Population: 1.2 million
Language: English and Irish Gaelic
Time Zone: GMT
Dublin’s climate is fairly mild, with temperatures in both summer and winter rarely reaching extremes. Dublin’s hottest months are July and August where the average temperature is between 15 and 20°C (59°F - 68°F). During winter (December – February) the temperature can drop to 4°F and usually stays around that point. An umbrella will come in useful year-round as the rainfall in Dublin tends to be fairly unpredictable!
- Dublin's O'Connell Bridge across the River Liffey is said to be the only bridge in Europe that has the same width as its length.
- Ten million glasses of Dublin’s famous Guinness stout are produced daily all over the world.
- An estimated 50% of the city’s residents are under 25 years of age.
- Dublin’s oldest pub is called the Brazen Head and was built in 1198.
- Dublin actually has two completely different names: Baile Atha Cliath meaning ‘Ford of the Reed Hurdles’ and Dubh Linn, which in Irish Gaelic means ‘Black Pool’ and refers to a lake used by the Vikings to moor their trade ships.