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Dublin (Baile Atha Cliath; 920,900), city capital of the Republic of Ireland (Eire) and of County Dublin. Located at the mouth of the Liffey River and Dublin Bay on the Irish Sea, Dublin is the political and cultural center of Ireland. Its fine buildings include Four Courts, the Custom House, Trinity College, the National Library, Museum and Gallery, and the Royal Irish Academy. There is also a famous medical center and zoological gardens dating from 1830, as well as the Abbey Theatre and University College. English rule, which severely restricted Dublin's commercial development, was finally removed after the Easter Rebellion (1916) and the establishment of the Irish Free State (1921). Dublin is an industrial seaport, and the city manufactures stout, whiskey, and textiles. There is a direct rail and steamer link to London.

See also: Ireland.

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