About DCI

Since we opened our doors in 2004, Dublin Cultural Institute has developed into one of the leading English language centres in Dublin. DCI offers high quality language programmes and a unique location in the very centre of Ireland’s capital city, Dublin.

Students looking to improve their General English, prepare for specific English exams, improve their Business English or conversational skills will find everything at DCI. Our experienced, qualified teachers and all our staff are committed to delivering a personal service to you the student with the highest standards of care.

In 2015, DCI was acquired by High Schools International. Declan Millar, MD and founder of HSI in Ireland and the UK, has a long history in the English language business, having started his career as a teacher of English himself in Germany and Dublin and going on to work as a Director of Studies in a Dublin language school. HSI, since its foundation in 1988, has acquired a reputation as a quality provider of services to the high school industry, with operations in Ireland and the UK, and with partner operations in the US and Canada.

DCI Language School

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Our School Location

Situated on the corner of the iconic O’Connell Street and overlooking the River Liffey, DCI is located right in the centre of Ireland’s modern capital city, Dublin. DCI is easily accessible by all public transport systems – bus, tram and train – and is a short walk from many of the city’s major attractions.

We’re Also Part of Irish History

The DCI building is a ‘Protected Building’. It is regarded as an important piece of Dublin’s history, having played a central role in the Easter Rising of 1916.

Watch archive Footage showing the DCI building after the 1916 Rising –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNPxqV51mxc&feature=youtu.be

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Our Facilities

  • 7 spacious classrooms.
  • Administration facilities and services
  • High speed Wi-Fi available throughout the building
  • A Student Resource Centre equipped with self-access computers and language learning resources, both online and offline.
  • Study rooms available outside of class hours.
  • All levels from Beginners to Advanced (A1-C2).
  • A Cinema Room that’s used throughout the week.
  • Student Common Room with free tea/coffee and biscuits.
  • Maximum 15 students per class, with an average of 11-12.
  • A ‘What’s On E-Notice Board’ – featuring all the latest happenings and upcoming events taking place within DCI and around Dublin.
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Staff

Declan Millar

Declan Millar

Director

I have been involved in the language and study abroad area for over 25 years – and I find it as exciting now as I did 25 years ago. This is not a business you would get involved in without a passion for the transformation that overseas study can and does bring about.

Ian O’Malley

Ian O’Malley

Director of Studies

Embrace this study experience in DCI and in Ireland. If you open yourself to what is different and new, you can be amazed at what you’ll learn, how your English will improve, the relationships you’ll form, what you’ll discover about the culture here and even what you’ll discover about yourself.

Felicity Duncan

Felicity Duncan

Office Manager

Students can talk to me about: Any areas of your academic studies in DCI or any general questions you might have about your stay in Ireland.

Ana Francisco

Ana Francisco

EFL Teacher

Students can talk to me about: Don’t be afraid to ask any grammar questions again and again. Repetition and practice makes perfect! I also love films, and I might have some good recommendations for you.

Aonghus McDonnell

Aonghus McDonnell

EFL Teacher

Students can talk to me about: The nuances of the English language and how it differs from country to country. You’ll be grand. My philosophy is the learning doesn’t stop in the classroom. You can learn everywhere, even the pub! Sláinte.

Daniel Hannigan

Daniel Hannigan

EFL Teacher

Students can talk to me about: Anything English related. My philosophy is that you take the things you are naturally interested in and try to do or read about them through English.

Mark Ellison

Mark Ellison

EFL Teacher

Students can talk to me about: You will find I am interested in all aspects of life, particularly culture, history and music.  

Joe Kelly

Joe Kelly

Marketing Manager

Live life like it is an adventure because anything less is robbing you the chance to discover something wonderful about yourself.