Even though the summer is drawing to a close, there are still plenty of exciting things to do in Dublin this September! No matter what you’re interested in, you are sure to find something to take your fancy while you are studying English with us here in Alpha College this September. Culture Night Friday 16th September This night of entertainment and … Read More
Once every four years, an extra day is added to the calendar at the end of February. The Irish version… In Ireland, if a woman asks a man to marry her on February 29th, he cannot refuse! According to the legend, St Brigid struck a deal with St Patrick to allow this to tradition as sometimes it would take too long for … Read More
This year (2016), Ireland will be celebrating the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising which is a pivotal point in the history of Ireland and our move towards independence. There will be many events throughout the year to celebrate the anniversary, obviously with a particular focus on events around Easter time and the Spring. If you go to dublinrising.withgoogle.com you will be … Read More
After being the centre of information in Dublin Airport’s Terminal 1 for over 10 years, the huge flight information board in the departures area is to be removed and replaced with 15 flight information screens. The change is part of an overall programme to modernise Terminal 1, which is more than 40 years old. Dublin Airport spokeswoman Siobhan O’Donnell said “The … Read More
This year the EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology) have granted another edition of STEP INTO INNOVATION course, which is within the Climate KIC program. This course is aimed at innovative and creative people and aims to learn how to turn an innovative idea into a reality (products, services, methodology) and give out in the consumer market.
At a recent awards ceremony, Dublin’s very own Guinness Storehouse was crowned the top visitor attraction in all of Europe, beating such iconic as the Eiffel Tower, Buckingham Palace and The Colosseum of Rome. The Guinness Storehouse in Dublin has welcomed over 13 million visitors through it’s famous gates since it opened in 2006 – and many of those visitors have … Read More
Oxford University Press released an update of the new words being added to OxfordDictionaries.com For new words to be added, Oxford Dictionaries must have evidence that the word is being widely used in the English language. The words listed below are some of the words that have been added to the web version of the dictionary – we will have … Read More
Firstly, let me explain the term ‘guilty pleasure’ A guilty pleasure is something that you enjoy when you know you shouldn’t. The Eurovision is mine. The Eurovision Song Contest (to use the full title) started in 1955. This year is its 60th year. The most famous winners are ABBA, who won in 1973 for Sweden, with ‘Waterloo’ and Celine … Read More