The Colourful History of Dublin
An original Viking settlement, Dublin is the capital of Ireland and the most heavily populated city in the country. Located at the mouth of the River Liffey, Dublin is in the middle of the east coast of Ireland. It encompasses approximately 44 square miles and is surrounded amongst mountain ranges and farmlands.
After the founding of Dublin by the Vikings in the 9th century, it soon evolved into becoming the Kingdom of Dublin, the main city on the island after the Norman invasion. It continued to grow and prosper through many civil conflicts into the fifth largest European city. After the Act of Union of 1800, the economy slowed for decades on the island of Ireland; however, Dublin remained stable and became the new parliament in 1922. Dublin then became the capital of the Republic of Ireland. Listed in the Globalization and World Cities Research Network, Dublin now ranks as one of the top 30 cities in the world.
Dublin Attracts Thousands of Visitors Annually
Dublin is a must-see destination for people from across the globe. Tourists have an endless choice of activities and sights to see in Dublin. Dublin is the centre point in the country for art, culture, shopping and entertainment. Nightlife is a main attraction in Dublin starting with Temple Bar. Temple Bar is located in downtown Dublin and consists of many high-end stores, restaurants and endless pubs. Exploring the green hills and gorgeous landscape of Ireland during the day along with shopping and dining is a standard practice but when the sun goes down, the partiers come out. Anyone going to Dublin must participate in the pub crawls, dance to the Irish music and have a wonderful time.
The Perfect Destination for Groups and Meeting Conferences
In recent years, Dublin has attracted many conventions, meetings, conferences and groups. The city offers many locations with full-service conference facilities along with several hotels suited to accommodate corporate groups and meeting events.
One of the most popular hotels for business travellers and conference attendees is the Gresham Hotel in central Dublin. The Gresham offers over 280 rooms, food and beverage, free Wi-Fi and a modern and high-tech fitness centre, in addition to many other up-scale services and amenities.
Minutes from the main shopping areas, Temple Bar, the Connolly train station and other famous sites, the Gresham Hotel presents the best choice for leisure or business travellers staying in Dublin.
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