Also known as, the land of saints and scholars, is accessible by air from all major European cities. With a population of five million people, Ireland enjoys one of the cleanest environments in Europe with a mild and temperate climate.
Irish people maintain the traditional values of warmth, friendliness and the importance of the family unit. We are a relaxed people, happy to share a drink, some conversation and invite you to join the “craic”, an Irish expression for having the time of your life.
Dublin began as a Viking trading post known as Dubh Linn over 1000 years ago. It is now the capital city of Ireland and home to more than 1.1 million people. To the west of the city are hills and mountains, to the east, the sea with fishing harbours and beautiful beaches.
Dublin’s many attractions range from museums and art galleries to the famous Guinness Brewery and Temple Bar which is the centre for restaurants and nightlife. Street-side pubs and cafes are alive with buzz of conversations and traditional Irish entertainment. Visitors often find themselves engaged in discussions of sports, music, politics and literature. Dublin is a thriving centre for culture and is home to the great literary personalities of Shaw, Yeats, Joyce and Beckett. It is also the source of musical talent ranging from the traditional Dubliners and the Chieftains to the more contemporary U2.
Dublin is a beautiful city with countless places of interest to explore. A young city with a large student population, Dublin offers the perfect backdrop to your study experience.