If you’re planning to visit Europe, make sure to include Dublin in your itinerary. This city is one of the craziest places in Europe, since people know how to have some real fun. But before you pack your bag and head to this wonderful and charming city, you might want to know some interesting Dublin facts.
Dublin got its name from the Irish Dubh Linn, which literally means “black pool”. Dubh in Irish is pronounced as Dhuf or Dhuv. The name refers to the ancient treacle lake in Dublin.
In Modern Irish, the common name for Dublin is Baile Átha Cliath, which means “town of the hurdled ford”.
Thank geography or Saint Patrick, but it is believed that there are no snakes in Dublin. Well, try to see it for yourself when you get there.
This is one interesting fact about Dublin. The O’Connell Bridge is a bridge that is as wide as it is long, the only one of its kind in Europe.
You can find the oldest traffic light in the city next to the Renault garage in Clontarf. Still in full working condition, the traffic light was built in 1893 just outside the house of Fergus Mitchell, the owner of Ireland’s first car.
Dublin is very famous for what Guinness beer.
One of the interesting Dublin facts: People of Dublin drink about 9800 pints every hour between 5:30 pm on a Friday and around 3 am the following Monday.
Gaelic or Irish is Ireland’s native language, but most people in Dublin speak the English language. Although it is required to learn the native language in schools in the city and the rest of Ireland, locals rarely speak Gaelic in everyday conversation.
Would you believe, that the average 25-year-old Dubliners still live with their parents, preferring to buy clothes and fast cars, rather than spending their money on a mortgage?
There are 12 Dublins in the United States and 6 in Australia.
Locals call the statue at the bottom of Grafton Street as the “Tart with the Cart” while the one in O’Connell Street goes by the name of the “Floozy in the Jacuzzi”. The women statues found at the Ha’Penny bridge are well known as the “Hags with the bags”, and the statue of James Joyce is best known as the “Dick with the stick”.
Another amazing Dublin fact: South Dublin has more homosexuals per capita than, hold your breath, San Francisco! Gays in Dublin are having a great time.