City of Literature badge of houour for Dublin
Posted on 07/27 at 12:45 PM
Today 27th July 2010 Dublin was honored with the designation as 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" according to the Irish Minister for Tourism Ms. Mary Hanafin
A website to celebrate the achievement has been set up, dublincityofliterature.com , which highlights literary events and explains the city's history and heritage.