Dublin: the capital of Ireland has a soul and sociability unrivalled by any other European city. With a population of over 1 million people, it tops the list of places to visit for many people who travel to Ireland including students of the English language. Dublin is one of the friendliest and safest cities in the world. Dublin is a relatively small and accessible city, small enough and safe enough to get around on foot, while the ‘Luas’ tram system provides excellent transport links throughout the city.
Language Travel Ireland offers a number of English Courses in Dublin Region. We offer intensive, one-to-one, homestay courses in Dublin. We have several host families who would be delighted to welcome to you to study English in the Dublin region. If you are interested in learning English in Dublin, check out the many attractions that Dublin has to offer below.
Dublin has so many highlights to choose from. So why not make the most of your time and see some of the sights. Here are just a sample of the highlights that we recommend!
Trinity College is Ireland's most distinguished university. It has an academic tradition that goes back centuries. It was founded by Elizabeth I in 1592. Most of the buildings on the grounds of Trinity, which covers 40 acres, date from the 18th and 19th century. It is home to one of the country's oldest and most prominent cultural artefacts; the Book of Kells. Written around the year 800 AD, the Book of Kells contains a richly decorated copy of the four gospels in a Latin text. It is the centrepiece of an exhibition which attracts over 500,000 visitors to Trinity College each year.
The Guinness Storehouse is one of Dublin's most popular visitor attractions and here you'll discover all there is to know about Ireland's most famous export, a black beer called Guinness! The Guinness Storehouse is situated in the original brewery, which first opened in 1876 and visitors are treated to over 250 year's of Guinness history including the story behind some of its most famous adverts. You'll also discover just what goes into making Guinness - the ingredients, the process, the pulling and finally the drinking, as you sip your complimentary pint (age depending). The stunning Gravity Bar gives amazing panoramic views of Dublin City.
Christ Church Cathedral is Dublin's oldest building and most recognised landmarks. It was founded in the year c.1030 by Sitriuc, King of the Dublin Norsemen. Dating back to the eleventh century, the Cathedral and the exhibition "Treasures of Christ Church" reflect 1000 years of history, architecture and worship in Ireland. The Choral services are sung by the Cathedral choir, which traces its origins to the choir school founded in 1480 and is famous for the taking part in the first performance of Handel's Messiah.
Dublin Castle was originally built in the 13th century on a site previously settled by the Vikings. Dublin Castle functioned as a military fortress, a prison, courts of law and the seat of the English Administration in Ireland for 700 years. Rebuilt in the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, Dublin Castle is now used for important State receptions and Presidential Inaugurations.
The Temple Bar district is all about fun, shops, culture, pubs, restaurants and tourists. It is reputed to be Dublin's "bohemian quarter" or “Cultural Quarter” - it certainly is full of entertainment, art and places to eat. It is generally regarded to be on the list of top attractions of Dublin and visited by everybody. The only certain thing about Temple Bar is that you will never be short of something interesting to do or see. From its street buskers, organic markets, trendy pubs, cafes and restaurants, it really is the heart beat of Dublin city.
Grafton Street, located between Trinity College and St Stephen's Green is the primary shopping street with fashionable stores such as Brown Thomas. Dublin's leading and most exclusive jewellers, Weirs, is also here, as well as the famous Bewley's Café whose unique ambience goes back over 80 years to 1927 when it was first opened by Ernest Bewley. Enjoy a coffee here, relax and watch the world go by.
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