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Dublin is the capital and largest city in Ireland. Over 1,000 years old, Dublin is a city rich in history, famed for its legacy of scholarship and renowned for its easy-going charm and cultural heritage. The city is steeped in rich history, starting with the Vikings laying its first streets. Through the centuries, a proud population has helped shape Dublin into what it is now: a vibrant capital that moves at a welcoming pace. With its down-to-earth and friendly atmosphere and open-hearted people, this city is one of Europe's top destinations for study and work.

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Dublin is also the gateway to the rest of Ireland with easy access to the windswept Cliffs of Moher to the world-famous Aran Islands and the magical city of Galway on the west coast. For sheer unadulterated, natural, beauty we also have the Giant's Causeway or the entire county of Kerry. There are a multitude of locations to visit on your weekends.

Studying in Ireland is a special experience and our students are warmly welcomed wherever they go in Ireland. Do consider joining us at Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School for your studies.

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Key Facts

Only English-speaking country in Eurozone

In 2010, the Lonely Planet named Ireland the friendliest country in the world!

The Irish education system is ranked in top ten countries in the world (IMD World Competitiveness Report 2016)

The small but highly globalised Irish economy entered its 5th year of economic expansion in 2016

According to the annual Country RepTrak study, Ireland is ranked in the top 10 of a list of states with the best reputation, with our business environment cited as a major driver.

For more information visit the Education In Ireland website.

To explore Ireland visit http://www.discoverireland.ie/

To learn more about business in Ireland view IDA facts about Ireland

Dublin at a Glance

Dublin offers a unique, vibrant cityscape where multinational professional culture blends with the traditional warmth and hospitality for which Ireland is famous.  An eclectic mix of the ancient and contemporary, Dublin offers many castles and cathedrals to visit, as well as culinary hotspots and beautiful parks. Renowned for social and cultural experiences, Dublin is without a doubt one of the most energised capital cities in Europe

The city has been at the very heart of Ireland’s economic growth in recent years. Attributed to a number of factors, including a strong inflow of foreign direct investment, the availability of a highly skilled workforce and a favorable business environment, Dublin has certainly made its mark as a progressive city.

Visit UCD International and Visit Dublin for more information.

Lonely Planet named Dublin one of the top 10 cities in the world to visit (2016)

Official UNESCO City of Literature

Home to 10 of the top 10 global ICT companies and 9 of the top 10 global software companies

Fortune named Dublin in top 7 new cities worldwide for start-ups

Famous for music, literature and theatre

Phoenix Park, one of the largest green recreational spaces within any European capital city

Airline hub for easy access to Europe and the rest of the world

EU headquarters for Google, Facebook, Microsoft and many other international MNCs

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