Dublin city life
Students say Dublin is truly a European capital, where you can never get bored. The city centre has a metropolitan feel to it, managing to combine the old with the new.
While studying in Dublin, you should not miss the opportunity to visit: the superb Dublin Castle, Kilmainham Gaol museum, Guinness brewery, the National Gallery of Ireland, Leinster House, Croke Park, St. Patrick’s cathedral, James Joyce Centre or Ha’penny Bridge spanning the River Liffely.
To experience the city as Dubliners do, you should warm up with some Irish stew, walk around the peaceful Trinity College, attend the Six Nations Rugby tournament, savour a pot of colcannon (an Irish potato and kale dish) and rent a bike to cycle in St Stephen’s Green (Dublin’s favourite city park).
International atmosphere in Dublin
Dublin is a truly international capital and friendly with foreigners. The city hosts many minorities and receives over 3.5 million tourists annually. Most visitors come from mainland Europe and Great Britain, followed by North American and Asian tourists. In recent years, Dublin has experienced a significant level of immigration, which helped creating a mixed environment within the city. The largest communities of expats come from England, Poland and Lithuania, as well as from India, Pakistan, China and Nigeria. If you plan to study or settle in Dublin, you will hardly feel a stranger and you will have the opportunity to experience many different cultures.
Dublin has a maritime climate, with no extreme weather conditions. From cool, wet winters to warm summers, the weather can be often unpredictable in Ireland’s capital. In the spring, temperatures average 10 - 15°C (50 - 59°F), while during summer the average gets over 18°C (64°F).