Dublin, Ireland

Dublin is the capital of and largest city in Ireland. Dublin is in the province of Leinster on the east coast of Ireland, at the mouth of the River Liffey and bordered on the south by the Wicklow Mountains.

The area of Dublin Bay has been inhabited by humans since prehistoric times, but the writings of Ptolemy (the Greco-Roman astronomer and cartographer) in about AD 140 provide possibly the earliest reference to a settlement there. He called it Eblana polis. Dublin celebrated its ‘official’ millennium in 1988, meaning the Irish government recognised 988 as the year in which the city was settled and that this first settlement would later become the city of Dublin.

The city expanded rapidly from the 17th century and was briefly the second largest city in the British Empire before the Acts of Union in 1800, a law by which the current United Kingdom was created. Following the partition of Ireland in 1922, Dublin became the capital of the Irish Free State, later renamed Ireland.

Below are some photos made during a visit to this city in may 2018. Historical buildings, university and more. Click on a miniature-photo to enlarge it, then navigate using the arrows left/right of the photo or use the cursor keys on your keyboard.