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Things to Do While Learning English in Dublin

So here you are in Dublin, capital of Ireland, where Irish heritage and culture is rich and easy to come by. It is worth mentioning that Dublin is one of the best places to learn English while you soak up all that history and warmth the Irish people have to offer. If your travel card is not fully booked yet, read on to find out about a few great things to do while you complete your English course in Dublin.

  1. St. Patrick’s Cathedral: Founded in 1191, the imposing cathedral is the National Cathedral of the Church of Ireland. You might want to take some time to admire the Gothic architecture, whereby the designs are quite intricate. You can visit the cathedral for a small fee, and if you do, don’t forget to check the Door of Reconciliation.
  2. Dublin Castle: A slightly more modern venture, Dublin Castle is none the less worth taking a look at. Built in 1204 on the orders of King John of England, the castle used to be the seat of the UK’s government administration in Ireland. The building is currently used for State dinners and inauguration of Irish presidents.
  3. Guinness Storehouse: If you happen to like the ale, or would just like to learn more about the very popular Irish brew, head over to the Guinness Storehouse. You can book your tickets in advance online for roughly £25, and you can Explore Guinness’ heritage and story, at your own pace. Find out more about the beer’s 1759 history and enjoy the incredible views of the city form the Gravity Bar up top.
  4. The Little Museum of Dublin: The important facts and funny quirks that you need to know about Dublin are all concentrated at the Little Museum of Dublin. The entrance is by guided tour only, but you will get a very detailed and fun story of Dublin. If you are doing a Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour, a ticket to the Little Museum of Dublin is already included!
  5. National Botanic Gardens: If you have more than a few hours to spare from your English lessons, do take the time to have a wander around the National Botanic Gardens. It is totally free and worth the stroll if you check out the Palm House and the Rag Tree, as well as the many native Irish plants.
  6. Chester Beatty Library: This museum a must-see for anyone who has a little bit of time on their hands in Dublin. Consistently top ranked on Trip Advisor, the Chester Beatty Library offers rich artistic collections from across Europe, all the way to Asia. Best of all, admission is free.

There are so many more things that can be done while you’re out and about in Dublin, (in between your English studies of course) like checking out the Dublin Zoo or Trinity College… however much time you have, try and make the most of it, as Dublin is an amazing city to visit! If this post has convinced you to come and learn English in Dublin, check out the available teachers with Homelingua by >> clicking here.