To understand Ireland, you’ve got to understand “the craic”. Gaelic for “fun” or “good times”, the word itself was borrowed from the English “crack”, converted into Gaelic and then sent back across the Irish Sea and around the world. You’ve got to experience the craic at first hand to see how it sits at the heart of Irish culture. And you certainly will experience the craic during an English course in Ireland!
Lush green countryside rolls across the small but famous island. Nourished by the vastness of the Atlantic Ocean, you will not find a more beautiful place to have an afternoon hike than Galway on the west coast or Cork in the south. For an authentically Irish experience, make sure that the hike takes you past a proper Irish pub and settle down for an afternoon of Guinness and banter. You’ll never look at one of those international “Irish pubs” in the same way again.
A nation of thinkers and drinkers, Ireland has made a huge contribution to the literary world through giants like Oscar Wilde and James Joyce. Learn English in Ireland with ESL and maybe you’ll feel the inspiration behind their masterpieces. Dublin is one of the most exciting and enjoyable cities in Europe and a fantastic place to learn English. For another experience, away from the tourists, head north of the border to Belfast and explore a city that is still an undiscovered treat, where locals are delighted to meet visitors and will take you under their wing. There’s never been a better time to visit Ireland!