“As Chair of the Dublin City Council, S.P.C. for Arts, Culture, Leisure and Youth Affairs, I am delighted to welcome the wonderful news that Dublin has been formally designated a UNESCO City of Literature, part of The Creative Cities Network. In receiving this accolade, Dublin joins Edinburgh, Iowa City and Melbourne as one of only four cities in the world to bear the title of UNESCO City of Literature. I am particularly pleased that Dublin City Council, through its library service, has played the lead role in winning this great honour for the city as a whole. Dublin has always been a literary city, but designation will mean new impetus for Dublin’s standing as a literary and cultural destination, and I would urge all the partners in this endeavour to redouble their efforts to ensure Dublin retains its pre-eminence in this area.” Statement by Cllr. Julia Carmichael , Chairperson of the Dublin City Council, Strategic Policy Committee for Arts, Culture, Leisure and Youth Affairs issued . Monday 26th July 2010
"If there is a city in the world that fully deserves this nomination, it’s surely Dublin."
H.E. Pertti Majanen, Finnish Ambassador to Ireland"Congratulations to Dublin"
Joshua Schamberger, President | IOWA CITY/CORALVILLE AREA CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREA