Living in Ireland

Ireland is a modern, friendly, and multicultural country renowned globally for providing quality English language education. In addition to breathtaking scenery and friendly people, the country has one of the highest standards of living in Europe. In fact, Ireland was ranked #2 in the UN’s Human Development Index (HDI) in 2020. Read more about it here.

With loads of fun cultural activities and its close proximity to mainland Europe and the UK, Ireland is a popular destination for international education. We love it here, and we think you will too.  

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Quick Facts


Ireland's capital is Dublin, a multi-cultural city with a population of about 1 million. DCAS is located in the heart of Dublin City Centre, close to iconic landmarks such as the Spire and Temple Bar.

Time Zone

Ireland's time zone is Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) zone.

Official Languages

Ireland's official languages are English and Irish.

Currency and Minimum Wage

Ireland's currency is the Euro (€) and the minimum wage is €10.20 per hour as of 2021.


Ireland has a mild oceanic climate. All year average temperatures are 1 – 6 C° (35 - 45 F°) in winter and 20 – 25 C° (65 - 75F°) in summer. May and June are the sunniest months with an average of over 7 hours of sunshine per day.