“When I die Dublin will be written on my heart” –James Joyce
This weekend, current UCEAP students studying in England, Scotland and Ireland will travel to Dublin for the annual UCEAP UK/Ireland Thanksgiving Celebration. So what makes the Republic of Ireland’s capital the magical, mystical, vibrant fair city it has become?
Situated on the east side of the country in Ireland’s province of Leinster, Dublin is the largest city within the Republic, serving as home to over half a million people. With a past that includes literary greats such as James Joyce and Oscar Wilde, the city bursts with history and tradition. Yet, if you take a wander throughout the bustling city centre, you’ll find that Dublin really knows how to create a vibe that perfectly mixes its rich history and traditions with a contemporary excitement and cheerful energy that only the Irish know how to do.
Whether exploring the Temple Bar district and the array of live music and street performers on every corner, strolling down Grafton Street for some afternoon shopping, or wandering a bit outside of the city centre and experiencing the breath-taking Irish landscape and architecture, Dublin City has a personality that is sure to win your heart!
Interested in learning more about Dublin’s fair city? Click here for 10 interesting facts about the Emerald Isle’s capital!