Making your Dublin campervan hire simple with Compare & Choose. In the lovely city of Dublin, it is not only the capital, but the largest city in Ireland. Located right at the opening of the River Liffey, and in the province of Leinster on the Irish east coast. The population of the city of Dublin is just over 527,000, and the city is around 115 square kilometres.
The city was originally a Viking settlement, but then became the principal city following an invasion by the Normans. It was then from the 17th century that the city started expanding rapidly, and was actually the second biggest city in the British Empire prior of the Act of the Union in 1800. Then in 1922 it became the capital of the Irish Free State, and then the Republic of Ireland.
According to the Globalization and World Cities Research Network, Dublin is ranked as an alpha city, which subsequently places it in the top 30 cities in the world. Dublin is a contemporary and historical hub for the arts, education, administration and industry. Dublin also has a total of five sister cities which are Barcelona in Spain, Liverpool in the United Kingdom, San Jose and Emmetsburg in the United States and Beijing in China.
The Irish have long been associated as not only being a warm an endearing bunch, but for having a great sense of humour. The city is also home to some of the finest restaurant's in the world. It has one two star Michelin restaurant being Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud, and four single star restaurants being Chapter One, Bon Appetit, Thornton's Restaurant and L'Ecrivain.
Dublin as with most of the United Kingdom and Europe is littered with beautiful architecture in it's building. Some of the main tourist sight's include Kilmainham Goal, Phoenix Park, The Custom House, Aras an Uachtarain, the National Museum of Dublin, Dublin Castle, The Little Museum of Dublin, The Dublin Zoo, the National Wax Museum, Anna Livia, the Old Jameson Distillery, the Christ Church Cathedral, Farmleigh, the O2, the National Leprechaun Museum, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Malahide Castle, Bull Island, the Irish National Memorial Gardens, the People's Park in Dun Laoghaire and Ashtown Castle.