Learn English in Ireland and have a wonderful holiday
Have you thought about taking a holiday in Ireland and learning English at the same time? The Atlas Summer School Programme in Dublin is the perfect option if you want to learn English in Ireland.
During July and August, students aged 11 to 17 years can join a summer language programme which includes English, daily social activities and a great selection of excursions. This renowned homestay programme has been running since 2007 with the school located in a suburban part of Dublin, in the grounds of a private school.
Students stay in homestay accommodation which is a really popular option. Living with native speakers provides so many extra opportunities to practise English outside the classroom, in real-life everyday situations. Homestay also allows students to participate in the country’s customs and habits. All this additional language learning is such a bonus!
Atlas believe that the best language learning experiences happen in and outside the classroom. This is why they have designed a social and cultural programme which offers the chance to learn English and have fun during your holidays. Social events and excursions at the weekend add so much more to your summer study programme in Ireland.
Excursions and tours to try when you learn English in Ireland
The Dalkey to Killiney Scenic Walk
This walk from Dalkey to Killiney offers the most beautiful views of the Dublin mountains and the islands around the south coast of the city. From this beautiful backdrop, you can enjoy wonderful views across the whole of the city. Walking and enjoying the lush, green countryside will literally take your breath away and make you want to return to Dublin again and again.
A day in Kilkenny
Located in central Ireland, Kilkenny is approximately 1h 30 from Dublin. It’s a medieval city with so much history. The main attraction of the city is Kilkenny Castle, one of the most visited sites in Ireland.
Within the castle estate, there is an art gallery and outside two large gardens where the Irish love to gather together for a picnic. If you love history this really is the tour for you.
A Visit to Kilmainham Gaol (Jail)
Visit one of the largest unoccupied jails in Europe and feel the atmosphere in a place that is part of Irish History, dating back to 1796. Kilmainham Gaol was closed as a prison in 1924 and now hosts a museum and offers guided tours of the building. An art gallery on the top floor exhibits paintings, sculptures and jewellery made by prisoners from jails across Ireland.
Shopping and sightseeing on O’Connell Street
This is the city’s main walkway and offers an opportunity to enjoy all the sights and sounds and hustle and bustle of Dublin life. It’s usually busy with people shopping or off to one of the city’s many restaurants. O’Connell Street also houses one of the most beautiful and iconic buildings in Dublin, the General Post Office building, designed in 1818. This really is one of Dublin’s major attractions and a must for all tourists visiting Ireland’s capital.
Kayaking on the River Liffey
What could be better than paddling through the gentle waters of the river of Liffey (River of Life)? It flows through the heart of Dublin and offers a fantastic and unique way to take in some of Dublin’s most famous attractions.
No experience is needed, and this will give you a view of Dublin and an experience of sight-seeing like no other. If you want to enjoy the summer by visiting Dublin and join a unique summer school programme in Dublin, then check out the opportunities with Atlas Junior Dublin.