Dublin - The Literary City ( http://www.dublincityofliterature.ie/ )
Dublin has been designated a UNESCO City of Literature by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation.
Formal notification was received by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Councillor Gerry Breen, who said: ‘‘I am absolutely delighted about this achievement - which confirms what Dubliners have known for years - this is a city that has always produced - and continues to produce - great writers".
Led by Dublin City Council's library service, the application was a partnership of literary organisations in the city with government, tourism and other cultural bodies.
This is a permanent designation and is seen as an honour for the city.
The accolade was bestowed by the Director General of UNESCO and recognises Dublin’s cultural profile and its international standing as a city of literary excellence.