Oktoberfest is coming…to Atlas!

So you think you know everything about beer and pretzels…but what if we asked you about your dirndl or your masskrug? Nothing? Well, you might want to revise that A.S.A.P, because here at Atlas we will be hosting our own Oktoberfest, and you don’t want to come unprepared. Oktoberfest is known to be the largest … Continued

Get Ready For This Year’s Moon Festival!

On September 13th, one of the biggest Chinese celebrations will take place, second only to the Chinese New Year. It’s the Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival.   Celebrated by many families in East Asia, the Mid-Autumn Festival is deeply rooted in Chinese history. The ancient Chinese observed that the movement of the … Continued

St Stephen's green Park view from above

Dublin City Parks – Our Top 4 To Enjoy On a Sunny Day

Did you know that just like New York City, Dublin has its own famous city centre park? Find out more about one of the largest parks in Europe, and many other Dublin City Parks!   Dublin features more than 30 gardens and parks, which are not only stunning but also – for the most part … Continued

Pancake Tuesday: 7 Fun Facts About Pancakes

Carnival festivities in Ireland are not common. Those, like the Carnival Party in DTwo this Sunday, are undoubtedly influenced by immigrant communities. Pancake Tuesday, or Shrove Tuesday, is a celebration to mark the start of Lent. For Christian communities, Lent is a six-week period of fasting and prayer in preparation for Easter. For these communities, … Continued

Valentine’s Day in Ireland

Roses are red, Violets are blue… Whether you’ve been waiting for it the whole year or find it an overrated commercial con, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! So in this week’s post, we want to take a closer look at this holiday’s history, traditions and, believe it or not, its connection to Ireland! … Continued

Chinese New Year’s celebrations in Dublin!

In just a few days we will be celebrating the Chinese New Year! We are already excited for what’s to come. That’s why we have prepared a short guide about the best ways to spend February 5, 2019 in Dublin for everyone who wants to join the celebrations! The Spring Festival Chinese New Year is … Continued

Christmas in Dublin on a shoestring – A Guide

Christmas in Dublin on a shoestring – A Guide

Let’s face it, waiting for the beginning of the new term can be a depressing time, what with being poor after too much festive fun, not to mention being away from your Atlas family! Never fear, in this final post of 2018 we’re giving you a guide of all the lovely things you can do … Continued

It’s Christmas Time.. Eat, Drink, be Merry!

Christmas time! ‘Tis the season to be jolly and things couldn’t be jollier here at Atlas! We like to celebrate the festive period to the fullest, so this month’s post is all about what we have lined up in our December Social Programme. We can’t wait to celebrate with you!! Keep reading for more information … Continued

Powerscourt Estate and Gardens. Tell me more!

Ireland is known for its multitude of castles, but we shouldn’t forget about the the estates. This month we’re taking a day trip to one of the biggest this country has to offer, Powerscourt. Keep reading to find out more!   A Brief History   Before the 1700s, you would have found a medieval castle … Continued

Halloween – What’s it all About? Get the Frightening Facts.

You may associate Halloween with America, however, did you know you are actually in the land where this celebration originated? Celebrated on October 31st, it was a Celtic festival called Samhain (pronounced sow-in) when communities would come together to dress up and light bonfires to ward off dark spirits and ghosts… This month we’ll talk … Continued