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STUDY HIGH SCHOOL IRELAND

A High School year in IRELAND Destination facts ✔ Old castles, forts, monuments and ruins ✔ 95% of Irish people are Roman Catholic ✔ School uniform is required in most schools ✔ Schools usually available to non-EU students Ireland consists of two countries – Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom, and the […]

STUDY HIGH SCHOOL IRELAND

A High School year in IRELAND

Destination facts

✔ Old castles, forts, monuments and ruins
✔ 95% of Irish people are Roman Catholic
✔ School uniform is required in most schools
✔ Schools usually available to non-EU students

Ireland consists of two countries – Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom, and the Republic of Ireland. The city of Dublin ranks among the top tourist destinations in Europe and has an abundance of tourist attractions.

Schools in Ireland are of high class and our Irish host families are warm-hearted and caring. The exchange students will attend school in exactly the same way as the Irish students. The student will be a new member of the host family and is therefore required to participate fully in family life.

Ireland, the Emerald Isle, is famous for its beautiful countryside with rolling green hills, steep cliffs and sandy beaches. In Ireland the past is very much part of the present, its residents and its vibrant culture.

Language requirements

ELTiS test.

 

 

Accommodation

• Both parents work. Traditional families, single parents, “patchwork families”.

• Student should build his or her own social life and finds own hobbies.

COUNTRY INFORMATION Country:
Republic of Ireland (Eire) Capital city:
Dublin Area: 27,130 square miles / 70,280 square km
Population: 3,900,000
Language: English and Irish (Gaelic)
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Time: GMT / UTC
Electricity: 220 volts, 50 cycles alternating current (AC) – wall outlets take plugs with three prongs Country dialing code: +353
Religion: mainly Roman Catholic
Ireland consists of two countries – Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom, and the Republic of Ireland; the two countries are fully independent of each other and have different governments, money, education systems and immigration laws.
The Republic of Ireland has a long and rich heritage and visitors to Ireland will enjoy an array of historic places to visit that include Christ Church Cathedral, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin Castle, Malahide Castle, Ardgillan Castle and Demesne. Dublin, Ireland’s capital city, lies on Dublin Bay and overlooks the Irish Sea that divides Ireland and Great Britain.
The city of Dublin ranks among the top tourist destinations in Europe and has an abundance of tourist attractions. Other interesting places to visit in the Republic of Ireland include Cork, Derry, Limerick, Tipperary, Galway and Waterford – famous for its glass-making industry.
From bizarre lunar landscapes and the mighty Atlantic to labyrinthine caves and crystal clear waterways, discover Ireland’s breath-taking beauty. The lunar landscape of the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland may have been caused by volcanic eruptions and cooling lava, but legend tells a different story. The Causeway (A UNESCO World Heritage Site) is a mesmerising collection of tightly packed basalt columns that run from the cliffs of the Antrim Plateau right down to the sea. Similar stones on the island of Staffa in the Scottish Hebrides led the ancients to believe that it was the work of giant Finn MacCool, who made County Antrim’s Causeway as a pathway to Scotland, where a rival giant lived. Ireland enjoys over 1,448 km of spectacular coastline, surrounded by the mighty Atlantic on the west and the Irish Sea on the east. As well as towering cliffs, clear fresh waters, pristine sandy beaches, and an abundance of opportunities for the watersports enthusiast, the coastline enjoys lively fishing villages with some of the best seafood in the world. At 344 km in length, the River Shannon is the longest river in the British Isles and one of the finest in Europe.
Winding through an area of outstanding natural beauty, this unspoilt waterway flows from the Shannon Pot on the slopes of the Cuilcagh Mountains in County Cavan to Loop Head in County Clare, where it meets the Atlantic. Rich in glorious scenery, filled with prolific wildlife, and dotted with pretty villages, the Shannon Erne Waterway is the longest navigable waterway in Europe, and is a paradise for nature lovers, boating enthusiasts and those who prefer the quiet life. The Irish culture has taken thousands of years to develop, so cherish every moment of your cultural discovery.
Did you know that the Irish love traditions? So much so, in fact, that the country is full of them – from eating colcannon (a mixture of cabbage and mashed potatoes) on Halloween, to wearing something green on St Patrick’s Day. Two of the most enduring and internationally famed, however, are traditional music and Irish dancing. Traditional music can be heard all over the country from city centre pubs to rural festivals