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County Dublin is the most popular county in Ireland. It bears a population of 1,187,176 as per the 2006 census and is considered as the most populous county in the country. It is one of the first counties of Ireland that was formally structured by King John of England in the late 12th century. It is one of the 32 counties of Ireland and located on the east coast of Ireland in Leinster province, adjoining the Irish Sea. It is surrounded by Meath on the north, Irish Sea.on the east, Wicklow on the south, Meath and Kildare on the west.

County Dublin was dissolved in 1994 and the area was divided into Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, South Dublin and Fingal, which are the modern administrative counties. These areas constitute the Dublin region and come under Dublin Regional Authority remit. The county dissolved from a political-administrative standpoint and its administration has been split. County Dublin has a golden history and is a wonderful chronological city. Its streets, walls, buildings, museum and gardens reflect its glorious past.

Dublin, the capital city of Ireland is officially known as Baile Atha Cliath in Irish The English name ‘Dublin’ originates from Dubh Linn meaning ‘black pool’ in Irish Originally it was founded as a Viking settlement. Later it turned into the island’s primary city after the Norman invasion and got transformed into the Kingdom of Dublin. It is ranked 23rd in the Global Financial Centres Index at present and has one of the fastest growing population compared to any European capital city. It is listed as a global city with an Alpha ranking by the GaWC.

Today Dublin is recognised as one of the top tourist destinations in the world. Every year thousands of travellers and tourist visit this place. The principal towns in the county are namely- Balbriggan, Skerries and Dun Laoghaire. These towns are attached to the county for various administrative purposes. County Dublin is linked by ship services with Belfast and Cork in Ireland. It is also linked with other ports in France, England and Scotland. Railroads in Dublin offer better communications with important places in Ireland.

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Towns

Swords
Swords formed in 560AD, the county town of Fingal, County Dublin as of 1994 after Dublin County Councils breakup is loca…read on
Skerries
Skerries, located on the eastern coast of Ireland, derives its name from Norse word Skere which means small coastal is…read on
Rush
Rush is a diminutive town, situated on the east coast of Ireland. Located just 27 km away from County Dublin, Rush can b…read on
Portmarnock
Portmarnock, a beautiful town in the outskirts of County Dublin is located between Malahide and Baldoyle. The name of…read on
Malahide
Located in County Dublin, Malahide is a coastal suburban town that derives its modern name from “Mullach Íde”, meanin…read on
Lusk
Lusk is small village in County Dublin, which is located on the east coast of Ireland in the province of Leinster. The v…read on
Dublin City
Dublin City is the most important city of Ireland and also the capital city. In Irish it is officially known as Baile Á…read on
Donabate
Located 20 km north-east of County Dublin, Donabate is a suburban coastal town. The town is situated on a peninsula that…read on
Balbriggan
Balbriggan is a beautiful sea-side town situated 32km away to the north of Dublin City Centre which is in North County…read on

MuseumsGolf

Howth Golf Club
Established in 1916 and designed by well-known golf architect James Braid, the 18 hole Howth Golf Club is situated at …read on

Gardens

Rathmichael Lodge
The old world charm of Rathmichael Lodge is so deeply impressive that it will transport one to a different time period. …read on
Dillon Garden
The Dillon Garden is located outside a private house in Ranelagh which is on the outskirts of Dublin. The garden attract…read on

Castles

Clontarf Castle
Now turned into a hotel with the most modern amenities, Clontarf Castle has always been a much-admired place in Irelan…read on
Bremore Castle
Bremore Castle is a large tower house located north of Balbriggan, County Dublin. Estimated to have been built in the 14…read on

Art-galleries

Neptune Gallery
One of the smallest galleries of Dublin, Neptune Gallery is located in the South William Street in the Dublin City of Co…read on
Framework Gallery
Framework Gallery is one of the popular tourist destinations in the County Dublin. There are two workshops located on si…read on
Eblana Gallery
Eblana Gallery is a contemporary art gallery situated in Dublin City Centre. The gallery has a magnanimous collection of…read on
Douglas Hyde Gallery
Douglas Hyde Gallery, named after the first President of Ireland, is a contemporary art gallery funded by public money. …read on

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