of them are students, and the smartest of them are actually attending the prestigious Trinity College, the ancient Irish university established by Queen Elizabeth I. Among the famous personalities who attended this university, we must count Oscar Wilde, Jonathan Swift and Bram Stoker (the creator of the notorious vampire count, Dracula).

The British Isles are mostly flatland. Nevertheless, Ireland claims to be different and possess mountains. Oh, really? Actually, the Dublin Mountains don’t meet any criteria required to declare themselves… well, mountains. The tallest one, The Sugarloaf, measures bo more than 423.3 meters.

Like the Scots and the Brits, the Irish are big on beer. Over 10 million pints of Guinness beer are produced every day only in Dublin and the oldest pub in the country is called the Brazen Head, having been founded in Dublin in 1198.

Dublin also hosts the largest enclosed park in Europe, Phoenix Park, whose 1750 acres make it double the size of NY’s very own Central Park.

And if you thought Dublin is still not romantic enough for you, think again: the patron saint of love, Valentine, is resting in Dublin at Whitefrair Street Church.

To visit the city, you might enjoy Dublin car hire.

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