Dublin Centre of Education has developed a range of activities and student clubs to ensure our students get the most out of their experience and enjoy every minute. The weekly DCE Social Programme includes at least one afternoon activity each week, and some evening and Saturday events. These activities are very important to help you integrate and make friends. If you are studying in an afternoon programme, you will still have the option of attending some student clubs and evening/weekend activities. Check out our Facebook page for photos of recent events:click here.

Free Social Evening Events

There is plenty to do in the evenings! Each week we offer one of the following:

  • Irish sing-a-long
  • Irish dancing
  • Pub crawl (adults only!)
  • Irish music and dance show

Free Walking Tours of Dublin and Welcome Reception

Every Monday afternoon you can take part in a walking tour of Dublin, which could focus on one area:

    • Temple Bar Tour
    • Docklands Tour
    • Dublin’s Green Parks


Free Cultural Excursions

You can learn about Dublin and its rich culture and history by taking part in our free excursions:

    • Trinity College
    • Dublin Castle
    • Museum of Modern Art
    • Archaeological museum
    • National Art Gallery
    • National Museumof Ireland Collins Barracks


Paid Cultural Excursion

Of course not everything is free, there are some great destinations which require an entry fee. We offer these once a week: Cost: €7–10

    • Guinness Storehouse
    • Kilmainham Gaol
    • Christchurch Cathedral
    • Jameson Distillery
    • Dublinia Viking Museum


Saturday excursions

Every Saturday all year round students may go on excursions all over Ireland:

Weekly. Cost: €25–35

    • Wicklow
    • Kilkenny
    • Belfast/Giant’s Causeway
    • Connemara
    • Cliffs of Moher


The above are examples and are not an exhaustive list – we may offer different activities and excursions not listed here.