About Dublin

Céad Míle Fáilte - A hundred thousand welcomes to Ireland’s capital city, steeped in history and buzzing with youthful energy. Medieval, Georgian and modern architecture provide a backdrop to a friendly bustling port where the cosmopolitan and charming meet in a delightful diversity that is Dublin.

Dublin is the capital of the Republic of Ireland and is Ireland’s largest city. It is located on the east coast of Ireland, overlooking Dublin Bay. Dublin City is surrounded by the greater Dublin area or Dublin County where the visitor can find an abundance of picturesque seaside villages, rolling mountains and rural hinterland, all within half an hour of the city centre.


Physical area

The city covers a land area of 115 square kilometres.


The city is sited on the estuary of the River Liffey. This river empties into Dublin Bay which opens onto the Irish Sea.

To the south, Dublin is bordered by a low mountain range.

The surrounding counties to the north and west of Dublin are surrounded by flat farmland.


Average summer temperatures: 16C to 20C / 61F to 68F
Average winter temperatures: 4C to 7C / 39F to 45F
Average annual rainfall: 840 mm / 33 inches

Population (2006)

Greater Dublin Area: 1.66 million
Area administered by Dublin City Council: 506,211


Download maps of Dublin in PDF.

Dublin City Attractions and Area Map

Dublic City Street Map

O'Connell Street to St.Stephens Green Map

Temple Bar, Dublin's Hippest City Centre Area Map

Dublin Docklands Area

Glimpse of Dublin



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