A Very Irish Christmas: A List of The Best Irish Christmas Traditions

As you turn on your favourite Christmas songs playlist and choose the perfect ugly Christmas sweater to wear on the day, have a look at this post about seasonal Irish Traditions. You will see that the Irish surely know how to prepare for Christmas… From the festive lights, to the enormous trees and the wonderfully … Continued

New To Dublin? Here Is Our Top 10 Best Apps For You

Whether you are planning your first studying experience and you are thinking of travelling to Ireland, or you have just landed and need some help to get around the lovely city of Dublin, this is definitely the right guide for you!  Make the most out of your stay in Dublin, never miss a bus and … Continued

The History Of Portobello House

Everything you need to know about our school’s building in Dublin City. You have seen it under the pouring rain and during the sunniest of days, you know every creaking door and uneven step, you have looked through every window and visited all floors…or have you? It’s time you take a deeper look into our … Continued

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

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Improve your English on our trips: Bray and the Sea Life aquarium

The social programme here at Atlas Language School means you can visit lots of interesting places in Dublin and further afield. In this series of blogs, you can learn some vocabulary that you can use when you visit these places, or some phrases related to these places that you can try to add to your … Continued