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CURIOSITIES ABOUT DUBLIN
– The name Dublin comes from Gaelic ‘dubh linn’ which translates to “black pool”. The modern name of the city – Baile Áth Cliath – means “town of the ford of the hurdles”, because the four main routes of Ireland converged in a crossing point made of barriers of interlaced seedlings over the low tide of the River Liffey;
– In Dublin are more than 750 pubs, and the oldest is The Brazen Head, founded in 1198;
– Dublin is the city that many technology giants, such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and others, have chosen to open their offices. These companies are next to the Grand Canal Dock area, also known as “Silicon Docks”;
– Dublin was designated UNESCO City of Literature in 2010 in recognition of its cultural profile and international standing as a city of literary excellence;
– The Guinness Storehouse in Dublin is Ireland’s number one attraction for international visitors, with more than 1.7 million visitors passing through its doors in 2018;
– Dublin’s O’Connell Bridge is considered to be the only bridge on the European continent that has the same width as its length;
– The Central Bureau of Statistics expects the Dublin Region to reach a population of 2.1 million by 2020, and the city of Dublin will have a population of 610,000.
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