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About Dublin

Welcome to Dublin!

A UNESCO city of literature, founded by Vikings, buzzing with traditional pubs and culture, and home to some of the friendliest locals on the planet.

We look forward to hosting the Members, Partners, and stakeholders of WorldSkills at General Assembly 2023.

Dublin is a breath of fresh air, a truly unique capital that’s steeped in tradition yet young at heart. In the historic, compact city centre there is lots to do and see, and visitors will love the rich selection of galleries, museums, restaurants, pubs and shops, not to mention the traditionally warm welcome from Dubliners.

Ireland, ideally located on the edge of Europe, is less than an hour from London, less than two hours from Paris or Brussels and just six hours from the east coast of the US by air. Dublin Airport is Ireland’s busiest airport, with over 57 airlines flying to over 175 destinations, including direct scheduled daily flights from North America, mainland Europe, Britain and regular flights from the Middle East. Dublin International Airport is only 12km from the city centre and the city itself is small and compact, and is tailormade for carefree exploring by foot. It also has an excellent transport system, which includes an urban rail system (DART), A stylish new tram network (LUAS) and an extensive citywide and national bus service. Taxis are plentiful and reasonably priced by international standards.

Ireland is an island of just under 6 million inhabitants, of which just over 1.7 million live in the greater Dublin area. The country is renowned both for its breathtaking scenery with its lush green vegetation, a product of its mild but changeable oceanic climate, and for the warmth and friendliness of the welcome extended to all visitors to its shores. Ireland has always been a popular destination for both leisure and business travellers. A small island of just over 84,000, Irish culture has had a significant influence on culture world- wide, particularly in the fields of literature, music, science, medicine, learning, sport and many more. A small but thriving Nation, we are constantly evolving for the better.