Clongowes Wood College

Residential Summer Camp

English Residential Camp Dublin  

Dates: 1 July to 28 July

Ages: 11 to 17

Location: Kildare (Just 40 mins to Dublin City Centre and Dublin Airport)

Camp: Residential Junior Summer Camp


The Irish College of English is delighted to announce our partnership with Clongowes Wood College for our International Junior Summer Camp in 2019. Founded in 1814, Clongowes Wood College is one of Ireland’s most historic Residential Boarding Schools. Famous past pupils include James Joyce and many of Ireland’s most famous politicians and sports stars.

Just 40 minutes from Dublin Airport and Dublin City Centre, the Campus is set in 250 beautiful acres. The Campus includes historical buildings and state-of-the-art modern facilities including brand new 25 metre swimming pool, modern sports hall and gymnasium, all-weather sports fields, tennis courts and golf course.

Students attending our International Junior Summer Camp will enjoy a a complete English Language and Multi-Activity Programme. The course includes 15 – 21 hours of English language classes per week with as well as a skills based Evening Elective Programme which includes leadership skills, practical science, cookery, yoga, karate, Music and extra English fluency classes.

The afternoon and weekend activity programme includes 2 cultural and sightseeing trips exploring Dublin each week and sports activities on campus as well as full-day excursions around Ireland on Saturdays.


• Students immersed into way of life in a historic Irish Boarding School
• Campus just 40 minutes from Dublin Airport and Dublin City Centre
• High level of academics with progression focused English Language Classes
• Students live in a safe rural location with full time supervision
• Students mix with children from all over the world and have opportunity to mix with Irish teenagers
• Great choice of electives including extra academics, sports and Irish focused classes
• Students learn new life skills, challenge themselves and gain confidence, respect and independence

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.

Award Winning School

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

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.

History of Clongowes Wood College

The school traces its history back to a 799-acre estate owned by the Wogan family in 1418 under the reign of Henry IV. The name “Clongowes” comes from the Irish for “meadow” (cluain) and for “blacksmith” (gobha). The estate was originally known as “Clongowes de Silva” (de Silva meaning “of the wood” in Latin). The estate later passed to the Eustace family and became part of the fortified border of the pale in 1494. The Eustaces lost their estates during the Restoration (1660). The estate was sold by the Wogan-Brownes to the Jesuits in March 1814 for £16,000. The school accepted its first pupil, James McLornan, on 18 May 1814. Famous past pupils include James Joyce and many Sport Stars and Business People.

Academic Facilities

• State of the Art Classrooms

• Science Laboratories

• Music Room

• Computer Rooms

• James Joyce Library

• Study and Quiet Areas

• WiFi

• Multimedia Centre

Residential Facilities

• Cubicle Rooms with 1 – 3 people sharing and access to relaxation areas.

• Large Impressive Dining Room, all catering on site

• Relaxation Areas • Movie and Theatre Facilities

Sports Facilities

• 25 metre Swimming Pool

• Indoor Sport Halls with Basketball, Indoor Soccer, Badminton, Volleyball

• All Weather Multi-Purpose Pitches with Floodlight Facilities

• 6 All Weather Tennis Courts

• Indoor Sport Halls with Basketball, Indoor Soccer, Badminton, Volleyball

• Soccer, Rugby and Cricket pitches

• Golf Course



ICE Brochure 2019

ICE Courses and Fees 2019

Junior Summer Camp Booking Form