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20 Must know Irish Text Abreviations

Being an Intern in Ireland

I know, I know… packing everything and leaving your family and friends is one of the most difficult things in the world. But let me tell you; it is also one of the best decisions you will ever make. Of course, you know what you leave behind, but you don’t know what the future holds and this...

Dee’s English Tips #1 – Idiomatic Expressions

            Problems with Idiomatic Expressions…? One of our BEC Vantage students recently mentioned that he struggled to understand idiomatic expressions, which are frequently used in his workplace, both at meetings and in emails.  Idiomatic speech is normally defined as an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of...

Irish Independent on Malahide!

  Irish Independent National Newspaper 19th April 2015 The reasons why you should consider a move to nautical Malahide Enda Sheppard Ever met a persn who grew tired of living in Malahide? With its long coastal walks, imposing 12th century castle and leafy publicly accessible grounds, fine marina, excellent pubs and restaurants, kitschy hanging baskets...

Lorraine’s Dishes – Dublin Coddle

                          Lorraine’s Dishes – Dublin Coddle Hello Folks, Lorraine here, I love cooking and hosting students. It exposes me to so many different cultures and gives me a great chance to learn about exotic dishes from across the globe and in exchange I...

Eggs-actly!

Have you ever wondered why we associate Easter with chocolate? Is this just a smart marketing  tactic by large food producers or was the humble egg referred to in the Bible? Well it seems it is a little bit of both.  Some people associate eggs with new life, especially the pagans who celebrated the  new...

Turning Green

St Patricks Day is fast approaching and it is a great way to experience the atmosphere, music, dance and culture that the Irish people are so well known for.  There will be local and national events over the festival period of March 14th – 17th.  Our neighbouring town of Swords will be hosting a parade...