Dublin is the capital city of Ireland. Dublin is in the province of Leinster on Ireland's east coast, at the entrance of River Liffey. Dublin city has expanded promptly from 17th century and was the second biggest city in the British Empire. After the separation of Ireland in 1922, Dublin became the capital of the Irish Free State, and it was renamed as Ireland. The city is listed by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network as a global city which places amongst the top thirty cities in the world. It is a historical and contemporary centre for education, administration, the arts, economy and industry.
Dublin has always been the cultural centre of Ireland and one of the significant places in Europe in cultural aspect. Theatres, cinemas and cultural centres present the latest achievements of world artists to locals and tourists. Because of the immigrants from all over the world in the last few decades, Irish culture has acquired a multicultural atmosphere. The multicultural aspects makes Dublin a melting pot of nations and a prosperous cultural centre.
Dublin also has a lot to offer to art and history. A number of magnificent buildings and ensembles, above all cathedrals and government buildings, witness the grandeur of the Georgian epoch. The world-famous Irish castles, museums, churches provide the visitor with a valuable insight into the history of the nation with its secrets and mysteries. When talking about culture and Dublin, we should definitely consider the literature. This city gave birth to the most recognized writers of all times. Another element from the cultural life in Dublin is the theatre. The central part of the capital also abounds in well-known theatres, such as the Gaiety, the Abbey, the Olympia and the Gate.
Irish cuisine is the style of cooking that originated from Ireland, or was developed by the Irish people predominantly by both the English and Irish. The cuisine is founded upon the crops and animals farmed in its temperate climate. Dublin is the country's economic hub. Dublin is also the focal point of media and culture in the country. Ireland's transportation network and Dublin Port is responsible for Ireland's import and export trade. Dublin is home to a number of multinational corporations, including different sectors such as information technology, digital media, financial services and the pharmaceutical industry. Other sources of employment include tourism and retail. As of 2013, the tourism sector was reputedly worth approximately of €1.4 billion to the economy of Dublin.
Dublin have many tourist attractions like Guinness Storehouse, Kilmainham Gaol, Trinity College Dublin, Phoenix Park, National Gallery of Ireland, Leinster House, Croke Park, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin Castle, Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton Street, St. Stephens Green, The Little Museum of Dublin, Kildare Street Museums and Houses of Parliament, Merrion Square, The James Joyce Centre, National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts and History (Collins Barracks), Phoenix Park and Dublin Zoo, Dalkey/Killiney, Irish Whiskey Museum, Irish-Jewish Museum, Fitzwilliam Square, Henrietta Street, Strawberry Beds, War Memorial Gardens, Bank of Ireland, Charles Stewart Parnell Statue, Oliver Goldsmith Statue, Samuel Beckett Bridge, Patrick Kavanagh Statue, Garda Síochána Headquarters, Old Jameson Distillery, Jeanie Johnston, Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Whitefriars Street Carmelite Church, Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA) Gallagher Gallery, Iveagh Gardens, Ha'penny Bridge, Science Gallery, Icon Factory, Marlay House & Park, Wolfe Tone Monument, Provost's House, Garden for the Blind Dublin, Dublin Writers Museum, St Mary’s Abbey, St Werburgh's Church, National Leprechaun Museum, National Botanic Gardens, Belvedere House, National Wax Museum Plus, Pearse Museum, Oscar Wilde Statue, Wellington Monument, Garden of Remembrance, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Contemporary Music Centre, National Photographic Archive, Irish Writers Centre and many more.