I had a really nice host family and I really enjoyed my stay in their house. It’s where you learn things about the real Irish life
Unique ‘boutique’ schools
We believe your learning space should be an inspirational one. ISI occupies two uniquely styled year-round centres in Dublin. Our original school is located in the city centre in an 18th century stone warehouse, converted into a school in 2001. Its interior combines original stone walls and wooden floors with a sleek and modern design. The walls are covered by inspirational art pieces and murals by local artists. Both upcylced and designer furniture are used in the student recreational areas to create a ‘cool café/bar’ feeling.
Our new city centre school is housed in a beautiful redbrick Georgian building just 10 minutes’ walk from Meetinghouse Lane. The building combines large & ornate period rooms with modern furniture & artwork to create a wonderful new learning space. The area around the school is steeped in Irish history, with many of the neighbouring buildings playing host to significant scenes of the Easter rising of 1916.
Looks Inside 4 Meetinghouse Lane
Our original school is located in the fruit and vegetable market quarter, right across the river from the Temple Bar Cultural hub.
In addition to its fruit and vegetable stalls, this ‘left-bank’ area is home to many small art studios, curiosity shops, independent cafés, ethnic restaurants, an art-house cinema and some of Dublin’s most authentic traditional Irish music pubs. The bustling Henry street shopping area lies adjacent, featuring all the top high street names. Cross Grattan Bridge and you’ll find yourself in the internationally-renowned Temple Bar. Its cobblestone streets are lined with a combination of charming pubs, cafes, restaurants, independent theatres, designer crafts stores, music venues and night clubs.
Within a short walk from the school you can visit The Guinness Storehouse which produces the world-famous black beer and is one of the country’s biggest tourist attractions. Nearby, you can also learn about Ireland’s signature whiskey, Jameson, which originated at a local distillery.
A little further on, you can visit one of the largest public city parks in Europe, the Phoenix Park, a great place to escape the maddening crowd, visit the zoo or rent a bike and go spotting some of the park’s hundreds of resident deer! In summer, thousands of people go there to lie in the sun, play football or have a picnic.
Tired of the city? Then every Saturday you will have the opportunity to visit some of Ireland’s most famous landmarks on an ISI tour, including the Cliffs of Moher, the Giants Causeway, Connemara and Glendalough, stopping at famous castles, farms and historical sites along the way.
Looking for the best place for your studies? You have found it. ISI in Dublin is the place to be!