Dublin is the capital of Ireland. It is a busy cosmopolitan city, full of culture and charm. Dublin is excellent mix of traditional and modern. If you choose to study in Dublin you are making the choice to become part of one of the world's most cultured, vivacious and prestigious cities.
"A place that oozes personality, a city whose soul and sociability makes it the most charismatic of capitals." - Lonely Planet
"Alongside the city's historic buildings - its cathedrals and churches, Georgian squares and town houses, castles, monuments and pubs - you'll discover grand new hotels and shopping centers, stunning new street architecture." - Rough Guide
Dublin is well served by Rail and Bus and is a perfect base for travelling around the Emerald Isle to see the sights Ireland has to offer. Dublin is also on the coast and just a DART or bus ride away are some gorgeous beaches to stroll along or some cliffs to give you some exercise.
There is so much to see and to discover in Dublin. Around every corner you find something new, or something old. It is a surprising city, and it has something for everybody.
If you want to see several things in Dublin without paying too much, we highly recommend the Dublin Pass. The Dublin Pass sightseeing card offers great features in one great package to help you make the most of your visit to Dublin.
2013 is the year of The Gathering. What does this mean? The Gathering Ireland 2013 is a spectacular, year-long celebration of all things Irish. In 2013 Ireland is opening its arms to hundreds of thousands of friends and family from all over the world, calling them home to gather in villages, towns and cities. The whole year long there are clan gatherings, festivals, sporting events, music and concerts taking place across the country. Communities are showcasing and sharing the very best of Irish culture, tradition, business, sport, fighting spirit and the uniquely Irish sense of fun.
The Gathering is the people’s party. It kicked off in spectacular style at the New Year’s Eve Festival in Dublin and is being celebrated through gatherings of the people and Ireland’s major festivals during 2013. So now it is over to you. It is in your hands. Be part of it.
What is an absolutely must is the Visit Dublin App. It is very handy and smart, it says you what you can do in Dublin and gives a subscription about everything you can see. It also lets you see what you see in front of you, you just hold your phone in the air and it says what you have in front of you, like a special church or a special building. It also can guide you to something you want to see. Just go to your App Store or Play Store and download the app! Or visit the Visit Dublin website. www.visitdublin.com
On the Visit Dublin website you can also find iWalks. You can download these iWalks for free. It is a tour you can play on you ipod or mobile phone and it guides you trough Dublin. During the walk you see several things and it will explain what you see.
In our Social Programme we also offer these iWalks, so we can go with the whole class and you will discover Dublin together with your classmates.