The river Liffey divides Dublin into two distinct halves: the southside of the city and the north.
South of the River The southside of the city traditionally has been the domain of Dublin's middle-classes and is-generally speaking-more affluent than its northern counterpart.
Temple Bar Area A maze of cobblestone nooks and crooked crannies, between Dame Street and the Liffey, Temple Bar is still Dublin's most upwardly mobile area. In the 1980s, the district was scheduled to be demolished to make way for a vast bus station, but was saved by some last-minute planning decisions and became instead the focus of Dublin's urban regeneration scheme throughout the 1990s. Every turn uncovers more distinctive...
Interesting Facts About Dublin:
2. The legal drinking age is 18
3. 10 million glasses of Guinness are produced daily
4. There are 1.66 million people living in the greater Dublin region
5. Weird fact: There are no snakes in Dublin, this has reputedly to do with St. Patrick banishing them from the country
6. Random fact: Dublin's O'Connell Bridge is the only bridge in Europe which is as wide as it is long
7. Dublin city spans 115 square kilometres
8. Spooky fact: Bram Stoker who wrote the famous novel Dracula, was born in Clontarf the title is said to come from the Irish
words "Droch Ola"which means bad blood
9. The Phoenix park is the largest urban park in Europe
10. Bizarre fact: Dublin rock band U2 were given the honorary title of 'the freedom of the Dublin city' with this title carries the
unusual privilage of being able to graze sheep for free in St. Stephens Green one of Dublin's landmarks
11. The prestigious "Oscar" statuette used at the Academy Awards was designed by Cedric Gibbons, who was born in Dublin in
12. The Vikings founded Dublin in 988
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From the National Museum and its Iron Age 'bog bodies', stroll along graceful Georgian terraces around Merrion Square, past former homes of literary luminaries like Yeats, Joyce and Beckett. Nearby is Dublin Castle, which now houses the wooden table on which the Good Friday Agreement was signed. You'll find plenty of Dubliners welcoming sunny...