Wednesday Day Out: James Joyce Centre | Thursday Day Out: Dalkey | Friday Night Out: O’Reilly’s | Saturday Summer Club: Picnic in the park | Sunday Day Trip: Game of Thrones Tour

Wednesday, 10th August

Visit to The James Joyce Centre

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

Price: €5

The James Joyce Centre is a museum dedicated to promoting and understanding of the life and works of James Joyce.

The Centre is situated in a restored 18th century Georgian townhouse dating from a time when north inner city Dublin was at the height of its grandeur. It hosts two exhibitions. The current one is called ‘Dead’ which includes a display of thirteen ink drawings by Robert Berry. The permanent one is called the James Joyce & Ulysses exhibition. Through interactive installations and three films, you can delve into the novel, its historical backdrop and its publishing controversies and also learn more about Joyce’s life.

Thursday, 11th August

Trip to Dalkey

Meet at the reception at 2pm

DART ticket: €6.15

Dalkey is a thriving seaside suburb and a minor tourist attraction. It was founded as a Viking settlement and became an important port during the Middle Ages. Have a nice and relaxing walk with us in this nice seaside resort!

Friday, 12th August

Pub night: O’Reilly’s

Price: Free in, buy your own drinks

Location: By Tara Street Station

Meet there at 9pm or at the school reception at 8:50pm.

Meet your fellow students, practice your English and enjoy Dublin’s great nightlife. O’Reilly’s is a nice Victorian-age style pub, famous for its good music and cheap pints. What’s not to like?

Saturday 13th August

Au Pair & Summer Social Club: Picnic in the Park

1pm to 3pm – At 5, Talbot Street

Price: Free and open to all au pairs and students!

This Saturday you are all invited to join us for a picnic in the park. Meet us at 1pm at 5 Talbot Street – or at Merrion Park at about 1.15pm. Bring some food for yourself and/or to share with your fellow students. The weather forecast is good!

Sunday 14th August

Day Trip: Game of Thrones tour

Departure: 07:45.

Meet at Hilton Garden Inn (formerly Jurys Inn), Custom House Quay 07:45.

Price: €45

Please note: This trip must be booked in advance. Book at the reception before Thursday lunchtime. Places are limited, early booking is advised!

Although this is a coach tour, please note that the tour includes two location treks, one in the morning at Tollymore forest (3kms), the other in the afternoon at Castle Ward Estate (3kms). Accordingly, this tour is not recommended for anyone with limited mobility. Please wear outdoor footwear and dress appropriately for the Northern Irish weather.

Click here for full tour details

Please also check out the terms and conditions of the tour. (You can ignore the conditions about ‘booking’ because we will look after the booking.)