Dublin

Why not consider heading to the Emerald Isle to learn English? Dublin, situated on the east coast of Ireland at the mouth of the river Liffey, is in the perfect location to explore the surrounding countryside and coastline. Ireland’s population reaches around 4.2 million, with approximately 506,000 living in Dublin city, the largest city and the capital of Ireland. With historic and cultural sites everywhere you look, it is no wonder that it is said to be the third most visited capital in Europe.

The city

Dublin is the capital city and the biggest city of Ireland, located in the middle of the Irish coast. The population of the city is about 505 379 inhabitants in 2006. Ireland is largely recognized for its mythical aspect, for its legends and its mystery.

It is a very rich country where you will discover many new things. Besides, Dublin is a cosmopolitan city, rich of events and dynamism.

It is widely admitted that the name of Dublin comes from a Gaelic origin. First of all, Dublin is a cultural centre well-known all over the world for its writers like James Joyce for instance.

Among the monuments and the places you shouldn’t forget to visit there are some museums like the National Print Museum of Ireland, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, three National Museums of Ireland, the Dublin Writer’s Museum, the National Gallery and many others.

The University of Trinity College, created in 1592 by Elisabeth I, has one of the oldest books in the world, the Book of Kells. The Bank of Ireland is located in a magnificent building also.

Many religious monuments are in Dublin and you should not hesitate to have a look to the Christ Church Cathedral, the Saint-Patrick Cathedral. There are also many square and places with many treasures of the Georgian architecture: St Stephen’s Green, Merrion Square, Ely Place, Fitzwilliam Square…

Last but not least you can’t pass through Dublin without having a look to the old Temple Bar, an area famous for the important number of restaurants you can find there.