About Dublin City
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 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. 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, all within half an hour of the city centre.
Some interesting facts about tourism in Dublin:
Fact: In 2012 overseas visitor numbers stood at 3.6 million. Breakdown - Britain 30%; Mainland Europe 43%; USA 19%; Other 7%
Fact: In 2012 43% of all tourist spend in Ireland was in Dublin
Fact: The Guinness Storehouse was the most visited attraction in Ireland in 2012 with over 1million visits.
Fact: In 2012 Trip Advisor voted Dublin one of the Top 25 Destinations in the World, as well as in the Top Destinations in Europe as voted for by the public in the Traveller's Choice Awards.
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