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English Language Schools in Ireland

This Ireland section of our Good School Guide has details of over 50 English language schools located all over the Republic of Ireland.
Inclusion in the Guide is by recommendation, and we generally list only those schools which are:
  • recognised by ACELS, the Irish Government's accrediting agency, and

  • members of MEI-RELSA, the Recognised English Language Schools Association.

How to find a school

There are four ways to search for a school in the Guide:
  1. Keyword Search: use the search box in the left side panel to enter one or more keywords: all schools in the Ireland section will be searched.

  2. Browse by region: Click one of the regions on the map of Ireland to browse an A-Z list of all schools in that region.

  3. List all schools: browse the full A-Z list of over 50 schools in this Ireland section.

  4. Advanced Search: use this detailed search page to look for particular locations, courses, examinations, facilities or other features.
All these options are available in the left side panel on every page of the Ireland section of the Guide.

Our Current Recommendations

Below is our current selection of recommended schools in Ireland. This short-list changes from time to time and usually includes both private language schools and public universities and colleges.
Aspect International Language School (Dublin): located in Temple Bar, Dublin's popular new social centre for young people, Aspect offers courses throughout the year, a nine-month Academic Year program and a university placement service. Aspect is an international group of schools.
Centre of English Studies (CES) (Dublin): Established in 1979, CEA takes pride in the care and attention it gives to students and clients. Two city centre locations near Trinity College and Grafton Street, Dublin's fashionable shopping and restaurant area. General courses, examination preparation, teachers courses, and high school programme.
Education Through English (ETE): Based in Dublin, ETE offers a complete range of high school programmes at schools throughout Ireland - residential, homestay, academic year, semester, etc. Part of Study Group International's "World High Schools" Programme.
Horner School of English (Dublin): A family-run school in Fitzwilliam Square, the elegant Georgian area of Dublin, offering a variety of courses, including general, intensive, business, specific purpose and exam preparation. Mini stays and an Au Pair Program are also available.
Icon International (The Irish Education Group): A specialist English language and educational services company offering a wide range of language and educational programmes in Dublin and around Ireland: General English, Examination Preparation, Executive English, Work Experience, Junior Vacation Programmes, High School Programmes, University Preparation, and other options.
Nations Language Training Centre (Cork): Nations specialises in Business & Technical English for executives and professionals on a one-to-one basis or in small groups. Courses are individually designed with the focus on communication and job-specific language. On the south coast, the historic city of Cork is the republic's second city.
North Mon Language Institute (Cork): A small friendly school in modern purpose-built premises in Cork city. Courses available all year, with a choice of examination options. Lots of personal attention in a "home from home" atmosphere.
University of Limerick Language Centre (Shannon region): English language courses year round and during the summer on the University of Limerick campus, with excellent learning, sports and recreational facilities. General English, Business English, English for Specific Purposes and English for Teachers. Limerick is a historic city close to Shannon Airport.
West of Ireland Schools of English (WISE) (Western region): The school is located in a splendid Victorian building in the centre of Ballina, Co. Mayo, home town of Ireland's former President Mary Robinson. Excellent facilities and a wide range of courses and examinations. Homestay or self-catering apartments.

But remember ... the above list is just a short selection. English Forum's school database has details of almost 60 English language schools all over Ireland. To search our database, you can:

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Useful Websites

Ireland.com: Good general web portal for Ireland

The Irish Times: Today's issue of Ireland's best newspaper.

Other online Irish newspapers include: The Independent, The Cork Examiner, The Munster Express, The Belfast Telegraph, The Galway Advertiser, The Western People, The Clare Champion, The Mayo News, The Longford Leader, The Sunday Business Post

Lonely Planet Guide to Ireland: good guide for young people.

Rough Guide: Ireland: another great online guide, full of information and advice. Don't miss the section on Dublin

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