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County Dublin Information

County Dublin, located on the East coast of Ireland is surrounded by Meath, Kildare and Wicklow to the West, and is fronted by the Irish Sea. Over one third of the population of Ireland now lives in County Dublin, and Dublin City (The Capital City of Ireland) is constantly expanding. The massive population increases in County Dublin have made housing prices more expensive.

The history of Dublin City starts with Dubh Linn (Black Pool) and the Vikings in 888. Dublin became part of the Pale in 1014 after Brian Boru won the Battle of Clontarf. Although it was part of the Pale, Dublin has always remained stubbornly Irish, and was the site of the 1916 rising, evidence of which is now clearly seen to the keen observer on O'Connell Street today.

Other Points of Interest

- The dominant architecture style of Dublin is Georgian, and many townhouses built during the occupation of England still remain
- After the 1916 rising buildings were constructed using other styles of architecture, particularly in the style of Chicago.
- Until recently the demolition of Georgian architecture was rampant, but now attitudes have changed, and the old Georgian buildings are now being incorporated into the design of new buildings.

Estimated Population & Land Area.

The estimated population of Dublin is 1,500,000. The Land area of Dublin is 445 sq miles.

Major Towns

- Balbriggan
- Skerries
- Swords
- Castleknock
- Lucan
- Clondalkin
- Tallaght

For more information about County Dublin, please do not hesitate to contact e Car Rental in Ireland by email or see our Tourism Information page about Towns, Cities and Counties of Ireland.