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Finnstown Castle Hotel
Newcastle Road, Lucan, Co. Dublin
Hotel: +353 (0)1 601 0700  

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About Dublin, Ireland

Dublin, Ireland is considered to be Europe's "Number One Party Destination" and a city with busy weekends can make still feel like Daytona Beach during Spring Break. Dublin is full of attractions so you will have to pick. Physical Area of the city covers a land area of 115 square kilometres. Geographically the city is sited on the estuary of the River Liffey. Cheap air travel and a hedonistic image fostered by the tourism industry attract crowds of young Europeans that brave the Dublin weather and prices. Dublin can be visited throughout the year. The annual St. Patrick Festival draws huge crowd and said as tourist season. River empties into Dublin Bay which opens onto the Irish Sea. To the south, Dublin is bordered by a low mountain range. The surrounding counties to the north and west of Dublin are surrounded by flat farmland. Population in Greater Dublin Area: 1.66 million Area administered by Dublin City Council: 506,211.Ireland’s beautiful, lively capital is friendly for a large city. It’s a place of decadence, revelry, and it packs quite the alcohol-soaked punch if you plan to spend it drinking in the world-renowned city pubs. In fact, the city boasts a rich music, art, culture, and literary history that is still alive today. Dublin was founded by Vikings, who settled in what they called the “Norse Kingdom of Dublin” in the 9th century. Major part of the city covers a land area of 44.5 square miles. Dublin’s famous Trinity College boasts many celebrated graduates—including Oscar Wilde, Jonathan Swift, and Bram Stoker (who wrote Dracula). Dublin has the youngest population in all of Europe. Approximately 50-percent of the population is less than 25-years of age. Whereas Ireland’s National Treasure is “The Book of Kells”, a sacred manuscript, which consists of the Four Gospels of the New Testament. The beautiful, gold book was made by Celtic Monks around 800 AD, and today lies in the Trinity College Library.

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