. The English name for the city is derived from the Irish name Dubh Linn, meaning "black pool". 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
Originally founded as a Viking
settlement, it evolved into the Kingdom of Dublin
and became the island's principal city following the Norman invasion
988 The city of Dublin is founded on the banks of the river Liffey.
1487 The ten-year-old Lambert Simnel is crowned in Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland with the name of Edward VI in a bid to threaten King Henry VII's reign.
1742 George Frideric Handel's oratorio ''Messiah'' makes its world-premiere in Dublin, Ireland.
1882 Thomas Henry Burke and Lord Frederick Cavendish are stabbed and killed during the Phoenix Park Murders in Dublin.
1899 The Irish Literary Theatre in Dublin opens.
1916 Easter Rebellion: Martial law in Ireland is lifted and the rebellion is officially over with the surrender of Irish nationalists to British authorities in Dublin.
1916 The leaders of the Easter Rising are executed in Dublin.
1919 Meeting of the First Dáil Éireann in the Mansion House Dublin. Sinn Féin adopts Ireland's first constitution. The first engagement of Irish War of Independence, Sologhead Beg, County Tipperary.
1920 Irish War of Independence: In Dublin, 31 people are killed in what became known as "Bloody Sunday". This included fourteen British informants, fourteen Irish civilians and three Irish Republican Army prisoners.
1922 The Irish Civil War begins with the shelling of the Four Courts in Dublin by Free State forces.