Studying in Ireland

Dorset College, Dublin is located close to the city centre in beautiful Georgian buildings. Study in elegant spacious rooms with access to excellent facilities. The college has grown into a vibrant centre for learning, which caters for the needs of International Students from all over the world.  We provide a wide range of facilities to meet the needs of learners.

Student Life in Ireland

At Dorset College Dublin we aim to create an environment, which is supportive, student friendly and designed to meet the needs of international students, academically, culturally and socially. Dorset College offers students a unique atmosphere in which to learn English.

Dublin 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.  Coupled with the fact that Ireland is regarded as the friendliest country in a worldwide pole conducted by Lonely Planet travel publishers in 2007 www.lonelyplanet.com, it is not surprising that it attracts young people from all over the world to sample the social, cultural and educational experiences that are available.  It is a city of culture steeped in literary and musical greatness, with luminaries such as Joyce, Beckett and Wilde and groups such as U2, the Chieftains and Van Morrison promoting the unique Irish heritage. 

Situated 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.  Leisure and entertainment is never far with many restaurants, theatres, music venues, art galleries, pubs and much more. Every part of Ireland is easily accessible from Dublin.  The temperate climate is ideal for pursuing outdoor leisure and sporting activities

Ireland

Ireland

  • Ireland is an independent Republic of over four million inhabitants.  Traditionally known as the land of Saints and Scholars, it is a young vibrant country with a long and prestigious tradition in education.  Among the earliest writers to acquire distinction was Jonathan Swift, famous for his satire Gulliver’s Travel.  Ireland has indeed provided the world with many of the great names of English Literature – W.B. Yeats, G.B. Shaw, James Joyce, Sean O’Casey, Patrick Kavanagh and Samuel Beckett.  It has often been claimed that the best English is spoken in Ireland. 
  • Also, in the area of the Arts, our traditional musical heritage is alive and well and continues in the music of The Chieftains. The music of U2, Westlife, the Corrs, Enya and Van Morrison is known worldwide. Irish Dance, for so long a well-kept secret in Ireland, has over the last decade exploded into a world-wide phenomenon with the global success of shows like “Riverdance”, “Lord of the Dance”.
  • 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.

Dublin

  • 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 our National game of football, Gaelic Football (Gaelic meaning Irish) and also Hurling a game played with a specially formed wooden stick called a “hurley” (called a Cáman in Irish) and a small ball called a “Sliothar” which has raised ridges . Croke Park is also the current home of Ireland’s international soccer team and also can be used as the venue for major stadium concerts featuring artists like Bruce Springsteen, Celine Dion and Neil Diamond.
  • Dorset College School of English is situated on the east side of Mountjoy Square, once Dublin's premier Georgian area, and comprising 1.8 hectares. This park was originally created by the Developer of the Square, Luke Gardiner, Lord Mountjoy around 1800, as part of his grand concept which envisaged the great sweep of Gardiner Street down to the Custom House. Mountjoy Square itself 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.