Dublin, the capital and most populous city of the Republic of Ireland, encompasses a land area of approximately 115 km2. Situated near the midpoint of the Irish east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey and the centre of the Dublin Region, it is bordered by a low mountain range to the south and flat farmland to the north and west. The city serves a population of approximately 1.8 million within the Greater Dublin Area. and a growing immigration population from the United Kingdom, Poland, Lithuania, China and Nigeria.

The city is bisected by the River Liffey and the city's centre is considered to be O’Connell Bridge with the area on the O'Connell Street side considered to be the North Side and the opposite side as the South. Most of the historical sights, cultural attractions, cafes, nightlife and shops are within a radius of about 1.5 miles of O’Connell Bridge and easy to reach by visitors.
  Several of its landmarks and monuments date back hundreds of years. One of the oldest is Dublin Castle, founded by King John of England in 1204. The Molly Malone statue; the 398 ft conical stainless steel Spire of Dublin; the old iron footbridge Ha'penny Bridge; the 12th century's St Patrick's Cathedral; the Custom House; and Áras an Uachtaráin are some of its popular sights.

The name, Dublin, is derived from the Irish name Dubh Linn, meaning "black pool". It’s modern Irish name is Baile Átha Claith, meaning ‘Town of the Hurdle Ford’ – in reference to the original Iron Age Celtic settlement around 700 BC.

Originally founded as a Viking settlement, it evolved into the Kingdom of Dublin and became the island's primary city following the Norman invasion. The city expanded rapidly from the 17th century, but entered a period of stagnation following the Act of Union of 1800. Following the partition of Ireland in 1922, the new parliament (the Oireachtas) was located in Leinster House. Dublin then became the capital of the Irish Free State and later of the Republic of Ireland.
  The partition of Ireland that followed the War of Independence was ensued quickly by a civil war. Thereafter, Ireland settled cautiously into its new-found freedom; conservative and Catholic, it moved carefully through the 20th century until the 1960s, when liberal thinking emerged the Republic soon joined the European Economic Community in 1973.

Today, Dublin is a modern sprawling city of seemingly endless suburbs with 97% of its residents living within 300 meters of a landscaped park area, such as, the Phoenix Park (home to a herd of wild Fallow deer, Dublin Zoo, and the residence of the President of Ireland (Áras an Uachtaráin)), Herbert Park and St Stephen's Green.

Dublin is the historical and contemporary cultural centre for the country, as well as a modern centre of education, the arts, administration, economy and industry. Being one of Europe’s oldest cities, it has a long history of academic excellence. It is home to a number of leading Universities, Colleges and Institutes of Technology which combine to make it a world leader in the areas of Business, Arts, Science and Technology.

Economic improvements in the 1990s have attracted a large number of global pharmaceutical, information and communications technology companies to the area. Dublin's International Financial Services Centre established in 1987, is today host of half of the world's top 50 banks and half of the top 20 insurance companies.

  Dublin features a very vibrant nightlife , being reputedly one of Europe's most youthful cities, with about 50% of Dubliners being under 25. There are many pubs and popular social spots around the areas of Grafton Street, Camden Street, Harcourt Street, and Leeson Street. The Temple bar area, just south of River Liffey, is very popular among tourists, and is also Dublin's cultural quarter, featuring small arts productions, photographic and artists' studios, many street performers, and small music venues playing live music. Popular shopping districts include Grafton Street's many boutiques, Henry Street's department stores, Stephen's Green Shopping Centre, Jervis Shopping Centre, and the Ilac Shopping Centre. Plus, a thriving street market culture at the historical Moore Street Market with a significant growth in local farmers' markets.  
School Facilities
  DSE Centre: This is the oldest English language centre in Ireland. First established in 1968, this independent, family run school aims to provide you with a high quality programmes, and excellent services.

The Dollard House center is located in the city centre overlooking the river, and immersed in the bustling and vibrant ‘old town’ of Temple Bar. Just walking distance of transport services, main shopping areas, bars and restaurants. This center boasts 28 classrooms, an academic reception, fully equipped library, student room, private study rooms and a computer room with free Wi-Fi access.





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