Irish College of English

The Irish College of English was Established in 1992 and has an excellent reputation as a Quality Education Provider. A positive student experience is at the forefront of our school ethos. In 2015 we were the first English language school in Ireland to be shortlisted for the ‘Junior Course Award’ by Study Travel Magazine. In 2016 we were again shortlisted for the ‘Junior Course Award’ as well as the ‘English Language School Europe Award’ and we have been nominated again for the ‘Junior Course Award’ 2017.

We have Two Dublin Branches, one in Malahide and one in Portmarnock and a Residential Junior Summer Camp at Glenstal Abbey. Both our Dublin branches are within easy reach of Dublin City Centre and are ideal locations for language stays. Uniquely all our Host Family Accommodation is within Walking Distance of our Schools.

We are delighted to announce our partnership with Glenstal Abbey, one of Ireland’s most prestigious residential boarding schools. Our International Residential Junior Summer Camp at Glenstal Abbey provides students with the opportunity to experience life on this historic campus. Glenstal Abbey offers students a unique mix of old world charm and state-of-the-art modern facilities. The campus includes a 19th century castle, which houses the dormitories, library and dining hall, and cutting edge modern additions for the classrooms and sports facilities.

The Irish College of English is managed by Deirdre Rochford and Susan Mc Elhinney, whose approach is innovative and quality orientated. Other key staff members include: Lydia Ackermann our School Operations Manager, Loraine Grehan our School Ambassador, Vicki Kerins our Host Family Co-ordinator, Jane O’Hagan our Academic Manager, Ian Mc Elhinney our Social Activities Officer. Quality is our focus and we guarantee an Exceptional Learning Experience.

Junior and adult students benefit from our Ethos of Full Immersion within the language. Our Academic Approach is focused on building fluency and obtaining a Natural Love of the Language. We focus on progression and promote exams such as FCE, CAE and IELTS as pathways to International recognised competency certification for future study and career options.

At the Irish College of English our Teaching Staff are experienced professionals and all hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and a recognised TEFL qualification. Our premises are modern and we constantly strive to improve our client experience. We are Recognised by ACELS, a Service of Quality and Qualification Ireland, for English Language Teaching (ELT).  We are also members of the Quality Language Schools Promotion Body MEI and as such have learner protection in place.


Irish College of English School Brochure 2018


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