3rd July - 7th Aug


11 to 17 years old


Glenstal Abbey, Limerick


Residential English & Multi Activity Programme

Glenstal Abbey Residential Programme

Your Fluency Starts Here!

Glenstal Abbey is one of Ireland’s most famous Residential Boarding Schools. Students attending our International Junior Summer Camp at Glenstal will experience life on this amazing campus.   Students are immersed into the way of life in a historic Irish Boarding School and learn new life skills, challenge themselves and gain confidence, respect and independence.

Perfect Location – The Wild Atlantic Way

Our location in Limerick offers students the best possible West of Ireland experience. Students can enjoy the regions highlights while living in our beautiful campus residence.

Best language school in ireland 2019 award by students

Award Winning School

We were delighted to be voted Best Language School in Ireland 2019’ by students based on Google and Facebook ratings. Uniquely, this Education Stars Award is based on student ratings only. We were also shortlisted for ‘Best Language School’ in The Irish Education Awards 2020. In addition we were the First language School in Ireland to be ever shortlisted for the Study Travel Magazine Star Awards – Junior Course Under 18’s Global Industry Award in 2015 and were again shortlisted in 2016. 2017 and 2019. We were also shortlisted for English Language School Europe in 2017 and 2019.

We were honoured by Malahide Chamber of Commerce in 2014 with the ‘Service Excellence Award’ for a clear demonstration of excellent and consistent customer service and in 2016 with the ‘Organisation of the Year’ Award.

Summer 2021 and Covid 19

Our Summer Camps will go ahead in 2021 with enhanced safety and cleaning protocols to ensure we follows all guideline surrounding Covid 19. We hope by next summer the Pandemic will be under control and teenagers can once again take part in Educational camps abroad and continue their English language path to fluency.

We are also have a ‘2021 Book with Confidence Guarantee’ that allows individuals and groups travelling to Ireland, to cancel free of charge until 7 days before arrival. If you need to cancel within 7 days of arrival we will offer a free postponement of course which will be valid until the end of 2022.

A Breath of Fresh Air

Our Location of Glenstal Abbey allows students enjoy the benefits of seeing the highlights of Ireland, but living on a large estate in the countryside and benefit from ‘A breath of Fresh Air’. This ideal location is ideal as a safe place with easy reach of tourist attractions and towns, offering parents and students peace of mind.

Junior Photo Gallery

Sample Weekly Timetable

  • 15 hours English Tuition per week: Mon – Fri 9.15am – 12.30pm
  • Lunch: 1.00pm – 2.00pm
  • 5 Half-Day Activities per week (3 Offsite including Adventure Activities , 2 Active Days On Campus and 1 Social Fun Activity Offsite): 2.00pm – 5.30pm 
  • 1 Full Day Excursion to Discover the Wild Atlantic Way
  • 1 Campus Relaxation/Fun Day with Evening Barbeque
  • 3 Evening Skill Elective Options
  • 4 Evening Fun and Team Building


What’s included?

All Inclusive

We believe in offering an all inclusive course price. Everything is included, there are no extra charges for registration or administration. All activities, transport, entrance fees and meals are included.


We have a specially designed Junior Syllabus to encourage your child’s progression and confidence. We believe in real materials and growing to love the language by living it. Classes are International and have a maximum of 15 students per class. 15 Full Hours Tuition Per Week (Classes 9.15am – 12.30pm each day with a 15 minute break).

Intercultural Irish Teenage Programme

As part of our continuous efforts to maintain high quality classes and to enhance our student’s intercultural experience, we have weekly lessons called the Intercultural Teenage Programme.  Irish, teenage students will join lessons to lead an exercise alongside teacher which allows our students the opportunity to connect with Irish teenagers, their peers and we have had an incredibly positive response to this programme.


In Glenstal Abbey our residential accommodation is in the school so students experience the true feeling of living on a historic campus. Rooms have all been newly decorated and all beds have white linen. Students of the same age and gender stay together and we mix nationalities. Rooms cater for 2 – 8 students with toilets and showers adjacent to the rooms. Student Laundry once a week is included.


At Glenstal Abbey the food is one of the highlights of student’s stays. The superb catering staff provide hot meal options at Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with an evening Snack. The food is of high quality and locally sourced and a great variety is on offer. On arrival students also receive a refillable water bottle for their stay. We can cater for special dietary requirements on request.

Weekday Activities

Students have a full schedule of activities and tours. We believe it is essential for residential students to have lots of opportunity for off site tours and activities to ensure a rewarding and enjoyable stay in Ireland. Students are off campus 3 afternoons a week with mixed tours including adventure activities. On site we organise sporting and outdoor activities. In addition, we have evening electives for acquiring new skills and other team building and fun activities.

Full Day Trips

Glenstal Abbey is located in the scenic west of Ireland and our students have the opportunity to follow The Wild Atlantic Way and see the highlights of this amazing coastline.  Students have1 full Day Tour each weekend. Sample Tours: Cliffs of Moher, Dingle Pennisula, Galway, Dublin City Centre.

Relaxation Day with BBQ

On Sunday’s our student have the opportunity to relax, so fun activities on Campus followed by an Evening Barbeque.


All transport is by private coach for our activities.

Student Report & Certificate

Students receive a Certificate of Attendance and Attainment at the end of their course and also an individual hand written teacher report on their progress.

Programme Fees

2 Weeks : € 2095

3 Weeks: € 3145

4 Weeks: € 4190

Airport Transfers: € 90 each way

How to Book

Book Online now or fill out our Junior Summer Camp Booking Form or email us at

Frequently Asked Questions

What will the timetable be?

The students are busy all day long and have an enjoyable educational timetable with some free time between activities. Breakfast, English Classes, Lunch, Activity, Dinner, Evening Activity/Elective, Snack, Bedtime

What are the electives and how do they work?

We offer electives 3 times a week. Students can choose each morning which elective to take part in that evening and may try many different skill options or concentrate on one. Electives examples are: Martial Arts, Irish Cooking, Golf, Yoga, Practical Science, Dance, English Fluency Classes etc

Students can add 6 hours of English extra for free per week, how do they do this?

One of our evening elective options is English Fluency, so if students choose this option they will have an extra 6 hours of English per week.

What is the nationality mix?

At any one time we normally have between 15 and 27 nationalities represented at our school.

Are there any or additional extra costs and how much pocket money does a student need?

The programme is all inclusive with no extra costs. Most students bring between 60 and 100 euro pocket money per week for souvenirs, sweets etc.

How do I choose arrival and departure dates and times?

We base a 2 week stay on 14 nights accommodation, 3 weeks on 21 nights and 4 weeks on 28 nights. Most students arrive on Sun and depart on the corresponding Sun but we are also happy for students to arrive and depart during the week just contact us for more information on Sat or weekday transfers. We are very flexible as to arrival/departure time so please book best available flights and we can organise airport transfers between 8am and 8pm.

How many students will be in a class?

There is a maximum of 15 students per class with on average 13 students per class

What qualifications do your teachers have?

All our teachers have a Bachelor’s Degree and a further Teaching English Qualification and all our teachers are recognised as qualified English Language Teachers under ACELS.

How do you place students into their correct English Level?

We test students on arrival and monitor their progress including weekly tests so students are able to move levels should we feel they are not in the correct level.

How many English Levels do you have?

We have from A1 to C1 Levels.

Do you have an emergency contact number and help available?

Yes, we offer a 24 hour emergency contact number and are always available to help.

What happens the first day of school?

On arrival students will be shown to their room and given a tour of the campus. They will then be tested and given welcome information. They will then join in the timetables activities and will be shown to their correct level class the next morning.

Do you have any special offers or discounts?

Any current offers will be in our offers sections of our website.

Can you provide an invitation letter for visa purposes ?

Yes, we provide letters for all students coming from outside the EU who need a visa to enter Ireland.

Are mobile phones allowed?

Yes, but during parts of the day and at night students are not allowed their phones. Our camp is about communication and being fluency.

When do I pay the fees?

A deposit of 200 euro on booking is paid. The remainder of fees are due 4 weeks pre arrival.

What is the refund policy?

Deposits are non refundable, for cancellations made 21 days or more pre arrival , the remainder of fees will be refunded.

Is my child’s laundry done for them?

Yes, we do laundry once a week for all students.

Will I receive a packing list?

Yes, you will receive a pack list and student handbook pre arrival.

Can my child go alone off campus?

No, students are not allowed to leave campus without permission

Does the price include the flights?

No, you will need to book your own flights

Are student on their own or in groups when they come to your school?

Approximately half of our students are individuals and the other half come with organised groups. Individuals will all be together for afternoon activities and are separated by age so it is easy to make new friends.

Will you accept a 10 year old or an 18 year old?

No, our age range is from 11 to 17 years of age.

Will I receive an Information Pack pre arrival?

Yes, all students and parents receive a Handbook and Packing List pre arrival.

What If my child is unhappy with their room , room mate or class or any aspect of their stay ?

We are always here to help and will move a child to a new room or class and assist in whatever way we can to ensure your child is happy.

Will my child have unsupervised time?

We have staff 24 hours a day on campus and students are always supervised. Students do however have free time during the day to relax.

How does your airport transfer work for my child?

We have a member of our staff wait for your child at the airport with a sign. We also ensure we have your child’s mobile number and they have our drivers number and also our emergency number in case of any delay etc.

Will you help my child with check in at the airport ?

Yes, just request help on departure and our driver will help your child check in and bring them as far as security if you wish and there is no extra charge for this.

Can you sign my child in at departure with a unaccompanied minor service or complete the form of indemnity for Aerlingus, is there any extra cost ?

Yes, we are happy to do any sign ins at no extra cost, just note it at the time of booking as a special request.

Do you cater for special diets?

Yes, we can cater for special diets just check with us pre booking.

Can my child take a taxi from the airport to the residence directly if we don’t opt for the airport transfers?

Yes, this is your choice. We would however advise all children to have our airport transfer service meet them at the airport for safety reasons. Also Immigration at Dublin Airport states that all children under 18 years of age should have someone to meet them at Dublin Airport.

Can I drop my child to the residence directly?

Yes, we will coordinate a time between you and the centre manager

What kind of certificate will my child receive at the of the course?

Your child will receive a certificate of attainment and attendance and also a individual teachers report on their progress.

What size rooms will the students be staying in ?

In Glenstal rooms are 2 – 8 students.

Are the rooms en suite?

The majority of rooms are not en suite , they are shared toilets and shower areas.

Are boys and girls in different areas in the residence ?

Yes, boys and girls in different areas of the residence.

Is the residence within the College/Abbey or in another building ?

Yes, both our residences are within the main building.

Is there a hot breakfast, lunch and dinner?

Yes, there is always a hot option available for breakfast and Lunch and Dinner are hots options and students have a snack before bed.

Is water always available?

Yes, on arrival students are given an eco water bottle which they can refill throughout the day.

How is the residence supervised at night?

Our staff are awake and monitoring the rooms til 2am. From 2 am a member of staff is always on call in each residence.

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