Ireland Discover Ireland Ireland is regarded as a very friendly island on the western European seaboard. We recommend discoverireland.ie for videos of our beautiful landscape, and information about Irish culture. The educational system is regarded as one of the best in the world and hence the name that Ireland is “the land of saints and scholars”.Dublin is a very vibrant, modern and cosmopolitan city. The smaller Irish towns have a charm all of their own. They tend to be more relaxed than the capital.Irish people value family life and many students have remarked on the wonderful time that they have had with their host family here.As an island we have a beautiful coastline with lots of blue flag beaches. These beaches are suitable for a wide variety of activities – lots of fishing opportunities, or just ask Neil about surfing!