The area where Dublin is located has been inhabited since prehistoric times, and there are mentions of a settlement here as early as 140 AD, although the officially recognized year of its establishment was 988 AD. The Irish Capital has now become one of the most well-known cities in Europe, and is home to nearly 2 million people.
Dublin is situated in the province of Leinster, at the mouth of the river Liffey. It had expanded very rapidly during the 17th century, and for a brief time, it was even the second largest city in the British Empire. Today, Dublin is considered a “global city,” as established by the Globalization and World Research Network, and it has a ranking of Alpha, which places it among the top 30 most important cities in the world.
Dublin’s rich cultural and historical heritage makes it a true gold mine for historians and archaeologists. Also, the city is a contemporary center for education, economy, industry and the arts.