Dublin – Bike crazy?

As a city, Dublin may not have the routes of Amsterdam when it comes to cycling but in the last 10-15 years we have seen the number of bikes on the streets of Dublin grow and grow.  Bicycles have become very popular for transport to work or college or just for leisurely, relaxed cycles!Is it safe?Many of the students at English School Dublin fee ...

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Irish football and the glory days!

On Friday at 7pm a small group of ULearn English School Dublin students will be playing football at the sports grounds of University College Dublin. Our weekly game is sure to be as skilful and competitive as always but if circumstances were different the only important game for all of Ireland would be the Ireland versus Germany World Cup Qualifier in Koln.It has ...

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Irish Castles

Castles can be found in almost every corner of Ireland. These impressive old structures can be up to 1000 years old in some cases and many are visited by tourists. Just last weekend English School Dublin students visited Kilkenny where the wonderful Kilkenny Castle is built. This riverside castle is one of Ireland’s most visited tourist attractions because of ...

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Time for a picnic!

Electric Picnic festival is on this weekend and this year’s festival looks like it will be as much fun as all the other years. This festival attracts people from all over Ireland and if you are going don’t be surprised to see some students or staff from ULearn English School Dublin enjoying themselves near the village of Stradbally!Here are some of the main m ...

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Festivals coming soon!

The Jack of Diamonds festival takes place this weekend in Dublin. This festival is described as a ‘rhythm and roots’ festival and the great live music by talented musicians is sure to be a lot of fun. There are so many acts to see and the best part about it – it’s free! The venues include The Workman’s Club, Sweeney Mongrel and Whelan's (where English S ...

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More than just potatoes!

“Potatoes, potatoes and more potatoes!” This is the response many English School Dublin students give to their families and friends back home when they are asked to describe Irish food.  While it is true that traditional Irish dishes tend to contain a lot of potatoes, in reality Ireland is a country that has a very open mind when it comes to food. Before th ...

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Irish pubs – Are they changing?

People say that no trip to Ireland is complete without visiting an Irish pubs. Irish pubs have a reputation around the world for being places that are full of fun, lively conversation and traditional music. There are small towns in rural Ireland that seem to have as many pubs as houses! A typical village in Ireland will always have three things - a church, a shop ...

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Dublin Double!

Students of English School Dublin may have noticed a lot of colour around Croke Park stadium in the north of Dublin city recently. Every summer people come to Dublin from all over Ireland to watch their teams play in the All-Ireland Football and the All-Ireland Hurling championships. These sports are unique to Ireland but what are they? Well, Gaelic Football coul ...

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A heatwave at English School Dublin?

Although many of the students at ULearn English School Dublin come from countries with hotter climates than Ireland it is clear that everyone has been enjoying the last two weeks of warm sunshine. Irish people know that when weather like this comes, it is a good idea to take advantage of it - go to the park, go to the beach, swim in the sea and eat ice-cream!Met ...

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A trip to the gardens for English School Dublin

Dublin’s National Botanic Gardens are one of the most underrated attractions in the city. They are located in the Glasnevin area of the city which is just north of the city centre.   They are over 200 years old and are the home to a beautiful variety of plants from Ireland and from abroad. Today ULearn English School students are getting a tour of the g ...

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