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Dublin's [[Irish]] name is ''Baile Atha Cliath'' which translates to 'Town of the Hurdle Ford' and the city lies on the [[River Liffey]], though its 'English' name also has Gaelic origins: ''Dubh Linn'', or 'dark pool'.
 
Dublin's [[Irish]] name is ''Baile Atha Cliath'' which translates to 'Town of the Hurdle Ford' and the city lies on the [[River Liffey]], though its 'English' name also has Gaelic origins: ''Dubh Linn'', or 'dark pool'.
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=== Historu of Dublin ===
  
 
Dublin was founded by a [[Viking]] captain, Thorgisl, who came south from the Viking base base on the [[River Shannon]] during 939-42 and built a "loughport". He called it Dubh Linn. The traditional date for the founding of the settlement is 941.
 
Dublin was founded by a [[Viking]] captain, Thorgisl, who came south from the Viking base base on the [[River Shannon]] during 939-42 and built a "loughport". He called it Dubh Linn. The traditional date for the founding of the settlement is 941.
  
 
Dublin was conquered by Norman invaders from England in 1170 (although Norman commercial and cultural influence had been growing in Dublin for many decades) and it became headquarters of the chief among the Norman nobles, Hugh de Lacy; in 1204 [[King John]] began construction of [[Dublin Castle]] and in 1213 St Patrick's church was raised to [[cathedral]] status, in rivalry with the monastic Christ Church cathedral founded c.1028. Medieval Dublin peaked in prestige, commercial prosperity and population i8n the thirteenth century; in ensuing centuries plague, war and the revival of native Irish power, leading to erosion of the Anglo-Norman-dominated [[Pale]]of Settlement saw its power and population diminish.  
 
Dublin was conquered by Norman invaders from England in 1170 (although Norman commercial and cultural influence had been growing in Dublin for many decades) and it became headquarters of the chief among the Norman nobles, Hugh de Lacy; in 1204 [[King John]] began construction of [[Dublin Castle]] and in 1213 St Patrick's church was raised to [[cathedral]] status, in rivalry with the monastic Christ Church cathedral founded c.1028. Medieval Dublin peaked in prestige, commercial prosperity and population i8n the thirteenth century; in ensuing centuries plague, war and the revival of native Irish power, leading to erosion of the Anglo-Norman-dominated [[Pale]]of Settlement saw its power and population diminish.  
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The Elizabethan conquest of Ireland and the Cromwellian reconquest in the 1640s and 50s established Dublin as the functioning capital of all Ireland and its major centre of trade and distributiuon. This led to major urban spatial and population growth, fuelled by immigration from the Irish countryside and from Brtain, France and the Netherlands. In the eighteenth century Dublin grew rapidly, acquiring its handsome Georgian terraces and squares as well as civic buildings such as the Four Courts, [[Trinity College]] (first founded in 1592) and the rebuilt Castle.
  
 
During the twentieth century Dublin saw serious violence during the [[Easter Rising]] of 1916, the Anglo-Irish [[War of Independence]] between 1919 and 1921, and the [[Irish Civil War]] of 1922-23. The city was also bombed in error by the [[Luftwaffe]] on 31 May 1941.
 
During the twentieth century Dublin saw serious violence during the [[Easter Rising]] of 1916, the Anglo-Irish [[War of Independence]] between 1919 and 1921, and the [[Irish Civil War]] of 1922-23. The city was also bombed in error by the [[Luftwaffe]] on 31 May 1941.

Revision as of 06:11, 19 May 2007

Dublin is the capital city of the Republic Of Ireland with a population of 505,739, and with a population of the Greater Dublin Region standing at 1,661,185 as of the 2006 census. Dublin is the largest city in the Republic of Ireland and in Ireland as a whole.

Dublin's Irish name is Baile Atha Cliath which translates to 'Town of the Hurdle Ford' and the city lies on the River Liffey, though its 'English' name also has Gaelic origins: Dubh Linn, or 'dark pool'.

Historu of Dublin

Dublin was founded by a Viking captain, Thorgisl, who came south from the Viking base base on the River Shannon during 939-42 and built a "loughport". He called it Dubh Linn. The traditional date for the founding of the settlement is 941.

Dublin was conquered by Norman invaders from England in 1170 (although Norman commercial and cultural influence had been growing in Dublin for many decades) and it became headquarters of the chief among the Norman nobles, Hugh de Lacy; in 1204 King John began construction of Dublin Castle and in 1213 St Patrick's church was raised to cathedral status, in rivalry with the monastic Christ Church cathedral founded c.1028. Medieval Dublin peaked in prestige, commercial prosperity and population i8n the thirteenth century; in ensuing centuries plague, war and the revival of native Irish power, leading to erosion of the Anglo-Norman-dominated Paleof Settlement saw its power and population diminish.

The Elizabethan conquest of Ireland and the Cromwellian reconquest in the 1640s and 50s established Dublin as the functioning capital of all Ireland and its major centre of trade and distributiuon. This led to major urban spatial and population growth, fuelled by immigration from the Irish countryside and from Brtain, France and the Netherlands. In the eighteenth century Dublin grew rapidly, acquiring its handsome Georgian terraces and squares as well as civic buildings such as the Four Courts, Trinity College (first founded in 1592) and the rebuilt Castle.

During the twentieth century Dublin saw serious violence during the Easter Rising of 1916, the Anglo-Irish War of Independence between 1919 and 1921, and the Irish Civil War of 1922-23. The city was also bombed in error by the Luftwaffe on 31 May 1941.


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