Home of the Memorial Tournament, Dublin is one of Central Ohio’s most well-known communities. This area offers several golf-centric developments, but golf is not all that the town has to offer. As its name would suggest, there’s a strong Irish heritage which draws many to the area for St. Patrick’s Day…one of many events that this community celebrates together!
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Art in Public Places
Starting in 1988, the Dublin Art in Public Places program has grown to include over 70 sculptures today. Keep an eye out for these works of art while enjoying all that Dublin has to offer.
Golf plays a major role in Dublin, which hosts the PGA Memorial Tournament every year in late May or early June at Muirfield Village. Other golf courses include Tartan Fields Golf Club and the Golf Club of Dublin .
This small town has more than 100 miles of bike paths and 56 parks, several of which are located along the Scioto River. The river is accessible at several points for small boats, and the nearby Griggs and O'Shaughnessy reservoirs allow motor boating and sailing. The Community Recreation Center, located in Coffman Park, has indoor lap and leisure pools, as well as recreational programs, classes and camps. In addition, it is the site of the Abbey Theatre, which provides year-round entertainment. You'll also love the town's two outdoor community pools.
Local Arts and Culture
Several of the area's parks are home to a unique collection of outdoor sculptures—part of the Art in Public Places collection, established by the Dublin Arts Council. They include a 12-foot tall stone portrait of "Leatherlips" (a Wyandot Native American Chief known for the strength of his word), Field of Corn—featuring 109 human-sized cement ears of corn—and a copper house that honors the region's native American culture.
As you would expect from a city named Dublin, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in style with a parade and the naming of the Town Leprechaun. Other special events include The Presidents Cup golf tournament, a Halloween Spooktacular and the Christmas Tree Lighting in Historic Dublin, home to many unique shops and restaurants.
For the past 20 years, during the first weekend of every August, the residents of Dublin extend Irish warmth to over 100,000 visitors from around the world for North America’s largest Irish Festival. The festival plays host to internationally acclaimed Irish and Celtic musicians such as Gaelic Storm, Black 47, Flogging Molly, Homeland, Liz Carroll and John Doyle, and dozens of others.
Festival attendees can rock to Irish-Punk, light jig, single jig, or slip jig to Irish music or simply reel off the night friends and family. Of course, you are welcome to simply watch the professionals as they step dance at the Columbus Féis, an internationally renowned Irish dance competition, or walk the aisles of vendors. There, you can trace their genealogy back to the old country, admire the cultural exhibits, play children’s games, make traditional Gaelic arts and crafts, or throw back a traditional an Irish beóir. All of this is hosted by a community that takes its Irish roots seriously.
Students here are served by Dublin City Schools. The district has received the State of Ohio’s highest possible rating for eight consecutive years, bolstering its statewide reputation for academic and extracurricular excellence.
The high schools are known as the Irish, the Shamrocks, and the Celtics, respectively. As expected from a community that wears its Irish heritage on its sleeve, Dublin promotes the importance of education by maintaining high expectations of its students as individuals, as students, and as athletes.
Part of the success of the Dublin City Schools athletic programs is a reflection of its strong recreational opportunities. With more than 1,000 acres of parkland and 35 individual parks offering everything from woodlands to athletic fields, Dublin is working to build a garden city that provides the whole community a place to live, work, and play.
Just 20 Minutes from Columbus
Because of an effective and long term plan, the city has successfully integrated residential and commercial needs into the community. Dublin is the national or regional headquarters to dozens of high visibility companies, such as Wendy’s International, Ashland Chemical, Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), and Cardinal Health. The town has succeeded in attracting and keeping these and other businesses due to its aggressive marketing and tax packages, and by providing a wealth of community resources for company employees and their families. The area's top-notch location places it within 500 miles of more than 50% of the U.S. population, 35% of the Canadian population, and near 60% of the United State’s manufacturing facilities and consumer markets.
Business and fun isn't limited to the city limits. With a short 20 minute drive, you can experience everything that downtown Columbus has to offer including sporting events, museums, the renowned Columbus Zoo, theater, shopping and dining. For the occasional escape or business trip, Dublin is conveniently located 20 minutes from Port Columbus International Airport.
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