Definitions for Dublin
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Dublin, Irish capital, capital of Irelandnoun
capital and largest city and major port of the Irish Republic
The capital city of Ireland. Population (2000) = nk.
The capital of the Republic of Ireland.
One of the counties of Ireland.
Etymology: From dubh + linn.
Dublin (; Irish: Baile Átha Cliath, pronounced [ˈbˠalʲə aːhə ˈclʲiə] or [ˌbʲlʲaː ˈclʲiə]) is the capital and largest city of Ireland. On a bay at the mouth of the River Liffey, it is in the province of Leinster, bordered on the south by the Dublin Mountains, a part of the Wicklow Mountains range. At the 2016 census it had a population of 1,173,179, while the preliminary results of the 2022 census recorded that County Dublin as a whole had a population of 1,450,701, and that the population of the Greater Dublin Area was over 2 million, or roughly 40% of the Republic of Ireland's total population.A settlement was established in the area by the Gaels during or before the 7th century, followed by the Vikings. As the Kingdom of Dublin grew, it became Ireland's principal settlement by the 12th century Anglo-Norman invasion of Ireland. The city expanded rapidly from the 17th century and was briefly the second largest in the British Empire and sixth largest in Western Europe after the Acts of Union in 1800. Following independence in 1922, Dublin became the capital of the Irish Free State, renamed Ireland in 1937. Dublin is a centre for education, arts and culture, administration and industry. As of 2018, the city was listed by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network (GaWC) as a global city, with a ranking of "Alpha minus", which places it as one of the top thirty cities in the world.
Dublin is the capital and largest city of Ireland, located on the eastern coast of the country. Its historical and cultural significance coupled with its robust economy make Dublin not only the political and cultural hub of Ireland but also a significant center for education, arts, administration, and industry. It is home to notable landmarks such as Dublin Castle, St. Patrick's Cathedral, and the iconic Guinness Brewery. The city is renowned for its vibrant nightlife, particularly in areas such as Temple Bar. It is also famous for its literary history, with authors like James Joyce and Oscar Wilde having hailed from Dublin.
Dublin is the capital and most populous city of Ireland. The English name for the city is derived from the Irish name Dubhlinn, meaning "black pool". Dublin is situated in the province of Leinster near the midpoint of Ireland's east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey and the centre of the Dublin Region. Originally founded as a Viking settlement, it evolved into the Kingdom of Dublin and became the island's principal city following the Norman invasion. The city expanded rapidly from the 17th century; it was briefly the second largest city in the British Empire and the fifth largest in Europe. Dublin entered a period of stagnation following the Act of Union of 1800, but it remained the economic centre for most of the island. Following the partition of Ireland in 1922, the new parliament, the Oireachtas, was located in Leinster House. Dublin became the capital of the Irish Free State and later the Republic of Ireland. Similar to the cities of Cork, Limerick, Galway and Waterford—Dublin is administered separately from its respective County with its own City Council. The city is listed by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network as a global city, with a ranking of "Alpha-", placing Dublin among the top 30 cities in the world. It is a historical and contemporary cultural centre for the country, as well as a modern centre of education, the arts, administration, economy, and industry.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the capital of Ireland, at the mouth of the Liffey, which divides it in two, and is crossed by 12 bridges; the principal and finest street is Sackville Street, which is about 700 yards long and 40 wide; it has a famous university and two cathedrals, besides a castle, the residence of the Lord-Lieutenant; and a park, the Phoenix, one of the finest in Europe; manufactures porter, whisky, and poplin.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
The capital city of Ireland, on the Liffey, close to its entrance into Dublin Bay. It is alleged that this city has been in existence since the time of Ptolemy. In the earlier part of the 9th century, Dublin was taken by the Danes, who infested it for several centuries thereafter. In 1169 it was taken by storm by the English under Strongbow. From about this period the history of Dublin is that of Ireland.
Etymology and Origins
From Dubh-linn, “black pool.”
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Dublin is ranked #14768 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Dublin surname appeared 2,011 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Dublin.
52.8% or 1,063 total occurrences were Black.
38.1% or 767 total occurrences were White.
3.3% or 67 total occurrences were Asian.
3.2% or 65 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
2% or 41 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.4% or 8 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Dublin' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3989
The numerical value of Dublin in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Dublin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
The only place you could buy a beer before 1970 was at Dublin’s Dog show which, for some reason, was regarded being outside the law, as you can imagine, Dublin got a huge number of new dog lovers that day.
I come from a place called Crumlin, in Dublin 12. It’s a place dear to my heart. It’s where I learned how to fight; it made me who I am today. It’s a place I’m still very much a part of every single day of my life. So, that’s where the name came from. It’s proper Irish whiskey and twelve is my hometown, growing up on the streets of Dublin 12, I learned the values of loyalty and hard work. I respect other Irish whiskeys, but I am coming in strong, with passion and with purpose. I am the founder of this company and I am going to give it my all.
When I came back to Dublin I was courtmartialed in my absence and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
There was no bigger album of 2014 -- in terms of surprise, generosity and controversy, bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. put their lives on the line: giving away 11 songs of guitar rapture and frank, emotional tales of how they became a band out of the rough streets and spiritual ferment of Seventies Dublin.
We are working to construct a common system which goes beyond the Dublin treaty, which is now obsolete in practice, making the mechanism less rigid and more collaborative.
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