About the City of Dublin
There are many layers to the city of Dublin amongst which every visitor finds their niche. It is a bustling city with a population of over 1.7 million and is home to over 100 different nationalities all of whom contribute to the fabric of Dublin. While it has a genuine cosmopolitan feel, Dublin has still managed to retain its own distinct culture which is expressed in a love of literature, drama, traditional music and sport.
Browsing the shops on Dublin’s Grafton Street or O’Connell Street is a renowned pastime as the shopping can also be combined with sight-seeing. The city is abundant with unique buildings and quirky stores; and the streets are always bustling.
The wide-ranging choice of hotels, restaurants, and pubs meets every visitor’s pocket and taste and whether it is a chic boutique hotel, world-class international accommodation or a quaint B&B, Dublin’s menu suits every palette.
The quintessential Dublin Pub provides the focal point of Dublin’s social life, illuminating the vibrant hues of Dubliners and their culture. Conversation flows freely unleashing the unique atmosphere that defines the city.
Dublin is one of the oldest cities in Europe and with ancient churches, grand buildings and fine museums, cultural riches abound. From the ancient to the avant-garde, from history, architecture, literature, art and archaeology to the performing arts Dublin has it, with the real advantage to the visitor being that everything is contained within a small area. Furthermore, Dublin boasts the largest park to be found in a European City, the Phoenix Park.
When congress business is over, there is a wealth of activities and culture to attract the delegate. Due to Dublin’s coastal location, the sea is an integral part of Dublin life. This inheritance allows for a wide variety of water activities, sports or just strolling. Inland, Dublin offers a pick of events from greyhound racing, a variety of many fine gardens, old stately homes and picturesque parklands.
- Dublin accounts for 40% of Ireland’s GDP
- Dublin has 47% of all Foreign Direct Investment Projects in Ireland
- 50% of Dublin’s population are under the age of 36, the youngest capital city in Europe
- 25% of Nobel Laureates for literature written in English were awarded to writers from Dublin
- Some of the biggest multinational companies are located in Dublin including Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, AOL, eBay, Microsoft, Amazon, Yahoo.