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  • General Information on Dublin

    The island of Ireland is the most westerly island in Europe, it is 450 km long and 300 km wide and is divided into the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Ireland enjoys a rich diversity of ethnic groups and cultures. English is spoken by everyone in Ireland and in some area’s Irish is spoken also.
    Dublin is Ireland’s capital city and was founded by the Vikings in 841. The city is steeped in history and buzzing with energy. Medieval, Georgian and modern architecture provide a backdrop to a friendly cosmopolitan city. Dublin is a thriving centre for culture and is home to a great musical and literary tradition, its native sons include Shaw, Yeats, Joyce, Wilde and Beckett. litterarum.

    The city’s attractions include castles, museums, art galleries, pubs and cafes. Within half an hour of the city are mountain walks, stately homes and gardens, numerous golf courses, sandy beaches and fishing villages. The city is very easy to navigate around with everything within walking distance of The Burlington Hotel which is the conference venue. A city map will be provided in your delegate pack to ensure you are familiar with the city.

    For those interested in seeing some of Dublin and Ireland best tourist attractions, please contact us at fsem2017@abbey.ie