Padraig with his Pick of the Podcasts

Padraig O\’Beirne has been teaching English for over three years and has been a cornerstone of the teaching team here at City Language School for almost two.

Originally from Roscommon, he has lived in Dublin for the last few years. Popular with his students, Padraig became famous during lockdown as the host of the Pints with Padraig Zoom Sessions. These were a very important outlet for many students during the first COVID-19 lockdown and helped many students to stay in touch with their friends and practice their English.

We managed to sit down with Padraig recently and chat to him about some podcasts that he recommends as part of out TEACHER RECOMMENDS series.

Padraig is a big fan of Louis Theroux

\”I\’m really enjoying Grounded with Louis Theroux,\” he says. \”It\’s a brilliant podcast. Louis Theroux is a very famous documentarian. In his podcast he interviews a new celebrity guest every week about their life and how they have been managing life in lockdown. The podcasts are funny, interesting, deep and informative, and his accent is definitely much easier to understand than my next podcast suggestion.\”

\”If students are interested in learning some ‘Irishisms’, I recommend \’The 2 Johnnies\’ podcast. It’s a great example of Irish humour and discusses all aspects of modern-day Irish culture. Their accents may take some getting used to. But stick with it and you will enjoy it.\”

Your Language School in Dublin City Centre

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.