Dublin, galway AND CLARE LOCATIONS FOR 2017
TEENAGE STAGE 2017 LOCATIONS..
The most westerly island in Europe. It is 450 km long and 300 km wide and is divided into the Republic of Ireland. Ireland enjoys a rich diversity of ethnic groups and cultures. English is spoken by everyone in Ireland and in some areas Irish is spoken also.
Dublin, capital of the Republic of Ireland, is on Ireland’s east coast at the mouth of the River Liffey. Its historic buildings include Dublin Castle, dating to the 13th century, and imposing St Patrick’s Cathedral, founded in 1191. City parks include landscaped St Stephen’s Green and huge Phoenix Park, containing Dublin Zoo. The National Museum of Ireland explores Irish heritage and culture.
Galway, the largest county in Connaught, is celebrated in song and story throughout the world and takes centre stage on Ireland’s western seaboard. A spectacularly beautiful county, it is a medley of contrasts - the wildest and remotest of countryside teamed with one of Europe’s most vibrant and popular cities. Drawn as if by a magnet, visitors come again and again, captivated by this most special of Irish counties.
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With its mix of urban cool, lush parkland, sweeping coastline and hip designer boutiques, Dublin, Ireland’s capital city, pulsates with energy while still retaining a warm, laid-back atmosphere.
One of Europe’s most thrilling capitals, it offers all you could want from a city break with history, culture, entertainment, excellent shopping and an endless choice of pubs and restaurants.
Thankfully, seeing all of Dublin’s sights needn’t cost the earth, either, as you can save money at over 30 attractions around the city by purchasing your Dublin Pass before you go.
Its reign as European Capital of Culture may have come to a close, but Cork is still without a doubt one of the hottest city break destinations in Ireland within the Cork/Kerry region.
Delve into this perfectly sized urban hub, and you’ll be rewarded with an astonishing array of excellent restaurants, chic bars and lively pubs, a strong local flavour and seriously good summertime festivals.
With its compact size, picturesque location between mountain and coast and fascinating history, Belfast, in Northern Ireland, is a defiant city that has emerged from decades of strife into a vibrant, buzzing destination.
This beautiful Victorian city has plenty to offer – you can check out where great ships like the Titanic were built, marvel at the architecturally impressive City Hall and Queen’s University, or immerse yourself in Belfast’s sparkling city life with hip boutiques and smart stores.
Cool and comfortable new design hotels mean Belfast is now a stylish and affordable place to stay, while a glut of excellent gastro delights have placed the city firmly on the culinary map of Europe.
Best of all, Belfast’s charming old pubs make an atmospheric spot to wile away an hour, or two.
Galway is one of the most chilled out spots in Western Europe. Despite being a city, it feels like a big town with its easy attitude and cool bohemian vibe.
Known as the City of the Tribes, after the 14 affluent tribes who ruled during the middle ages, this thriving city is the most westerly in Europe and enjoys a strong artistic heritage and a flourishing arts, music, theatre and film scene.
Summer in Galway is a never-ending stream of excellent festivals and eating, drinking and entertainment all taking place outdoors in the balmy air of this warm-hearted city.
Enjoy the atmospheric pubs in this West of Ireland city, the beautiful location at the edge of Galway Bay, the pretty medieval streets and the lively weekend markets with a city break you’ll never forget.
Limerick is the Republic of Ireland’s third largest city and has a beautiful location on one of Ireland’s most picturesque rivers, the Shannon.
Conquered by the Vikings in the ninth century, this bustling modern city has a rich medieval past, which resounds around its ancient streets.
As well as the internationally renowned Hunt Museum with its exceptional art collection including works from Picasso, da Vinci and Renoir, Limerick also boasts a wonderful medieval precinct with the famous 800-year-old King John’s Castle.
A bustling, vibrant and exciting destination, Limerick is packed with excellent shops, wonderful restaurants and some enjoyably indulgent accommodation and makes a great base for exploring the excellent surrounding sights.
This city boasts a commanding presence next to the meandering River Suir. A hotbed of history and heritage, this strikingly beautiful city was founded by the Vikings in 853AD and experienced a further exciting architectural overhaul during its 18th Century expansion.
Despite it being one of Ireland’s oldest, Waterford City is a fabulous blend of ultra-modern shopping centres, pedestrianised walkways, lively traditional pubs and highly acclaimed gourmet restaurants. And the city promises to delight and impress the senses without relinquishing its unique local spirit.
It's not without its world-renowned attractions, too. Home to the exquisite Waterford Crystal, not many visitors return home without acquiring some hand-blown glass perfection.
Additionally, Waterford City has a long theatrical and musical tradition. The Waterford Light Opera Festival, Waterford Spraoi Festival and the Hullabaloo International Children’s Festival are sure to put a spring in the step of people of all ages, making this one of the most vibrant cities in the country to sojourn for a few days or more.
"Thank you so much to you all who did such wonderful work with Ella and all the other kids. We were so impressed and moved by the production and Ella was full of stories and excitement which has been missing from her life for a long time. It was the best therapy she could have had, worth every penny" Lucy Bingham, Parent, Dublin, July 2017
"This summer school is creative, fun and exciting, Well thought-through, artistically, educationally and administratively as a joyful learning experience for teenagers! I wish you every possible success with it, as I'm sure it will be! Lucky participants, something to really enjoy and look back on with pleasure and a sense of real achievement"
Dr. Adrian James PhD
Head of Cert H.E. in Theatre Arts (Southend)
East 15 Acting School. University of Essex.
"Elena, 13, was the only Italian girl on Dublin's Teenage Stage 2017 and it was her very first experience abroad by herself.
She got to meet lovely new friends from Ireland and greatly enjoyed both rehearsals and free time.
The final show was just amazing and one cannot help wondering how those kids could prepare it in just one week.
It made us love Sweeney Todd, a musical that we had never properly appreciated."
Gianluca Di Lorenzo, Parent, Italy, July 2017
"Sadhbh has been filling me in on every minute detail. She had a wonderful experience with you and benefited hugely from the opportunity to be part of the production of Sweeney Todd. The entire experience from start to finish (every detail of which has been shared in last 48 hours) was nothing short of superb. Less than 51 weeks to next year! I'll be checking out the website for Teenage Stage 2018 and Sadhbh's name will be added to list as early as is humanly possible" Edel Meaney, Parent
"Emily had a great time and couldn't stop talking about the camp, rehearsals and her friends. It was a big step sending her away and it was brilliant! We will be interested in next year so please keep us posted. We also enjoyed the show very much, it was great to see all the talents but most of all we are grateful that Emily was part of the group and felt included all the time" Izabela O'Brien, Parent
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Bobby White, Parent, Dublin, July 2017
"Congratulations on a fantastic summer school. My son Harvey had an amazing time and is already talking about coming back next year!" Claire Dolan, Parent
"I have returned from holiday and Sadhbh has been filling me in on every minute detail of her time in Galway. She had a wonderful course and gained hugely from the opportunity to be part of of Sweeney Todd. The entire experience from start to finish ( every detail of which has been shared for the last 48 hours) was nothing short of superb)
Less than 51 weeks to next year! I'll be checking out the website for details of Teenage Stage 2018, and Sadhbh's name will be added to the list as early as is humanly possible"
Edel Meaney, Parent, Tipperary, July 2017
"Natasha had an excellent summer school, it's done her the world of good and the production was brilliant, especially impressive as you only had seven days with them, thank you" Annemarie Walker, Parent
"Thank you for the email and opportunity for early booking. Nyika was so enthusiastic last summer, she really wants to participate again this year. I have sent in the booking form for her. We were equally impressed with the whole organisation, supervision and support of the summer school and have no hesitation to recommend it to friends" Rita, Parent, Carlow
"Cameron really enjoyed the concept of putting on a show in a week and had never done anything like this before! He was thrilled by the experience so thank you to all the very professional and caring team" Iris Campbell, Belfast