Dublin is the capital city of Ireland and is officially known in the Irish language as Baile Átha Cliath (pronounced Ballya – Aha – Clia) which in translation (Dublin) Dubh Linn means “black pool”. The city was originally founded as a Viking settlement in the 8th century and has gone through many transitions over the centuries. It currently is one of Europe’s major cities for industry and sciences and Dublin had the prestigious honour of being the European City of Science in 2012. Though the city has a rich historical past, it is the youth and vibrancy of the capital of Ireland that offers so much to its visiting delegates.
Within Dublin, there are many sights to see while exploring the city by foot. With its museums, galleries, shops, restaurants and bars, Dublin offers each visitor options to suit their needs.