Revealing the hidden

Marketing DepartmentExploring Dublin

Dublin’s greatest secrets part II As days are getting longer and (possibly) warmer, we all tend to get a little travel fever. We’d like to explore new places, since in nice weather they tend to be much more spectacular. Plus, we don’t need to wear thick coats with several layers underneath. A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about … Read More

Dublin’s greatest secrets

Marketing DepartmentExploring Dublin

Chapter 1 – The Storyteller If you ever meet a real Dubliner, you might end up having a whale of a time. The only thing you have to do, is to ask. Ask them to recommend you some places. Some good old places. And that’s exactly what I did. I met Liam on my first week at Alpha. At the … Read More

The Beast from the East

Marketing DepartmentStudent Blog

a.k.a. national bread crisis “Let’s go.” “We can’t.” “Why not?” “We’re waiting for Emma.” “I can’t go on like this.” “That’s what you think.”   This is how I imagine a dialogue between people in Ireland and the government would go. Well, at least it seemed like that. Since ancient times, people have always been afraid of the unknown. Unknown … Read More

Dublin Walking Tour

Marketing DepartmentExploring Dublin, Exploring Ireland

Taste of Irish history Last Friday, thanks to our special tour guide Stig, the students of Alpha discovered a lot about amazing Irish history. Even though the Republic of Ireland as a country is not that old, the history of Ireland goes way back. In case you’ve missed that, Ireland was under the occupation of Great Britain for more than … Read More

6 reasons you should study English in alpha college besides learning English

Marketing DepartmentCollege News, Student Resources

There might be many reasons why you decide to go abroad to learn English. First of all, it is surely more effective than taking an English course in a non-English speaking country, since you will be forced to use English for everyday tasks like buying some groceries. But, probably more importantly, studying English abroad concerns much more than “just” learning … Read More

Bloomsday festival in Dublin!

Marketing DepartmentAbout Dublin & Ireland, Exploring Dublin

James Joyce Statue

James Joyce is one of the most famous sons of Dublin, and Dubliners sure are extremely proud of having such an eminent figure among their compatriots. They are so proud of it that each year on june 16th, officially since 1954, the city celebrates Bloomsday, the day depicted in Joyce’s Ulysses. Wait a second, maybe I am going to fast here. … Read More

Visit at the whiskey museum

Marketing DepartmentAbout Dublin & Ireland, Blog, Culture, Exploring Dublin

There aren’t many things that scream “Ireland” more than whiskey. Whiskey is, in fact, not only a delicious liquor, but is also strictly connected with Irish history. Just think that the word whiskey is so old that it comes from the old Irish language, gaelic, Uisce beatha, “the water of life”, which was then mispronounced into whiskey by the Vikings … Read More