Like local boy Oscar Wilde’s Dorian Gray, Dublin is youthful and hedonistic. The city which inspired the wit of George Bernard Shaw, Jonathan Swift and Wilde is a hub of creativity and invention, where an estimated 50% of residents are under 25. Three universities attract students from all over the world, while the heaving pubs of the cobbled Temple Bar district keep them entertained. Take the plunge: learn English in Dublin with ESL.
Sitting at the mouth of the River Liffey, the capital of the Republic of Ireland is probably the most welcoming capital city in Europe. The stream of tourists that come, enjoy a couple of pints of Guinness and then leave bleary-eyed and full of tales has done nothing to dim the welcome that visitors receive. The last decade saw Dublin become a rich city, only to fall back down to earth with a bump. But, predictably, the locals take it all in their stride. What’s to worry about when you have good company, great food and plenty of free entertainment on the streets every day? There is a long tradition of storytelling in Dublin and it won’t be long before you are captivated by stories of heroes and rogues, beauties and charmers, all told with the gorgeous Irish accent.
During your English course in Dublin, you will find plenty to entertain you, whether in the excellent shops of the Northern Quarter or in a crowd of 82,000 at Croke Park, the local Gaelic sports stadium. The nightlife is everything you would expect of a major city, not only around the famous Temple Bar, but in the areas around South William Street and Camden/George's Street, which are favoured by locals. Dublin is a city of dreams, a city of magic and a superb place to learn English.