Gap Year in Dublin, Ireland

This quirky city is filled to the brim with history, charm, and character.


    Fall: 40-60 °F
    Winter: 35-45 °F
    Spring: 50-60 °F




    English, Gaelic

Cobblestone streets, wind-swept castles, lively pubs—these snapshots of Dublin are just a few of the many things that give the city its old-world charm.

But Dublin’s most famous feature by far is its people, who are known for their friendliness and wit. While living in Dublin, you’ll become well-acquainted with what the Irish call craic—a word that loosely translates to “fun,” with banter, humor, intelligence, and cutting insight all rolled up into one.

As the Silicon Valley of Europe, Dublin's teeming tech start-up scene injects the city with energy, innovation, and a lively, young population.

Check out the libraries. Dublin has been home to some of the most famous writers of the English language. Its literary heritage stands out especially in its beautiful, storied libraries like the Long Room at Trinity College (pictured above).

Enjoy a live music performance. Live music is a huge part of the Dublin’s city culture. Whether you go to a dive bar or an elegant venue, be sure to experience this scene at least once while you’re there.

Walk along the cobblestone alleyways. There’s no better way to get a feel for Dublin than to wander through its streets. You’ll find endless bookstores, cafés, and pubs with a classic old-timey feel.

The iconic Temple Bar pub is known for its live music and hip, artistic crowd.

Take a day trip to the Cliffs of Moher. These majestic cliffs are a must-see for anyone visiting Ireland. It takes about 2.5-3.5 hours to get there from Dublin, depending on your mode of transportation.

Meet a deer friend at Phoenix Park. Yep, you read that right. Wild deer have been roaming the grounds of Phoenix Park since the seventeenth century. If you’re lucky, you might even get to see one up close.

Visit St. Patrick's Cathedral. This architectural beauty is a well-known landmark of Dublin. Founded in 1911, it was built on the spot where St. Patrick himself is said to have baptized the first Irish believers into Christianity.

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