Monday: Music Workshop | Wednesday: Dublin’s Libraries | Friday Night: The Long Hall | Saturday Au Pair Club: Café | Sunday Trip: Greystones to Bray Cliff Walk

Monday, 20th November

Monday Workshop Series – Learn English through the lyrics of popular songs

At 45 Parnell Square West

From 2pm to 4pm

Price: Free and open to all students!

Learn English through the lyrics of famous songs! This week you will go through the lyrics of the song ‘Castle on the Hill’ sung by Ed Sheeran. Focus on the pronunciation of the words, through listening and reading exercises, and on their meaning. Get the general sense of the song and discuss it. Hear it here

Wednesday, 22nd November

Chester Beatty and Marsh’s Library

Meet at 2pm at the reception at 5 Talbot Street.

Price: €2 entrance ticket to Marsh’s library with student ID – FREE for Chester Beatty

Tour of Dublin’s libraries.

The Chester Beatty Library is in the grounds of Dublin Castle and is renowned for its outstanding collection of Asian and Middle Eastern art. It currently hosts the exhibition “Francisco Goya: The Disasters of War”, prints depict the guerrilla warfare, famine and political disillusionment which followed Napoleon Bonaparte’s invasion of Spain in 1808.

Step into the eighteenth century by visiting Marsh’s Library and explore this perfectly preserved library of the early Enlightenment, with its original oak bookcases, housing more than 25,000 rare and fascinating books.

Friday, 24th November

Pub night: The Long Hall

Price: Free in, buy your own drinks.

Location: 51 South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2

Meet there at 9pm or at 8.50pm at the school reception

Literally a long narrow hallway snug, this is one of Dublin’s oldest, most beautiful and best loved pubs, abundant in traditional charm and exuding genuine Victorian originality. And they sell beer.

Au Pair Club: Café

1pm to 3pm – At 45 Parnell Square West

Price: Free and open to all au pairs!

Cakes, tea, coffee, plenty of chat, good fun and a lot of other Au Pairs to meet at the Au Pair Club!

Sunday, 26th November

Greystones to Bray Cliff Walk

Price: €9.95 DART return ticket

Departure: 10:30am outside the school at 5, Talbot street.

Please note: Let us know if you are joining us by communicating it at the school reception or by sending us an email! There is no need to pay in advance.

The Cliff Walk from Bray to Greystones has some of the most stunning views of the East Coast. The walk is about 7 kilometres, starting from the bandstand on the Promenade and ending at Greystones harbour. The walk takes about 2 hours to complete and is suitable for all abilities. The Cliff Walk follows the railway line so you can conveniently return to Dublin on the Dart reliving the view from the comfort of the train! The Cliff Walk is home to numerous types of seabirds and various types of colourful wildflowers that add to the natural beauty of the walk. The keen observer might also spot dolphins, black harbour porpoises and basking sharks swimming in the waters around the cliffs. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes!

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