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Tiny Travel Story: Dublin
What's Dublin Like?
Everyone raves about Dublin and, like any great city, it genuinely does have something for everyone. It is a modern, hard-working center of commerce and industry; it is a cultural capital; it is home to some of Europe's most accomplished artists and academics. If you're interested in the past, Dublin's beautifully preserved mansions, castles, museums, churches streets, parks, and docks will conjure up historical events dating from the time of the Vikings on through the Easter Rebellion. On the other hand, if the latest in fashion, top restaurants, or club Dj's is more your thing, Dublin offers that and more. Spend some time to get to know the city, its side streets, and suburbs like Howth, Dalkey, or Malahide. Catch a play, watch a hurling match, and spend time talking to people in the pubs. And if Dublin is not enough, there are excellent bus and rail links to other parts of the country as well as to Continental Europe and Britain by ferry or inexpensive student flights. Whatever you choose to do, spending a semester or year in Dublin will not disappoint.
Region and Population
Dublin in the capital and most populated city in Ireland. Located on the East coast of the country and divided by the peaceful Liffey River which flows through the center of town, Dublin has a popluation of about 1,200,000.
The climate of Dublin is similar to the rest of Ireland and is mild.