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Dublin Honored as City of Literature

July 26, 2010 By: Meagan Drillinger

There are thousands of UNESCO World Heritage Sites throughout the world, but for an entire city to be welcomed into the UNESCO fold is much rarer. Dublin has become the fourth city in the world to be named an UNESCO City of Literature.

"Dublin has been awarded this accolade because of the rich historical literary past of the city, the vibrant contemporary literature, the variety of festivals and attractions available and because it is the birthplace and home of literary greats," Mary Hanafin, Minister for Tourism, told the Belfast Telegraph.

Swift, O'Casey, Wilde, Shaw, Beckett, Behan and Joyce are just a few of the great literary names associated with this city on the River Liffey.

This honor will help boost tourism to Dublin and Ireland as a whole, drawing fans of literature across the world.


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