Things to know before coming to Dublin

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Dublin is a cosmopolitan city. When you come, you will not only hear the Irish-people with their particular English accent (or maybe even the Irish language), you will hear Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Japanese… well, you catch my drift. You will be amazed by how many people from around the world walk around the streets and make Dublin into a wonderful…

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Gaeilge: the Irish language

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You came to Dublin to study English, but maybe before you arrived you weren’t aware that English isn’t Ireland’s national language, it’s actually Irish (or how it’s called in Irish: Gaeilge). Curiously, even when that language is taught in schools to every Irish kid, it is only used in everyday life by small percentage of the population. Every official sign…

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The Garda and the emergency services

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You have possibly noticed that the police in Ireland are not called policemen, they don’t have a police department or… well, nothing police-related. Instead they are called An Garda Síochána (or Garda for short), and if you didn’t guess already that’s Irish, and it means “the guardians of peace”, which(if you ask me) is pretty poetic. And they take the…

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Irish Slang and Jargon for Beginners

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Hey, you! Yeah, you. Are you in Ireland but you can’t understand the locals? Have you tried your best to study English, but every time you talk to an Irish person you end up perplexed and confused? Understanding Irish people cannot be achieved only by learning English and getting used to their particular accent. No, you’d still feel lost at times…

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Getting around in Dublin

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Dublin is a relatively small city, and depending on where you’re going (and if you like walking), you can go on foot. After all, it is a great (and convenient) way to exercise while you enjoy and get to know the city. But let’s be honest, sometimes we cannot walk, maybe it’s the weather, maybe we are late, or maybe…

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