Ireland is a dynamic, lively and modern country with a young population and a successful, technologically orientated economy but it remains a country where music, conversation, culture, traditions, time to relax, listen and make friends matter. A country with cultured, cosmopolitan cities renowned for its beautiful, unspoiled countryside and scenery. The capital of Ireland is Dublin. The official currency of Ireland is Euro.
Ireland is renowned worldwide for its friendliness and its welcome to visitors. A strong sense of community abounds. Ireland is a highly developed democracy with a modern economy. The Irish economy is particularly strong in the areas of software development, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and international services.
Ireland is beautiful – much of the countryside remains unspoiled providing an excellent natural habitat for a flourishing flora and fauna. Ireland’s landscape provides a rich environment for the many outdoor leisure pursuits for which it is famous. Watersport, hill walking, rocking climbing and caving are just
a few of the many activities which can be enjoyed when taking a break from study.
Climate and weather in Ireland
Winters are very soggy and damp and showers are common all year round. The wettest month is December. Summers are cool and pleasant, the most sunshine being experienced in May and June. Winters, apart from being wet, are mild with the mercury rarely dropping to freezing point. Snow is unlikely.
Why study in Ireland ?
• Irish education is of the highest international quality
• It prepares people for success
• It has close links to industry and is characterized by creativity, flexibility, agility, pragmatism and informality
• Education was a key factor in making Ireland one of the fastest growing economies in the world over the past decade
• Investment in research and “4th level” education is a key plank in developing Ireland as a knowledge society in the new global economy
Above all, Ireland has one of the best education systems in the world according to the independent IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2009 (ranks 8th)
Dublin City University
Dublin International Foundation College
Dublin Business School
Dublin Waterford Institute of Technology
Trinity College Dublin
University of Limerick
Dundalk Institute of Technology
Institute of Technology Carlow
Dublin Institute of Technology
National University of Ireland,
Athlone Institute of Technology
Cork Institute of Technology
Limerick Institute of Technology
American College Dublin
University College Dublin
University College Cork
National College of Art and Design
National University of Ireland
Royal College of Surgeons
National College of Ireland (NCI)