|Set like a jewel, between the Dublin mountains and the Irish sea, Dublin is known as one of Europe's most beautiful cities. In a 2003 European-wide survey conducted by the BBC, Dublin was voted the city most people would like to live in. It is the capital of the Irish Republic with a population of approximately one and a quarter million, of which about half are under 25. Culture and music are everywhere. It is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city with many restaurants, theatres, music venues, art galleries and of course pubs. Every part of Ireland is easily accessible from Dublin.|
Within walking distance of Dorset College Dublin, is Croke Park the traditional home of Irish Sport which features Gaelic (=Irish) Football and Hurling. Croke Park is the home of Ireland's international soccer team. Interestingly, it is also often used as the venue for major stadium concerts featuring artists like Bruce Springsteen, Celine Dion and Neil Diamond.
Mountjoy Square itself, where the Dorset College School of English is situated, has been receiving plenty of attention, as a movie location, over the last few years, after being featured in several films including the thriller TRIAGE starring Colin Farrell and the oscar-winning ONCE, which also won the special audience award at Robert Redford's prestigious Sundance Film Festival in Aspen, Colorado.