Studying Abroad in Dublin for French Students
Dublin, in the Republic of Ireland, has a well-deserved reputation as a wonderful city to live and a perfect place to begin your studies abroad. This great city has all the benefits of being part of Europe, as well as the beautiful scenery and cheerful atmosphere unique to Ireland and its people. But before you make the short journey over from France, there are a few things you should know.
At the moment, non-essential travel between France and Ireland is not advised, but don’t worry as your trip is classed as completely necessary. However, you will need to have a negative or not detected result from an RT-PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before your arrival in Ireland. You’ll be asked for evidence at the airport and if you can’t provide it you won’t be able to board so make this a top priority.
You’ll need to fill out a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form before you arrive. There’s a chance you might have to complete a 14-day hotel quarantine period when you arrive, mainly if you’ve been in a restricted country recently. However, these rules are subject to change so it’s important that you check the most up to date information on the Irish government’s website.
If you do need to quarantine in a hotel you’ll need to arrange this in advance through the Irish government’s mandatory quarantine portal. Make sure you are prepared for this quarantine as you’ll be able to have online deliveries sent to your hotel, but you won’t be able to go out, so plan some activities you can do safely at home.
Nightlife In Dublin
After this it’s time to enjoy the beautiful city of Dublin. You’ll notice plenty of wonderful pubs and bars on every street, often featuring live music. There is currently a debate in the Irish parliament over the reopening of pubs. The current plans are for them to be open for outdoor service from 7 June and indoors from 5 July, but this could be delayed further. Don’t worry, there’s plenty more ways to entertain yourself in this cultural hotspot.
Dublin’s Rich History
Leading attractions include The Little Museum of Dublin off St Stephen’s Green, showcasing the fascinating history of Dublin in detail, with exhibits and artefacts about real people’s lives through history. The Little Museum also operates walking tours around Dublin, allowing you to get to know the city intimately thanks to their team of engaging guides and storytellers.
The James Joyce Centre is a museum and study centre dedicated to the legacy of the ‘Irish Proust’. Here you can engage with some fascinating exhibitions including the Joyce Study, a recreation of the environment in which Joyce wrote Ulysses between 1914 and 1922.
The Great Outdoors
Dublin’s Phoenix Park is an immense green space, popular with joggers, bicyclists and friends meeting up for picnics. It’s also home to Dublin Zoo, a vast collection of animals and environments, including hugely popular sections such as Wolves in the Woodland, The Orang-Utan Forest and Sea-Lion Cove.
Another must-see destination is the historic Dublin Castle, which was built back in the Middle Ages on top of a former Viking settlement. A stunning work of medieval architecture, today it houses many government offices as well as a rich and fascinating collection of artwork and antique furniture, plus rotating seasonal exhibitions.
But these are just a small selection of the good times waiting for you in one Europe’s most-loved cities. Head here to take the first steps to your exciting new life studying and living in our Dublin properties.