We are located in Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin, Ireland - a beautiful seaside town just 20 minutes from the heart of Dublin. Our summer language school takes place in the Holy Child Community School, 10 minutes away from Dún Laoghaire town centre.
Below you will find information about Dún Laoghaire, Dublin and Ireland.
A picturesque seaport with a bustling centre of high fashion and commerce, Dún Laoghaire is the largest sailing and watersports centre in Ireland. Its famous harbour was built between 1817 and 1860 and has two massive piers, the East Pier and the West Pier, 1.3 km and 1.5 km in length respectively.
There are four yacht clubs along Dún Laoghaire seafront and an excellent array of shops, cafés and restaurants, including two shopping centres, a 12-screen cinema complex and the vibrant Pavilion Theatre.
The Sunday Market in the People's Park is one of the most popular in Dublin.
The area and its surrounding villages are well worth exploring on foot and a series of seven guided walks makes up the Dún Laoghaire Way. There are also special interest trails, including a literary walk (which takes in the James Joyce Martello Tower and Museum) and two archaeological trails. The Maritime Museum is on Haigh Terrace; overlooking the seafront is a famous monument to Christ the King by the renowned sculptor Andrew O'Connor. Dún Laoghaire has its own public tennis courts, bowling green and a sailing school.
Dublin is a beautiful city. Steeped in history, tradition and culture, Dublin's many attractions range from museums and art galleries to the famous Guinness Brewery and Temple Bar. Medieval and Georgian buildings provide the perfect arena for exploring the many shopping centres and places of interest.
Dublin is a thriving cultural centre and was home to the great literary personalities of Shaw, Yeats, Joyce and Beckett. Today it hosts musical talent ranging from the traditional Dubliners and the Chieftains to the more contemporary U2, Van Morrison and Enya.
Dublin is well served by trains, trams and buses and Dun Laoghaire is on the Dart Network. For more information on how to get around Dublin, please see the Dublin Public Transport website website and its rail map.
Ireland, located just west of Britain, is an island of 5 million people. It's less than 300 miles long and 200 miles wide but you will soon discover that this small country has a big heart!
Ireland is a land of beautiful and contrasting scenery with a myriad of inland lakes, waterways, mountains and vast expanses of pretty countryside. In a country so small, the variety of its scenery is a true wonder.
As beautiful as Ireland is, the country's main attraction is its people - their hospitality, their felicitous use of language and their marvellous sense of humour ensure a warm welcome.
A traditional land of saints and scholars, Ireland is today a progressive part of the new Europe. Accessible by air from all major European cities, Ireland enjoys one of the cleanest environments in Europe and a mild and temperate climate.
Irish people retain the old values of warmth, friendliness and family - and love to talk. George Bernard Shaw once said that "the best English is spoken in Ireland". It is no wonder then that many of the most renowned BBC radio and television presenters are Irish-born! Ireland and the Irish will truly win your heart.