Ireland’s capital has long been Europe’s English-speaking hub. Dublin is a popular, albeit expensive, destination for digital nomads, but there are some affordable short-term and long-term coliving options available. While it might not be the famous cold and rainy weather that attracts visitors, 120 MB Internet is commonly available in most homes, cafés and, of course, in the many coworking spaces too. It’s easy to get around Dublin by public transport, or better yet, get a ‘Dublin Bike’ to get around in this extremely bicycle-friendly city. This welcoming city has a lot to offer both in terms of high culture and drinking culture. Samuel Beckett, Oscar Wilde and Bram Stoker all studied at Trinity College Dublin and you can also trace James Joyce’s steps through this UNESCO City of Literature. Then there is the incredible scenery of the bay and the Wicklow mountains and enjoy many nature breaks just a few hours away from the city center.
Here are some fun facts about Dublin:
- The 1.9 million people who live in Dublin are the youngest in Europe with about half its population under 25 years old.
- A quarter of all the people in Ireland live in the Greater Dublin area.
- Dublin was founded by Vikings.
- The name is Old Irish Gaelic and means ‘Black Pool’.
- Rumour has it that there are 666 pubs in the city, but it's always better to check!
- The average temperature in July is only 17ªC!
- Dublin is twinned with Beijing.
- Every day, 10 million pints of Guinness are produced in the city.
- Its oldest known pub, the Brazen Head, was built in 1198 AD.
- There are over 30,000 castles in Ireland.
- The Dublin mountains aren’t actually tall enough to be called mountains; the highest one is only 423 m high.
- Dublin might be the best city to celebrate Valentine’s Day as St. Valentine lived there.
Most of the biggest tech and pharmaceutical companies in the world have their European headquarters in Ireland, and with so many opportunities and a newly booming economy, it’s no surprise to see so many digital nomads staying in coliving spaces in Dublin.