After a week of studying English at City Language School, we like to encourage our students to get out into the city itself and see what it has to offer. There is always something to do in this small but lively city and that’s why we love it so much. At City Language School English School Dublin, we let our students know what’s going on in the great city (aka town) and this week we have a look at three events that are happening near Dublin City Centre and further afield.
Pastimes in Past Times
17, 24 August, 2:30pm – 4pm National Botanic Gardens of Ireland, Glasnevin
If you have a long beard and are into making green tea then this tour might just be for you. Back in the day when people had no mobile phones, computers, gameboys or even skateboards what did they do in their spare time? This fascinating look at plant-related hobbies and pastimes in times past, includes a look at mushroom collecting, jam making, wood for sports, musical instruments and exotic plant growing. Even if you don\’t hitch yourself to the tour the Botanical Gardens is a wonderful place to spend a morning or afternoon. The tour costs €5 but if you just want to visit the garden it is free.
Learn About The Liberties
Exhibition at Pearse Lyons Distillery, Dublin 8
The Liberties just up the road from our city centre location in Dublin and it is one of the most lively and fasciating parts of the capital. A new exhibition at the Pearse Lyons Distillery brings the whole area to life. You can discover some of the many stories of Dublin\’s most fascinating heroes and villains buried in the 800 year old graveyard surrounding the distillery.
As well as the many trades of brewing, distilling, boot-making and biscuits you can learn about the heritage of Irish Whiskey and its recent return as one of the world\’s most loved spirits. This exhibition is free of charge.
(Ends 25th August)
Sing for FREE Whiskey!
Karaoke with an Irish Twist (FREE Whiskey!), Grafton St, Dublin 2
This certainly is something different and if you are looking for something new to do on a Friday night this just might be the ticket.
The Irish Whiskey Museum is located two minutes from City Language School in Dublin City Centre and they are offering a truly Irish take on Karaoke. you can choose from The Dubliners, Rory Gallagher, The Cranberries, U2, The Script and many more and when you sign up for your first song and you get a free tasting of whiskey on your way up to the stage.
Join them every Friday, 8-11pm in McDonnell\’s bar at the Irish Whiskey Museum. Bar open until 11.30pm.