Beau­ti­ful Dublin

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For this is­sue, Vo­ca­ble fo­cuses on the friendly city of Dublin. With its colour­ful fa­cades, ma­jes­tic Ge­or­gian ar­chi­tec­ture, and small tra­di­tional pub-filled side streets, the Ir­ish cap­i­tal is ut­terly charm­ing. It also boasts a range of im­pres­sive mon­u­ments and cul­tural trea­sures for vis­it­ing tourists.

Ire­land’s old­est univer­sity is in Dublin. Its fa­mous Trin­ity Col­lege houses the sub­lime Book of Kells, be­lieved to date back to the 9th cen­tury. Os­car Wilde, James Joyce and Sa­muel Beck­ett hail from this city; it was nom­i­nated, UN­ESCO City of Lit­er­a­ture in 2010. Dublin is also an ideal des­ti­na­tion for let­ting your hair down. In the evening, the fa­mous Tem­ple Bar area is a must for beer lovers (Guin­ness, of course!). The city comes alive with the sound of gui­tars and man­dolins from buskers and street en­ter­tain­ers.

The city has un­der­gone sig­nif­i­cant changes re­cently. From a long eco­nomic cri­sis that af­fected the whole of Ire­land, to its spec­tac­u­lar re­cov­ery in 2015, when it was able to shine in all its glory. The “Sil­i­con Docks”, a kind of Euro­pean ver­sion of Sil­i­con Val­ley, cur­rently at­tracts the big­gest in­ter­na­tional cor­po­ra­tions. The Ir­ish cap­i­tal has also di­ver­si­fied and is en­joy­ing a re­nais­sance of its own. Nearly 30% of the pop­u­la­tion is aged be­tween 20-34, and more than 20% of Dublin­ers were born abroad. Per­pet­u­ally evolv­ing, Dublin, like its ar­chi­tec­ture, os­cil­lates be­tween tra­di­tional and modern. One thing is al­ways on of­fer, the good hu­mour of its res­i­dents.

Happy Read­ing!

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