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Dublin is not only the capital of Ireland but also Ireland’s largest city. Dublin is a city situated on the east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey, lying within the province of Leinster. Dublin is surrounded and bordered by a part of the Wicklow Mountain range called the Dublin Mountains. Dublin is divided into the Dublin Urban Area, Dublin Region (formerly County Dublin), and Greater Dublin Area.
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Key Facts & Information
- The River Liffey is a river that flows to the center of Dublin.
- The River Liffey has three major tributaries (sub-streams that flow into a parent river): the River Dodder, the River Poddle, and the River Camac.
- Leinster is the province of Ireland in which Dublin is located.
- Leinster is situated in the east of Ireland.
- This province comprises the ancient Kingdoms of Meath, Leinster, and Osraige.
- These ancient kingdoms, Leinster and Meath gradually merged during the 12th-century Norman invasion of Ireland.
- The Wicklow Mountains form the largest continuous upland area in the Republic of Ireland. Also known as Cuala.
- The mountains border into the counties of Dublin, Wexford, and Carlow.
- The Wicklow mountains extend into County Dublin and locally known as the Dublin Mountains.
DIVISIONS AND POPULATION
- The urban area of Dublin has a population of 1,173,179.
- County Dublin or Dublin Region is one of the thirty-two traditional counties of Ireland.
- Since 1994, Dublin County is an administrative county covering the whole county outside of the Dublin City Council.
- In 1994, the Dublin City Council was abolished, and the Dublin Region was further divided into three significant counties in which new administrative county councils were established.
- Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown is a county named after the borough Dún Laoghaire and barony of Rathdown, administered by Rathdown County Council.
- Fingal is a county whose name translates to “foreign tribe.” The named is derived from Scandinavian foreigners that settled the area — administered by Fingal County Council.
- South Dublin is a county in Dublin which is a successor of the County Dublin from which its name is derived.
- South Dublin County Council is the local authority for the county.
- As of 2016, County Dublin has a population of 1,347,359.
THE GREATER DUBLIN AREA
- The Greater Dublin Area comprises the Dublin City, County Dublin, and three additional counties:
- County Meath is a county which is named after the historic Kingdom of Meath, from Midhe meaning “middle” or center, administered by Meath County Council.
- County Kildare is a county located in the Mid-east region, named after the town of Kildare, administered by the Kildare County Council.
- County Wicklow was the last from the 32 traditional counties to be formed as late as 1606, a part of the Mid-East Region. It is named after the town of Wicklow which means “Viking’s Meadow.” Wicklow County Council is its local authority.
- The population of the Greater Dublin Area is 1,904,806.
- Dublin was established by the Gaels in 7th Century AD.
- However, archaeologists are debating about the exact place where Dublin was established.
- The Gaels are an ethnolinguistic group, sharing similar or related languages native to northwestern Europe associated with the Gaelic Languages: a branch of Celtic languages including Irish, Manx, and Scottish.
- Later on, Dublin became a settlement of Vikings.
- In the 9th Century, the Kingdom of Dublin was established.
- The Kingdom of Dublin became Ireland’s main settlement during the Norman Invasion in the 12th Century.
- Dublin city quickly expanded from the 17th Century.
- For a short time, it was the second-largest city in the British Empire.
- Dublin became the capital of the Irish Free State (now Ireland) in 1922 following the Partition of Ireland.
- The Partition of Ireland took effect on May 3, 1921, under the Government of Ireland Act 1920.
- This act aims to divide Ireland into two jurisdictions or self-governing territories.
- The partition resulted in the places we know today as the United Kingdom and Ireland itself, sometimes called the Republic of Ireland.
- Dublin made it into the top thirty cities in the world.
- In 2018, Dublin was listed by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network (GaWC) as a global city with a ranking of “Alpha.”
- The Dublin Castle was built as the first primary defensive work, as ordered by King John of England in 1204.
- The stainless steel Spire of Dublin, officially titled as the “Monument of Light,” is one of Dublin’s newest monuments. It is located on O’Connell Street where it meets Henry Street and North Earl Street.
- The old library of Trinity College Dublin has the Book of Kells, an illustrated manuscript made by Irish monks from 800 AD.
- Dublin is also known for its pretty bridges: Ha’penny Bridge, Rosie Hackett Bridge, Samuel Beckett Bridge, Mellows Bridge, O’Connell Bridge, and Millennium Bridge.
This is a fantastic bundle which includes everything you need to know about Dublin Beach across 23 in-depth pages. These are ready-to-use Dublin worksheets that are perfect for teaching students about the Dublin which is not only the capital of Ireland but also Ireland’s largest city. Dublin is a city situated on the east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey, lying within the province of Leinster. Dublin is surrounded and bordered by a part of the Wicklow Mountain range called the Dublin Mountains. Dublin is divided into the Dublin Urban Area, Dublin Region (formerly County Dublin), and Greater Dublin Area.
Complete List Of Included Worksheets
- Dublin, Ireland Facts
- Mapping Ireland
- Did That Happen?
- Cities of Ireland
- Dubliner and Proud
- Landmark or Lost
- Irish Symbols
- Dublin Crossword
- Uniquely Dublin
- St. Paddy’s Day
- I Love Dublin
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