ICE Classic Junior Programme Malahide, DublinYour Fluency Starts Here!

Our Classic Programme is our flagship summer camp and attracts the greatest number of students. It is based on a strong academic foundation where progression is our focus. Lessons are held every morning, from Monday to Friday and each course is supported by its own carefully planned syllabus and course book. Lessons focus on developing the core language skills, with specific emphasis given to speaking and listening.  Additionally, our activities are tailored to keep our students active and entertained while seeing the best of Dublin and its surrounding regions.

Perfect Location

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.

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.

Choosing Dates

We are flexible regarding arrival and departure days and times. The majority of students arrive on a Saturday or Sunday and begin school on a Monday and leave on the corresponding Saturday or Sunday e.g. Sat to Sat or Sun to Sun. We also accept weekday arrivals and departures e.g. Mon to Mon, Wed to Wed etc. Extra nights are also available if necessary. We operate professional airport transfers 24 hours a day , 7 days a week by a member of our staff should you require this service.

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.

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

    • Junior Course For Under 18’s – 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.

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Sample Timetable

  • 15 hours English Tuition per week: Mon – Fri 8.45am – 12.00pm
  • Packed Lunch at School: 12.00pm – 12.30pm
  • 5 Half-Day Activities per week: 12.30pm – 5.00pm
  • 1 Full Day Saturday Excursion Outside of Dublin
  • Sunday is a Free Day to relax with the family or meet with friends
  • 2 Free Optional Evening Activities Including Disco and Movie Night



What’s included?

All Inclusive

We believe in offering an all inclusive course price. Everything is included, there are no extra charges for assessment registration or administration. All activities, travel passes, 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 and use of text book is included (Classes 8.45am – 12pm 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.


All our accommodation is in homestays in Malahide in walking distance of our school. We guarantee one nationality per family unless friends wish to stay together. Our hosts typically take 2-3 students at a time with a maximum of 2 students per bedroom. Families will do student’s laundry as part of their normal home routine. We carefully match students with families.


Families provide breakfast, packed lunch and evening meal. Meals are nutritious and we can cater for special diets on request. On arrival we also give students a welcome pack including a reusable water bottle and our school has a water refilling station.

Weekday Activities

Students have a full schedule from 8.45am – 5pm each day from Monday to Friday. Classes in the morning and activities & tours in the afternoon/evening. Students have an experienced Irish Leader with them on all activities. Our students go to Dublin city centre at least twice a week and have an engaging fun programme of tours, sports, shows and leisure activities. Students are accompanied by an Irish Leader on all Tours.

Evening Activities

Two evening per week students can attend our optional Movie or Disco Nights at no extra cost.

Full Day Trips

Each Saturday our students have a full day trip accompanied by an Irish Leader to see the best of the surrounding areas. Sample Day Trips: Glendalough, Kilkenny, Belfast, Dublin Zoo.

Travel Pass

Students receive a Dublin Travel Pass for unlimited public transport for the duration of their stay, students use the travel pass for the activity programme and travel within Malahide.

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 : € 1510

3 Weeks: € 2200

4 Weeks: € 2920

Airport Transfers: € 50 each way


Typical Day

Students are woken by their host mum, have a shower and eat breakfast.

Students are given a packed lunch for the day.

Students walk to school and return home at about 6 pm after their tuition and activity programme.

On returning home, students have dinner with their host family and chat about their day.

Students may spend the evening relaxing with the family or friends or attend an organised evening activity (2 evenings per week).

A strict curfew of 9.30pm applies when all students must be home on our English Summer Camps Ireland.

Students and families have 24 hour access to an emergency phone number and a member of our team is always on duty to help.

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