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.

We’re also a 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 –


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.

  • 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.