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Dublin Ireland History of Dublin

In 1988 people in Dublin celebrated the millennial anniversary of Ireland's capital, but this date is rather arbitrary, because the first mention of Dublin dates back to 291 AD. There are many versions about the way it has appeared and got its name. One of them tells us that the city was founded at the confluence of the settlements Dubh Linn and Baile Atha Cliath.

In the 9th century Dublin was captured by Danish Vikings, and for many years the local tribes were defeated in the attempts to retake the city. But in 1014 Irish warriors who were led by King Brian Boru managed to prevail over the Vikings, and ended the dominance of foreigners in their native lands. Since that time it started its development.

Neighboring England always wanted to have an influence on the territory of Ireland and set its control of the countyr life. And in the 12th century the Irish were under the authority of the King of England, and Dublin was an easy prey for Englishmen. The population of Dublin has increased significantly: in a search of career prospects and better living conditions a lot of settlers came here from England and Wales.

The years of rapid growth of the city were replaced by sombre times, which left a deep mark in the history of Dublin. The bubonic plague raged throughout Europe. The city was subjected to the military attacks, including the attacks from Scotland. Till that time England lost its great interest in Dublin.

In the 18th century during the reign of the Tudors the fortune smiled upon Dublin. A rapid economic growth led out the future Ireland's capital to the number of English kingdom largest cities. But even the beneficial influence of England does not diminish the desire to get the Irish sovereignty.

At the beginning of the 20th century here was a peak of civil war, and then there have been a war for the independence of Ireland. The city was in the heart of the actions and was badly damaged. But in 1949 it became the capital of Ireland; it is unlikely that the Irish do not like to be compared with the British, the relationships between England and Ireland are still fairly specific.

Although the turbulent years of struggle for the liberation of Ireland brought the city a lot of losses and today the features of past centuries are still present in its appearance. There is a big number of interesting things and the city itself is very beautiful. Nowadays the capital of Ireland firmly stood on the path of a rapid development; it has updated with the transport communications, good lighting and modern buildings.

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