Interesting Facts about Dublin

The capital city of Ireland, which is Dublin, has more than 1.5 million residents and is very popular for the pubs that serve good drinks. While all of that is true, those are just some of the facts that will blow your minds off when visiting the city. If you are considering spending a vacation in Dublin or you are just interested about what’s in there, then you might as well read on the following facts.

Interesting Facts about Dublin

Facts about Dublin, Ireland

  • In the Irish language, the name Dublin is spoken as both Dubh Linn and Baile Atha Cliath. And you’ll probably notice the latter as you walk on the streets of this wonderful city. Literally, Atha Cliath means “Ford of the Reed Hurdles”. Dublin or Dubh Linn, on the other hand, is derived from the Old Irish Gaelic Language, which means “Black Pool”.
  • Dublin covers an estimated land area of 44.5 square miles. In January, the average temperature in this city is about 41 degrees Fahrenheit; meanwhile in July, the average is approximately 63 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • About 50% of the population in Dublin belongs to those who are below 25 years old. Thus, it is advisable that you should dress warmly and enjoy parties.
  • Dublin’s O’Connell Bridge which is located in River Liffey is said to be the only bridge in Europe that has a width equal to its length. The current concrete bridge was built in the year 1863, replacing the bridge made of wood that was built in 1801.
  • Dublin is known to be the home of some of the famous people in Literary and the movies. Some of its natives are Oscar Wiled (a famous essayist, novelist, playwright, and poet), Bram Stroker (the creator of Dracula), James Joyce (famous poet and writer of Ulysses), and George Bernard Show (a famous dramatist and a Nobel Prize winner). Some of the famous Hollywood actors that are from this city is Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell.
  • The Brazen Head is a pub located in Dublin and is said to be the oldest pub in the entire Ireland. The pub has been located and operated on the same site since 1198.
  • Dublin is the home to famous Irish musicians such as the Dubliners and U2. In fact, many of U2’s songs were recorded in Dublin, particularly in Windmill Lane Studios. This establishment is currently covered with graffiti made by U2 fans, and is popularly known as the “U2 Wall”.
  • None of the mountains in Dublin is high enough to meet the standards that are required to claim it as a Mountain. The Sugarloaf, which is the tallest among the Dublin Mountains, only measures 423.3 meters above sea level.

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