Tuesday Workshop: English through Music | Wednesday Film: ‘Die Hard’ | Friday Night: CHRISTMAS PARTY | Au Pair Club: Hot Chocolate and Cookie Decoration | Sunday Day Trip: Christmas Fair and Ice-Skating

Tuesday, 6th December

Tuesday Workshop Series: Learn English through lyrics of popular songs

At 5, Talbot street

From 2pm to 4pm

Price: Free and open to all students!

It’s Christmas time and why not learn some English through the lyrics of a Christmas tune! You will go through the lyrics of the Christmas song ‘Fairytale of New York’ by the Irish band, The Pogues and featuring Kirsty MacColl. 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, 7th December

Film: ‘Die Hard’

At 2:30pm at 45, Parnell Square West

Room #2


Here’s a classic among Christmas movies. Don’t miss our showing of ‘Die Hard’, a 1988 American action movie, starring Bruce Willis. Short plot: On Christmas Eve, NYPD Detective John McClane arrives in Los Angeles. He hopes for a reconciliation with his estranged wife, Holly, at the Christmas party of her employer. McClane is driven to the party by Argyle, an airport limousine driver but the party is disrupted by the arrival of Hans Gruber and his heavily armed team…


This is Deputy Chief of Police, Dwayne T. Robinson, and I am in charge of this situation. Dwayne T. Robinson
Oh, you’re in charge? Well, I got some bad news for you *Dwayne*, from up here it doesn’t look like you’re in charge of jack shit. John McClane

Comfortable seats and popcorn guaranteed! A real cinema experience in the school and for free!

Friday, 9th December

*** Christmas Party ***

Price: Free in, Free Christmas treats, buy your own drinks

Location: Nealon’s Pub, 165 Capel St, Dublin 1 (It’s near the river and we’re in the room upstairs)

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

Join us for one of the best parties of the year! Get together and celebrate the end of the year with your fellow students and wish them a happy Christmas!

There will be Christmas treats, goodies and a DJ!

Don’t forget to wear something Christmassy as there will be special prizes for the best Christmas jumper/outfits!

Saturday, 10th December

Au Pair Club: Ginger bread men decoration & hot chocolate

1pm to 3pm – At 5, Talbot Street

Price: Free and open to all au pairs!

Christmas is near and we want to make sure you all are in the Christmas mood! So what’s better than decorating delicious ginger bread men and enjoying a freshly made hot chocolate? Join us to wish other au pairs a Merry Christmas and to chit chat with them enjoying the Christmas atmosphere!

Sunday, 11th December

Visit to the Dun Laoghaire Christmas Festival on Ice

Meet @10:20 outside the school at 5, Talbot street

Price: €15 ice-rink admission fee; €6,15 DART ticket

Please give us confirmation of your participation by Saturday lunchtime at the school reception or by email.

This Sunday it will be a little bit different from most Sunday trips: we’re not going too far away from Dublin as we will be exploring Dun Laoghaire, a coastal suburban town just half an hour far away from the city centre where we will visit its Christmas Festival on Ice.

Meeting point is at 10:20 outside the school at 5 Talbot Street. (It’s closed on Sundays!)

Once we are all there we will go together to catch the DART that will bring us to Dun Laoghaire from Conolly station. We will explore the traditional Christmas markets, have some lunch or a coffee together and go ice-skating if you fancy it!

It does not get more Christmassy than this!