Welcome to ICE

Established in 1992, the Irish College of English is an award-winning language school. Our carefully created Junior Courses and expert English language tuition provide our groups with unique and rewarding experiences. We focus on loving the language by living it.

Our highly experienced and qualified staff have the expertise and skills to design a variety of programmes tailored specifically for your group. We welcome junior groups throughout the year from state schools, private schools and agencies across Europe. Our student and leader feedback is excellent.

We pride ourselves on our high level of customer service and excellent client relationships. A positive student experience is at the forefront of our ethos and this is reflected in our reviews and awards.


Group Stays in 2021 and Covid 19

Our school group short stay programmes will go ahead  as normal in 2021 with enhanced safety and cleaning protocols to ensure we follow all guideline surrounding Covid 19. We hope 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.

Prior to your groups’ arrival, we will conduct a risk assessment and follow best practise in preparing for your stay looking at the then current Pandemic situation. We will make all necessary changes to our programmes to ensure a safe, enjoyable stay. These changes may include: enhanced cleaning, smaller class sizes, mask wearing when social distancing may not be possible, protocols around ensuring all students are symptom free while attending classes, new guidelines around accommodation, choice of activities and timetabling  etc.

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.


28 Years Experience

With 28 years of experience in providing English language mini stays, we understand the importance of providing academic and activity programmes specifically tailored for your group.

Recognition & Reputation

We are recognised by ACELS, a service of Quality and Qualifications Ireland, for English Language Education. We have also been locally and internationally recognised for the quality experiences we offer and continue to receive excellent parent and student feedback.

We were shortlisted again this year in the Study Travel Magazine Star Awards 2019.

  • Junior Course For Under 18s – We were the first school in Ireland to be ever shortlisted for this award category in 2015 and were again shortlisted in 2016, 2017, 2019.
  • English Language School Europe – We were shortlisted in 2017 and again in 2019.

Award-Winning – Malahide Chamber of Commerce ‘Service Excellence Award’ for a clear demonstration of excellent and consistent customer service. Also the prestigious ‘Organisation of the Year Award‘ in 2016.

Why Groups Choose ICE

We believe in working closely with teachers and leaders pre-arrival to ensure we have the correct syllabus and programme in place to provide a rewarding and enjoyable experience for your students. Malahide is a safe, coastal village just 20 minutes from the city centre, giving your students the opportunity to see the best of Dublin. We meet all groups at Dublin Airport with a friendly face to start your journey of a thousand welcomes in Ireland.

Perfect Location

Our Home Stay Camps are held in Malahide, Dublin. Malahide is on Dublin’s coastline and one or Ireland’s most picturesque and affluent towns. Our school has built its reputation on the quality of our Host families all of which are within walking distance of the school. Students experience Irish life in a safe friendly town with easy access to Dublin City for our sightseeing tours.

Malahide, Dublin – The Irish College of English has been in the heart of Malahide for over 25 years. Situated on Dublin’s coastline, Malahide many attractions include Malahide Castle, a Beautiful Seaside Village, Marina, Coastal Walks. Our location offers students the best possible experience of Dublin. Students enjoy Dublin City’s highlights while living in a safe residential area. Uniquely, our juniors can all walk to school. Malahide is just 22 minutes by Dart to Dublin City Centre and 10 mins from Dublin Airport making it a great option for a Junior stay.

Our Residential Camps in Glenstal Abbey, Limerick and Clongowes Wood College, Kildare (our Dublin Option) offer students the opportunity to experience Ireland’s most prestigious boarding schools. Both Schools have historic hearts with modern state of the art facilities making them an ideal choice.

Host Families in Walking Distance

All our students stay in carefully selected families in Malahide and all students can walk to work. We guarantee one nationality per family unless otherwise requested. Our Families are the highlight of the experience and have quality assurance procedures in place, ensuring great stays for all our students.

Junior Group Programme Options:

Virtual English Fluency


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