Birchwater Education — language school in Ireland
Off-season English School



Summer English School
from 744,07 EUR per week
Age from 11 to 17 years
Jul 2, 2024   Jul 16, 2024
Off-season English School
from 390,83 EUR per week
Age from 11 to 17 years
Sep 2, 2024   Sep 3, 2024
Summer English School
from 757,62 EUR per week
Age from 11 to 17 years
Jul 3, 2024   Jul 16, 2024

Program description and what is included

  • Classes
  • Accomodation
  • Transfer
  • Excursions to museums and art gallery, Cliffs of Moher, London Eye, Houses of Parliament, Tower of London, Cambridge/Oxford/Brighton


Birchwater Education is a progressive school for learning English. The school is located in the centre of Limerick, west coast of Ireland. The centre is housed in one of Ireland's finest boarding schools, Villiers IB School, surrounded by green lawns.

Facilities include a library, classrooms, a student lounge and a computer room. Sports and excursions after school. There are playing fields and bowling on site. Students may choose from several clubs: a conversation club, a book club or a chess club, where they may develop their thinking skills. There is also a lift and a kitchen on campus. During the week the students will walk around town, see the castles of Irish knights and visit the hunting museum. At the weekend children go to the Cliffs of Moher where they filmed scenes from Harry Potter. 

The children are accommodated in the school's residence, four to eight students per room. Hot breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the dining hall. Vegetarian meals are included on the menu.



  • 15 hours per week

  • Beginner to Advanced

  • Native English speakers

  • Exam preparation for higher levels

  • World of work skills for older age groups

  • End of course certificate

  • Materials and writing journal provided

  • Small Class Sizes



  • Friendly Irish families 

  • No more than 1 nationality per home

  • Drop off and collection from the School 

  • Breakfast and evening meal 

  • 3 Course Hot lunch provided at school

  • Limited availability 



  • Daily activities in the afternoon and evening

  • Onsite and off-site activities 

  • Skills based activities

  • Daily Activity Schedule 

  • Mixed Activity programme

  • No phone policy during school and activity time 

  • Daily evening activities for residence students

  • 2 evening activities for homestay students


Why choose this school

  • Excellent City Centre Location 
  • Modern facilities 
  • Native English Speaking Teachers 
  • Modern Teaching Approach 

School infrastructure

  • Study rooms
  • Library 
  • Student room 
  • Kitchen  
  • Spacious Rooms
  • Lift access 
  • Toilets on every level
  • Computer room 

Sport infrastructure

  • Playing fields
  • Indoor sports hall
  • Bowling
  • Basketball 
  • Swimming pool 

Hobbies and clubs

  • Chess
  • Football 
  • Book club 
  • Social club 
  • Arts and crafts 
  • Pottery
  • Cooking 

Recommended arrival cities

  • Dublin

Nearest airports

  • Shannon Airport - 25 minutes
  • Dublin Airport - 120 minutes


20 The Crescent, Limerick, Ireland

Sample program

  • 1 day

    Morning. Tuition
    Day. Walking tour
    Evening. Free time

  • 2 day

    Morning. Tuition
    Day. Museum Tour
    Evening. Irish Culture

  • 3 day

    Morning. Tuition
    Day. Kayaking
    Evening. Immersion with host Family

  • 4 day

    Morning. Tuition
    Day. Pottery/Arts and Crafts
    Evening. Shopping

  • 5 day

    Morning. Tuition
    Day. Half Day Castle Tour
    Evening. Immersion with host family

  • 6 day

    Morning. Full Day Excursion to Cliffs of Moher
    Day. Full Day Excursion to Cliffs of Moher
    Evening. Full Day Excursion to Cliffs of Moher

  • 7 day

    Morning. Breakfast
    Day. Family time
    Evening. Family time

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