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Dublin has a world famous literary history, having produced many prominent literary figures, including Nobel laureates William Butler Yeats , George Bernard Shaw and Samuel Beckett . Other influential writers and playwrights include Oscar Wilde , Jonathan Swift and the creator of Dracula , Bram Stoker . It is arguably most famous as the location of the greatest works of James Joyce , including Ulysses , which is set in Dublin and full of topical detail. Dubliners is a collection of short stories by Joyce about incidents and typical characters of the city during the early 20th century. Other renowned writers include JM Synge , Sen O'Casey , Brendan Behan , Maeve Binchy , and Roddy Doyle . Ireland's biggest libraries and literary museums are found in Dublin, including the National Print Museum of Ireland and National Library of Ireland . In July 2010, Dublin was named as a UNESCO City of Literature , joining Edinburgh , Melbourne and Iowa City with the permanent title.
Garden of remembrance
Spire of Dublin
Central post office
Should always carry a list of typical dishes from the city to check if in doubt about any of the ingredients. Here you have a list of some typical Dublin
* Irish Stew, Irish stew made with lamb, potatoes, onions and parsley.
* Boxty: a kind of potato cake.
* Coddle: pork sausage cut into slices of bacon covered with sliced potatoes and onions.
* Fried potato farls bread in which potato replaces some of the flour.
* Soda bread, soda bread contains baking soda rather than yeast.
* Blaa: white bun covered with white flour that is usually tender.
* Black pudding, blood sausage.
* Colcannon, mashed potatoes with cabbage, butter, salt, and pepper.
* Fresh oysters, oysters served on ice.
* Champ: mashed potatoes with milk, butter and onion.
* Irish Coffee: includes coffee, Irish whiskey, too much sugar and cream.
Beer * Stout, brewed with roasted malt. Its color is dark and creamy texture. Guinness Beer belongs to this group. * Lager: gold-colored beer, low fermentation.
* Ale: top-fermented beer and higher alcohol content than lagers.
Dublin is the largest city in Ireland and the capital city of the Republic of Ireland . The English name is derived from the Irish name Dubh Linn , meaning "black pool". It is a primate city with an urban population of over 1 million, containing almost 25% of the country's population. Dublin is situated near the midpoint of Ireland's east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey , and at the centre of the Dublin Region .