Monday Workshop: English and Literature | Wednesday Day Out: Cliff Walk | Thursday Day Out: National Botanic Gardens | Friday Night Out: Czech Inn | Saturday Summer Club: O’Connell Street History | Sunday Day Trip: Guinness Storehouse

Monday, 22nd August

English Literature Workshop

2pm at 5 Talbot Street.

FREE

The latest in a series of workshops exploring the English language through the works of great Irish and English writers. This week: Jonathan Swift. Join Ilaria in a reading of Swift’s satirical essay, ‘A Modest Proposal’.

Wednesday, 24th August

Cliff Walk from Bray to Greystones

Meet at 5 Talbot Street at 2pm

DART ticket: €9.70 (return)

A quick train-ride to the seaside town of Bray, from where we’ll embark on a stroll along the cliffs to the neighbouring town of Greystones. Enjoy spectacular views of Dublin Bay while getting a bit of exercise with your fellow students.

Thursday, 25th August

National Botanic Gardens

Meet at 5 Talbot Street at 2pm

FREE

Depending on the weather we’ll walk or get a bus (approx €3) to the National Botanic Gardens, home to Ireland’s floral treasures. We’ll explore the greenhouses and take a stroll around the grounds on what the weatherman promises will be a beautiful day.

Friday, 26th August

Pub night: Czech Inn

Price: Free in, buy your own drinks

Location: East Essex Street, Temple Bar

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. The Czech Inn is a, well, Czech inn. Exotic beers, a lively dancefloor, pool, foosball and an international crowd.

Saturday 27th August

Au Pair & Summer Social Club: Ireland’s Main Street – An Architectural History

1pm to 3pm – At 5, Talbot Street

Price: Free

It’s right next door to the school – Ireland’s main street, O’Connell Street. The history of its buildings is explored from an architectural point of view in an exhibition and we’ll go along to check it out. Learn more about Dublin’s main thoroughfare at this fascinating show.

Sunday 28th August

Day Out: Guinness Storehouse

Departure: 10:30.

Meet at 5 Talbot Street

Price: €12.50

Please note: This event must be booked in advance. (We have to tell the Storehouse how many of us will be going) Book at the reception before Friday lunchtime.

Depending on the weather, we’ll walk or get a bus to the world famous Guinness Factory where we’ll begin the Guinness Tour, Ireland’s most popular tourist attraction. See how the black stuff is made and then enjoy a pint yourself in the Gravity Bar at the top of the building, from where there are magnificent views of the city.