Dublin is the biggest city in Ireland and it is also the most well-known part of the nation. Dublin is a hotspot for tourism for its rich history and variety of things to do and see. Those who love zoos and museums will find things to do in Dublin and so will people who are interested in shopping and dining.
Dublin was originally founded as a Viking settlement and it rapidly expanded in the 17th century. In 1800, Dublin entered a bleak period of stagnation, partly because the entire country of Ireland was facing difficult times in the 19th century. In 1922, when Ireland officially gained its freedom from England, Dublin became the capital of the Irish Free State.
Dublin is located in the province of Leinster on the east coast of Ireland. At present it is estimated that about 525,383 people reside in Dublin and millions of tourists come to the city each year. Below is a list of five places to go in Dublin.