It was great to get the chance to chat to our Director of Studies Aoife Harrington for our Teacher Recommends series. Aoife is a big fan of the arts in Dublin and loves to get to gigs and go to the theatre when she has free time. At the moment she says she is “perfectly happy walking and gardening” and she loves nothing more than tasking a stroll around the wonderful Botanic Gardens with music blaring on her headphones. This week, Aoife tells us about a podcast and a book, both about Dublin, that she would recommend students check out.
“Three Castles Burning by Donal Fallon is a podcast about Dublin’s local history,” says Aoife. “The topics are really varied and often respond to something that is being talked about locally in the news. Each episode is only twenty-five to thirty minutes long and so they are perfect for keeping you entertained on a commute or a short walk. I love the mix of topics from architecture, social history, famous Dubliners, to lesser-known places of interest, and more.”
“A good book to read when living in Dublin is Fallen by Lia Mills. It follows the life of a young Dublin woman as she occupies herself with a project documenting the history and meaning of Dublin’s monuments in 1914. This was a time of great unrest in Dublin and the novel describes Katie’s world in the run-up to the 1916 rising, the greatest turning point in the fight for Irish independence.”
City Language School is right in the heart of Dublin City Centre. Dublin is the proud and vibrant capital of Ireland and with its cosmopolitan and modern feel, it has repeatedly been voted Europe’s friendliest city by Trip Advisor. Dublin boasts strong links with literature, music, dance and storytelling. As you walk through the streets of Temple Bar, you can absorb the musical tradition which spills onto the streets from the many bars and restaurants; truly a city of enormous beauty! Dublin is surrounded by breath-taking natural scenery that will leave you with lifelong memories. It is perfectly located on the eastern coastline of Ireland and is a convenient gateway to the rest of Europe.
We are conveniently located in the heart of Dublin on Dame Street, giving you easy access to the whole city of Dublin as well as bus and tram lines for you to get around.