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Dublin, Ireland

City at the mouth of the Liffey River, on Dublin Bay, an inlet of the Irish Sea. The city occupies a generally flat site, which is bisected in an eastern and western direction by the Liffey. The river is spanned by ten bridges.

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Predominantly a commercial city, Dublin is also the principal port and trading center of Ireland.

Capital, county borough, and seaport of the Republic of Ireland, county town of county Dublin, in Leinster Province.

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During the 1990s Dublin enjoyed an economic boom and continues to grow, attracting new companies, particularly in the high-tech sector, reversing the emigration trend. With this has come a rapid growth and expansion of the city itself with new hotels, restaurants, bars and entertainment venues creating a dynamic, lively centre. There’s also a strong cultural and literary dimension to this small city that has produced noted writers such as George Bernard Shaw, WB Yeats, James Joyce and Sean O’Casey. The arts are well represented in Dublin with an excellent selection of theatres, galleries, studios and music venues. Dubliners themselves are a friendly, outgoing people with a relaxed attitude and a great capacity to enjoy life. There’s no shortage of places to relax: Dublin is well-known for its many pubs (often with a literary tradition), where you can try the famous black stout and maybe listen to some traditional Celtic music.

Population (1991, greater city) 915,516.

Chief industrial establishments include breweries, distilleries, and plants producing electrical and electronic equipment, footwear, glass, pharmaceuticals, and processed foods. Some shipbuilding is carried on, and a number of foundries and automobile assembly plants are located here. Livestock, agricultural products, and local industrial manufactures constitute the principal exports.

Many of Dublin's historic edifices are in the old section of the city, south of the Liffey. Dublin Castle, the nucleus around which the modern town developed, formerly housed the offices of the British viceroy of Ireland. Most of this structure, which occupies a ridge overlooking the river, was completed in the 16th century and later, but parts of it date from early in the 13th century.

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Except in its southwestern portion, where the streets are narrow and crooked, Dublin is well laid out, with broad avenues and spacious squares. These are especially numerous in the southeastern and northeastern quarters, which also contain many stately old mansions.

Circular Drive, a boulevard about 14 km (about 9 mi) long, extends along what was the periphery of the city at the end of the 19th century. Since then, the city limits have been considerably extended.

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The port area, confined to the lower reaches of the Liffey, has quays and basins open to larger vessels. Two canals, the Royal (154 km/96 mi) and the Grand (335 km/208 mi), provide connections between the port area and the northern and southern branches of the Shannon River.

The city is linked by ship services with Cork, Ireland; Belfast, Northern Ireland; and various ports in England, Scotland, and France. It is also served by railroads that provide connections with important points in Ireland

The first known settlement on the site of Dublin was called Eblana, a name found in the writings of the 2nd-century Alexandrian geographer Ptolemy.

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