Unique ‘Irish Buddy’ summer school

Our unique ‘Buddy system’ where we match your students with Irish teenagers. Students have 15 hours of formal English tuition each week plus conversation classes with their Irish Buddies. This helps to increase each students confidence in speaking English and encourages conversation with each other. Our afternoon activities, with the Irish students, further develops your student’s language skills.

What is included?

  • Full board residential or Host family accommodation
  • 15 hours of English class per week
  • Irish student buddy system to practice their English with every day
  • Language assessment test on arrival and departure http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams/
  • All materials and books
  • Full afternoon activity programme with ‘Irish Buddies
  • Evening activity programme both off and on site for residential   students
  • Airport transfers from Shannon Airport: www.shannonairport.ie/
  • One hour of supervised study and diary writing each evening with their  buddy
  • Fully insured school
  • Certificates of attendance
  •  We offer a wide variety of exciting and different games and activities each afternoon.

See * below for more details

Students are taken on various cultural excursions at the weekends

We are based on a small family farm with our own residence, classrooms and activity centre.

Our residence has a capacity of 25 beds and we also offer very friendly Irish host family accommodation in the locality to those who would prefer to stay with a family.We are fully insured.

We provide 4 differnent english teaching levels with all books etc. provided. Our 2, 3 and 4 week courses begin at the start of July every year and finish at the end of August.

* Activites include the following;

Canoeing, Raft building, Orienteering, Navigation Skills, Archery, Assault ropes course, Obstacle course, Human foozball, Airsoft, Fishing, cycling, Nature walk, Night walk, Kite flying, Irish Olympics,Hockey, Gaelic Football,Hurling, Rounders, Advanced Frisby, Water Volleyball, Soccer, Capture the flag, Long Puck, “Its a knockout competition”, Badminton,

Cultural activities include Irish Arts and crafts, Irish music and Dancing, knitting, Irish Cooking ie. Irish Stew, Irish soda bread, scones and jam making from the fruits of our gardens.

 Off campus activities

Sample Summer school programme

Week 1
Morning Afternoon Evening
Sunday Collection at Airport Settling in Residence or family Getting to know you sessions
Monday Assessment Level of English Buddy introductions and team building exercises Guided Tour of Limerick
Tuesday English Classes Irish Traditional Dance workshop Board Games
Wednesday English Class Sports and Games Badminton
Thursday English Class Ball Games Volleyball
Friday English Class Raft building and canoeing Quiz
Saturday Full Day excursion to Bunratty Castle and the Cliffs of Moher Archery
Sunday Relaxing Morning with late breakfast Visit to Crescent Shopping Centre Irish sports
 Week 2
Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday English  Class Irish Singing and Music workshop Trampolining
Tuesday English  Class Visit to Art museums Irish arts and crafts
Wednesday English  Class Tennis
Thursday English  Class Kite flying
Friday English  Class Treasure hunt Cycling
Saturday Full Day excursion to Killarney and Muckross House and Gardens Singing
Sunday Relaxing Morning with late breakfast Excursion to Cultural Centre Drama
 Week 3
Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday English  Class Table tennis Mini Golf
Tuesday English Class Irish Dancing Bowling
Wednesday English Class Irish football Painting
Thursday English Class Hurling Jam making
Friday English Assessment Certificate presentation Farewell Disco
Saturday Full Day excursion to Galway city and Salthill Beach Movie night
Sunday Depart for Airport

Cultural trips

King John’s Castle http://www.shannonheritage.com/KingJohnsCastle/

St Mary’s Cathedral Limerick http://www.cathedral.limerick.anglican.org

Galway city.

http://www.discoverireland.ie/places-to-go/galway

Burren region.

 http://www.burrennationalpark.ie 

Cliffs of Moher. 

http://www.cliffsofmoher.ie

Bunratty Castle.

http://www.shannonheritage.com/BunrattyCastleAndFolkPark/

Village of Adare.

http://www.adarevillage.com.

Muckross House.

 http://www.muckross-house.ie

Torc Water  in Killarney.

http://www.killarneynationalpark.ie

Wild Atlantic way.

 http://www.wildatlanticway.com

Future developments include a zip line, Maze Labyrinth,

Contact us by email at mailto:highschoolireland@gmail.com

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We offer english language programmes to international students in a student-friendly safe environment. We have been in existence since the early 1980’s and have vast experience in dealing with international students from a variety of countries.