First impressions about Dublin

Marketing DepartmentAbout Dublin & Ireland, Blog

Hi everyone! I’m the new Marketing intern and I’m (kind of) new in town! Before coming to Ireland I was soooo excited about this country and its green nature – and I still am! Actually, before really establish myself in Dublin, I visited several cities in Ireland (yes, I really love traveling!) and I really advise you to go around … 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

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

Hill of Tara and Trim Castle

Marketing DepartmentAbout Dublin & Ireland, Blog, Exploring Ireland

Trim Castle

One of the ways to fully get a grasp of a foreign culture is to learn about its past. If you’re staying in Dublin, you are lucky: at less than one hour drive from the capital, there are two of the most representative places in Irish history, both for their symbolic and cultural value: the Hill of Tara and Trim … Read More

Traditional Irish Music

Marketing DepartmentAbout Dublin & Ireland, Blog, Culture

It is incredible how, despite its dimension, Ireland managed to preserve such a strong tradition and impose its culture on the rest of the world, considering it has a small population of 4 million people. One of the most recognisable features of Irish culture is surely its traditional music. Even to those who don’t know anything about Ireland, a beat … Read More

Six whys of the Irish culture

Marketing DepartmentAbout Dublin & Ireland, Culture, The Irish And...

Irish symbols

I find Irish culture to be extremely fascinating. Probably it’s because, being Ireland an insular Country, it managed to preserve many of its peculiarities, probably it’s just because I’m foreign and everything seems weird to me. Whatever the case, I often find myself, with a mixed feeling of curiosity and confusion, wondering “But why?”. I thought it would be interesting … Read More