About Us - Dublin & Ireland

Experience Ireland for yourself

Dublin the capital of Ireland is a vibrant city, enjoying all the amenities of a large cosmopolitan city and the atmosphere of a small town. With a young dynamic and well educated population, of which 40% are below 25 years of age, it is the English Language destination of choice.

Situated between the Dublin Mountains and the Irish Sea, Dublin is known as one of Europe's most beautiful cities. It is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city with many restaurants, theatres, music venues, art galleries, pubs and much more. Culture and music are everywhere. Every part of Ireland is easily accessible from Dublin and the temperate climate is ideal for pursuing outdoor leisure and sporting activities.

Ireland is an independent Republic of over four million inhabitants. Traditionally known, for centuries as the land of Saints and Scholars, it is a young, vibrant country with a long and prestigious tradition in education. Ireland has provided the world with many of the greatest names in English Literature – W.B. Yeats, George Bernard Shaw, James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, Jonathan Swift, Patrick Kavanagh, Samuel Beckett and the late Seamus Heaney who won the prestigious “A Poem for Ireland” on March 12th 2015.

The sonnet When All The Others Were Away at Mass by Seamus Heaney
topped the poll as the best-loved Irish poem of the past century.

Also, in the area of the Arts, our traditional musical heritage is alive and well and continues in the music of the Chieftains, U2, Westlife, the Corrs, Enya and Van Morrison. Ireland’s weather is temperate, never too hot or cold. In Ireland, students can enjoy traditional Irish food, drink, good music and easy access to the lovely countryside. These factors together with the warmth and friendliness of the Irish people help to ensure that Ireland offers students a unique atmosphere in which to learn English.

Dorset College is conveniently located only 10 minutes from Dublin city centre and main thoroughfare O Connell Street. Buses from the airport pass through Dorset Street to reach the city and we are only 10 minutes from Connelly train and bus stations.