Things to do in Dublin…when you’re sober!

I have heard some visitors say, 'There is nothing to do in Dublin except go to the pub'. Nonsense!It's true, a lot of Irish social life involves alcohol, but we aren't the nation of alcoholics that everyone thinks we are. There is plenty to do in this city if you don't fancy a pint. (What's wrong with you?  ha ha...joking)First of all, don't get locked inside th ...

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ULearn English School Dublin – Gaelic Games

Now that you are in Ireland, you might see some strange games being played either on the TV or in the streets and parks of Dublin. No, it's not hockey (oh please!!) or  handball, its Gaelic Games! The two main games of the Gaelic Athletic Association are Hurling and Football. Hurling, which is officially the fastest game played on grass in the world, is played w ...

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English School Dublin – Live Music

If you are a fan of live music, then Dublin is never boring. Dublin is full of music venues, large and small.Traditional Irish music is big in Ireland and all over the world. Some of Ireland's best-known 'trad' artists include world famous acts like The Dubliners, The Chieftans and Christy Moore as well as more contemporary acts like Kila. These acts have played ...

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ULearn English School Dublin – Six Nations

Hello again!A student asked me today, ' Barry, last weekend I saw lots of people with Welsh jerseys in a pub in the city center singing the IrishNational Anthem. Why?'My answer was, 'The Six Nations'. Yes, it's that time again. Every spring, Ireland, England, Wales, Italy, France and Scotland take part in this annual rugby competition.Each country must play each ...

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ULearn English School Dublin – Cultural Trips

Hello again!Just a quick heads up on Ulearn's cultural activities this week, which involve Food Science and History.If you haven't visited the Science Gallery yet, then you really should! The gallery, which is part of Trinity College, has various exhibitions during the year. For the next 2 months you can enter the world of food with their new Edible exhibition. T ...

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International Dublin Film Festival – ULearn English School Dublin

Hello!If you are a movie fan, then Dublin is the place to be this month. The Jameson International Film Festival 2012 begins on Thursday the 16th of February and promises the best films from around the world.The festival, celebrating it's 10th anniversary this year, promises the best films from Ireland and around the world. Celebrities will be coming to town, inc ...

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Mummies? In Dublin City? ULearn English School

Hi Everyone!This Thursday Ulearn students get a chance to visit Saint Michans Church in the heart of Dublin's inner city.So, what is so special about an old church? Everything! For 500 years it was the only parish church north of the River Liffey. It also contains a huge organ that is believed to have been used by George Frideric Handel when he was writing the ve ...

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ULearners! Listen Up!

Hi All,We just want to remind you to check in with us here from time to time to learn about our weekly social activities, new academic programs, special offers, new school videos, and, well, interesting stuff! From next week the ULearn social calendar is going to get even busier! The following is a sample of a ULearn social week:Monday: We announce the social pla ...

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