I studied at ECA for 4 years, did Erasmus for one year. Graduated a year ago. I've got nothing but good things to say about it. Anyone that left for the Mac or Bartlett after third year regretted it deeply.
They've got the best studios in the UK, which they strictly insist you work in every day, if you're not there you're out.
The fact that ECA is an Art collge is really important, I really miss the trip through the sculpture court to get to the Architecture Dept.
The tutors vary like in any school, but there is no specific design agendas like there is in alot of other schools. The decision not to repeat the Leaving Cert and stay in Ireland, and go to Edinburgh instead was one of the best I ever made!!