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We can date the origins of humans in Dublin to as far back as 140 AD, when astronomer Ptolemy wrote about an ancient Irish settlement by the name of ‘Eblana’. Since then Dublin has been taken over by a number different settlements, from the Christian ecclesiastical ministers, to the Vikings who established a firm Norse influence over the land. Dublin was originally founded as a Norman Viking settlement as early as 841 and was originally called Dubh Linn, meaning black pool/pond. Much of the ancient structures and artifacts from them were uncovered from Wood Quay, located in the city centre.
Dublin was conquered by the Danes in the 9th century and witnessed upheaval and civil unrest for the next three centuries. This ended with the expulsion of the Danes from Dublin by King Henry II of England.  . By the late 1100’s, English occupation of Ireland had begun its course. After the Black Plague, in 1348, Ireland saw a comprehensive form of conquest from the English and were kept under the Tudor Dynasty, where Ireland grew enormously both in number and economy. Throughout the medieval period Dublin saw steady progress but it was in the 17th century when the Protestants from Europe (about 9,000 of them or more) moved to Dublin that led to the evolution of Dublin.
The centuries of friction between the Protestants and Catholics (mainly the English and the Irish) led to the Catholic Emancipation in the late 18th and early 19th century. Daniel O'Connell became the first catholic mayor of Dublin in 150 years. Although by the 19th century the population of Dublin grew to a great extent, its poverty and unemployment level was also on a steep rise. Dublin saw one of the worst labour disputes in the whole of the United Kingdom, in 1913 and left hundreds of people unemployed, starving and dead. By 1916, Irish militants saw a rise in the number of people willing to fight against the British oppressors. The Irish War of Independence took place between 1919 and 1921. Irish finally won their independence in 1922 and Dublin has come a long way since then. The war ended with a truce, but left Ireland fighting within itself with a number of civil wars and emergencies, leaving the city troubled for much of its years throughout the 1960’s-80’s. Since then, Dublin has come a long way in reshaping its path and growing to be one of the most popular cities in Europe, and in 2002 was voted to be the best capital city in Europe to live in.



Transportation/Getting Around

The DART suburban rail follows a route along the coast. It is advisable to check the DART timetable ...
Care for hire
Visitors are able to rent a car for their own driving convenience around the city. By producing a ...
Driving Tips
The minimum age of driving in Ireland (obviously with a full UK license) is 17 for cars. Speed ...
From the Dublin Airport
The airport is located about 10 miles from the main city centre and can easily be reached by hiring ...
If its your first time in the city and you don’t know your way around, the best way to get around ...
The bus service operates from 6 am to 11:30 pm on weekdays. There are buses, Nitelink, that operate ...