Image 1 of 1
DSCN4551a2.jpg
Welcome to Dublin..Céad Míle Fáilte ? A hundred thousand welcomes to Ireland?s capital city, steeped in history and buzzing with youthful energy. Medieval, Georgian and modern architecture provide a backdrop to a friendly bustling port where the cosmopolitan and charming meet in a delightful diversity that is Dublin.....Dublin is a delight to explore and very easy to navigate on foot. Dublin?s attractions are many, from castles, museums and art galleries to the lively spirit of Temple Bar. We hope that while you are exploring Dublin with your handy pocket map you will also experience some of the vibrancy and excitement which make Dublin a city to remember.....GENERAL INFORMATION..Location..Ireland is an island that lies in North West Europe, separated from Britain by the Irish Sea. Dublin is the capital of the Republic of Ireland and is Ireland?s largest city. It is located on the east coast of Ireland, overlooking Dublin Bay. The Liffey is the..main river running through the city. Dublin City is surrounded by the greater Dublin area..or Dublin County where the visitor can find an abundance of picturesque seaside villages, rolling mountains and rural hinterland and all within half an hour of the city centre!....Population..The population of Dublin City and County area is approximately 1.1 million.....Climate..Dublin?s climate is mild and very changeable so come prepared for all seasons!..Winter temperatures average 4-7 degrees celsius (39-44 degrees fahrenheit) and in summer between 16*C-20C*(60*F-67F). There are about 18 hours of daylight daily during July and August, only getting truly dark after 11 p.m.....Language..English is the spoken language through Ireland but with it?s own Irish flavour and lilt! Irish..(or Gaelic) is the original native language of Ireland...Place names and signage are usually in both languages. (excerpt from the official tourism site: ..http://www.visitdublin.com/general/