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Dublin has been named one of the top 'must-see' destinations in the world

National Geographic’s Traveller magazine praised the capital’s “friendly, village vibe”.

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DUBLIN HAS BEEN named one of the top ‘must-see’ destinations to visit this year by National Geographic’s Traveller magazine.

Dublin is number 10 on the list and is featured along with Harar in Ethiopia, Sydney in Australia, Vienna in Austria and San Antonio in Texas.

The magazine invites tourists to “Feel at home in ‘Europe’s largest village’”.

While home to almost 1.2 million people, Ireland’s intimate capital exudes a friendly, village vibe. Stroll around to discover Dublin’s historic Georgian squares and cozy pubs and high-tech treasures, like the new Irish Emigration Museum and revamped National Gallery of Ireland.

The magazine also features this ‘fun fact’ about Ireland: One-third of the Irish population is under 25.

Keelin Fagan, Head of Dublin at Fáilte Ireland in welcoming Dublin’s inclusion on the 2018 Best of the World list said that it is a positive recognition of Dublin’s position as a vibrant, friendly and culturally rich international city break destination for visitors from overseas.

“We are delighted that Dublin has once again been recognised internationally as a city of choice to visit and a ‘must-see’ destination. It’s a wonderful acknowledgement of the offering that Dublin has and reaffirms the potential of the city to attract even greater visitor numbers in the future.

“Dublin’s inclusion on the National Geographic 2018 Best of the World destination list will also help to promote the city and region to over 760 million people worldwide in 172 countries who use and read National Geographic’s suite of media and publications monthly.”

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