The City Of Dublin Is Founded (841)
Dublin was officially established by the Vikings when they occupied and founded a new town on the bank of the Liffey River in 841. It was originally named Dubh Linn which loosely translates to ‘black pool’ on account of the large, dark body of water that surrounded it and the lake where the Danes first moored their boats. In order to fortify its boundaries, large stone walls were built around the city in the 11th Century. In modern times, Dublin is known for its contribution to literature, with four Nobel Prize winners hailing from the city and world-famous book festivals.