We are students at Escola del Treball vocational school in Lleida and we are studying administration and finance. We took part in a school trip to Ireland promoted by the Plan for foreign languages Vocational Training program. We are going to tell about our experience During our stay in Dublin (February 26th to March 4th), we followed the following program:
– In the mornings we went to the Apollo Academy for an English course, we were split into two groups according to the level of each student. We also learned a lot about the history and culture of Ireland.
– in the afternoons, we met with our tutors and classmates for afternoon activities with a guide, such as: visiting the city, the Phoenix Park, the St Patrick’s Cathedral, Howth, etc.
– Finally, we had some free time which we took advantage of to venture around the city on our own, using the transportation cards we were given. This allowed us to put our English more into practice.
We would also like to highlight the role of our host families. We are grateful to them for their kindness, and we keep a lovely memory of them.
Dublin is a vibrant and charming city located in the heart of Ireland. The city has a rich history and a strong cultural identity that is reflected in its architecture, music, and art. Visitors to Dublin are sure to be captivated by the city’s lively atmosphere and friendly people.
One of the highlights of Dublin is its lively pub scene, which is famous around the world. The pubs are not only great places to enjoy a pint of Guinness, but they are also hubs for live music, storytelling, and socializing. Visitors should definitely check out some of the city’s historic pubs, such as the Brazen Head, which claims to be the oldest pub in Ireland, and the Temple Bar, which is located in the city’s trendy Temple Bar district.
Another must-see attraction in Dublin is Trinity College, which is one of the oldest universities in Europe. The college stunning architecture and historic library make it a popular destination for tourists and for locals. The library is home to the famous Book of Kells, a beautifully illuminated manuscript that dates back to the 9th century.
Visitors to Dublin should also take the time to explore the city’s many parks and green spaces. The Phoenix Park is one of the largest urban parks in Europe and is home to many attractions, including the Dublin Zoo and the Áras an Uachtaráin, the official residence of the President of Ireland. Other notable parks in the city include St. Stephen’s Green and the Iveagh Gardens.
Overall, Dublin is a fantastic destination for anyone looking to experience Irish culture and hospitality. The city is full of history, music, and charm, and visitors surely have a great time exploring all that it has to offer. Whether you’re interested in history, art, or simply enjoying a pint with friends, Dublin is definitely worth a visit
In conclusion, it was an incredible experience that we will never forget.