The city’s rich history can be seen on practically every street, from the Viking foundations a thousand years ago to the Rising and the War of Independence in the early 1900s.
The sidewalks and alleys overflow with Dubliners and visitors alike, colourfully discussing art, politics, business, sport to the everpresent backdrop of music spilling from foggy pub doors, laughing, painting in a lively, bubbly, interesting city that seem to have been built for young academia and fun.
It has an incredible literary and academic reputation and is a thriving, effervescent capital with thousands of traditional and contemporary pubs, restaurants, clubs, museums, galleries, sports stadia, theatres, music venues and nightclubs.
Would you like to learn some more interesting facts about Dublin? Go ahead!
- Dublin has a rich and thriving art scene. Music is EVERYWHERE in Dublin, from unplanned traditional musical sessions in pubs to some of the biggest acts in the world in the city’s stadia.
- 50% of Dublin’s residents are under-25 years of age. No wonder it’s such a party town.
- 10 million pints of Guinness are produced in Dublin EVERY DAY.
- Dublin boasts no less than FOUR Nobel Prize for Literature – that’s more than any other city in the world – William Butler Yeats, George Bernard Shaw, Samuel Beckett and Seamus Heaney. However two of their most famous writers were not winners: James Joyce and Oscar Wilde.
- Bram Stoker wrote Dracula here and the name comes from the Irish words “Droch Ola” which means bad blood.
- Dublin has more gyms and sports clubs than almost every other European city.
- Dublin was designated a UNESCO City of Literature in 2010 in “recognition of its cultural profile and international standing as a city of literary excellence”. It is one of four cities in the world with the UNESCO City of Literature designation.
- Famous Hollywood actors from Dublin include Maureen O’Hara, Brendan Gleeson, Gabriel Byrne and Colin Farrell.
If you like the city and the Irish culture you should consider studying abroad in Dublin, as there are excellent schools and programmes based in this city. Ideally located is Independent College Dublin, on Dawson Street, just one block from the city’s main thoroughfare, Grafton Street. You cannot get closer to the heart of this amazing city than this!
Their BA (Hons) in Business Studies will give you a comprehensive education that will give you a real understanding of modern business theories, functions, challenges and opportunities. And as an honours degree you can specialise in marketing, accounting and finance or in Management & HR. There are students from 20 different countries studying at Independent College Dublin, so you won’t feel out of place!
Would you like to learn more about this program? Fill the form below and meet the university staff during the online informative session on the 12th of May. Register now![wufoo username=”web2present” formhash=”x8sspv037z520″ autoresize=”true” height=”484″ header=”show” ssl=”true”]