Host City

About Dublin

Perched on the edge of Europe, Ireland’s capital has a history that stretches back more than a thousand years. From the earliest settlement at ‘Dubh Linn’ (the black pool) on the banks of the Liffey river, Dublin has grown into a very special place. In addition to being a seat of government, the city boasts over on third of the country’s population.  It is a cultural capital, too, with a rich history of world-famous authors, playwrights, musicians and visual artists.  With a rather well-known brewery, a couple of well-known pubs, and a multitude of restaurants, Dublin is also a culinary delight.

Although small by European standards, Dublin has captured the imagination of millions of visitors, with its location on Dublin Bay extending out from the mouth of the river Liffey.

We look forward to welcoming NIBS competitors and coaches in March 2024.

Dublin Ireland with Liffey river aerial view

For myself, I always write about Dublin, because if I can get to the heart of Dublin I can get to the heart of all the cities of the world. In the particular is contained the universal.
– James Joyce