It's the Republic of Ireland's capital and a city with loads to offer. If you are studying in Dublin or are planning to here are 5 things you should know.

Trinity College

Trinity College

Trinity College is packed to the very brim with history and mythology. Did you know that you are not supposed to walk underneath the bell tower unless you are a graduate? 

Trinity College is home to over 1500 students and is ranked in the Top 100 Universities in the world. Thats why it is one of the sought after destinations for foreign exchange students. The top class education and of course the all the other great things Dublin has to offer.    

Grafton Street

Grafton Street

Grafton Street is one of, if not the busiest street in Dublin. It is full of designer shops where you can jump on the latest trends and fashion statements as well as go shopping for jewelry and almost anything else you can think of. It is also home to some of the best restaurants and cafes Dublin has to offer. Its just a hop, skip and a jump away from the aforementioned Trinity College but probably the best thing about Grafton Street is St Stephens Green, a beautiful and serene park where you can unwind from the hustle and bustle and take deep breathes of that pure Irish air. 

The Guinness Brewery

The Guinness Brewery

All stereotypes aside but who doesn't love a pint of "the black stuff" and at The Guinness Brewery you can see exactly how this iconic drink is made. Guinness has Dublin in its heart and you can learn about the history of the company as well as see the factory itself. 

Did I mention that students get in cheaper? Oh I didn't...well they do.

The Night Life

The Night Life

The first thing on any students mind is "Where is the best pub?" and quite rightly so. Dublin has no shortage of great pubs and clubs. If you are into live music then why not check out The Grand Social, Whelans or Vicar Street (which sits on Thomas Street funnily enough.) Don't worry though if bands aren't your thing then there are plenty of traditional pubs and early morning nightclubs around to keep the "craic" rolling till the wee hours of the morning. 

I recommend heading out to Harcourt Street, which is just off Grafton Street. There are some great nightclubs there such as D2, Everyleigh Gardens and  Diceys Garden.

Ireland Itself

Ireland Itself

The Emerald Isle itself is full of stunning places and you can get almost anywhere in around three hours or less. So there is no reason why you can't check out the rest of this fantastic place. If you are looking to relax and take in some of the scenery then why not head further south and see the Cliff of Moher or you can head into Northern Ireland to see the breathtaking Giant's Causeway.  

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