December 27th, 2011
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Dublin (CNN) – According to an old Irish saying,"in Dublin you can't throw a stick without hitting a poet."

James Joyce, W.B. Yeats and Oscar Wilde are just some of the writers the city has produced over the centuries.

In recognition of its past and present achievements, the Irish capital was recently named as one of six UNESCO Cities of Literature.

CNN's Jim Boulden travelled to Dublin to see how the designation is boosting the city's morale.

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  1. Tony Lewis (Montreux, Switzerland)

    Thanks for the report. One small but important omission in my opinion: you neglected to mention the inevitably juicy irony that all of that literary renown that Dublin enjoys, has been generated in a language which is not even the autoctonous one. Let me respectfully submit that English has been 'imposed' over the last few hundred years.

    December 28, 2011 at 7:40 pm |
  2. Alan

    True, but if you've read An Tóraíocht, or Peig, I would suggest that the Irish Literature in English is better than what's left of Irish literature in Irish. Also It is quite possible that speech patterns of Irish people were, until recently, determined by how Irish was translated into English, and it is that "quirk" of speech that makes's Irish literature interesting.

    December 29, 2011 at 1:31 am |
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    February 27, 2012 at 6:00 pm |

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