Introduction

The  programmes are open to schools, colleges or groups who wish to learn English and immerse themselves into the Irish culture and way of life. Our programmes provide students with an invaluable opportunity of increasing knowledge and awareness in their chosen area while gaining confidence in using another language.  These programmes are available from September to mid-June

Activities

Students are given professional English language tuition by our highly qualified and experienced teaching staff.

With a wide range of activities, cultural excursions and school trips to choose from, we will help you choose the right programme according to your groups needs and budget.

Evening Activities

Our evening activities include water sports, onsite discos, bowling, treasure hunts, cinema, art and music workshops,  talent shows, silly olympics,  outdoor sports, team building  etc.

Cultural Excursion

We also provide a cultural excursion along with an opportunity for the students to shop every Saturday.  Some of the destinations include:

  • Slieve League and Donegal Town
  • Parkes Castle and Sligo Town
  • Lough Key National Park and Carrick on Shannon

Programme Details

  • 15 contact hours of tuition per week.
  • A number of afternoon and evening activities/outings (number varies depending on programme chosen)
  • All class materials/books provided
  • 7 nights Residential(R) or Host Family Accommodation (HF) **Two students per family
  • Breakfast, warm lunch and evening meals provided each day(packed lunch on Saturday only)
  • Maximum 15 per class, average 12.
  • Level testing at beginning
  • Assigned coordinator
  • Course Certificate and Post Teacher ReportFree Orientation Tour of Bundoran and Rougey Sea Walk.
  • Airport transfer on arrival and departure
  • All local transfers – no bus/train passes needed
  • A full day excursion
  • Internet access
  • One Free Leader per 15 students

Location

Bundoran,  popularly known as Ireland’s Premier Seaside Resort and Surf Capital, is located on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean  along the Wild Atlantic  Way. This is an ideal place to live, visit, or simply to relax. Bundoran and the surrounding area offers a wealth of activities and facilities to suit all tastes.

Bundoran has been the destination choice of tourists since the 18th century. It has everything expected of a seaside town along with breathtaking countryside, stunning coastlines.

Annual festivals in and around Bundoran provide excellent opportunities for international visitors to make friends easily. These include Sea Sessions, Rory Gallagher Festival, October Country Music Festival and Ballyshannon Folk Festival to name but a few.

With many traditional Irish pubs offering live music, nightclubs, shows, restaurants, it is easy to find something to do during the evenings.

For the outdoor enthusiast activities include  golf, hill walking, surfing, kayaking, horse riding, deep sea fishing and cycling.

If you are coming with the family , there is a wide range of  activities  to choose including  bowling, cinema, waterworld, adventure park, indoor play centre

Whichever course is chosen, Bundoran provides a good base for travelling along the Wild Atlantic Way including Slieve League, Glenveagh National Park, Donegal Castle, Lisadell House, Mullaghmore, Glencar Waterfalls, Sligo Town, Parkes Castle, Omagh Folk Park to name a few.

Students can also easily visit some of Ireland’s major cities and cultural sites.

Sligo  30 minutes            Derry  1.5 hours

Galway  2.5hours            Belfast  2.5hours

Dublin  3 hours

Accommodation

Junior Residential

The residential accommodation consists of a small complex of spacious 4 bedroom houses. The facilities of the house include 4 bedrooms, 3 to 4 bathrooms, a spacious kitchen, sitting room and all mod cons. The houses are situated in a quiet cul de sac less than one minute’s walk from the Atlantic Ocean and Donegal Bay and 15 minutes walk from the town centre.  There is a pedestrian walk way from the houses along the sea front to the town centre.

Where possible our student co-ordinator ensures nationality mix in each house which aids English language learning and cultural awareness.

The junior residential accommodation is based on 8 – 11 students (two to four students per room and 1 co-ordinator per house. Full board is included for the junior packages.

Host Family

All host families are personally known to us and ensure a warm Irish welcome to all guests. Generally there are 1/2/3 junior students per family. Juniors residing at host family have their lunch and dinner at the residential centre three evenings per week in order to ensure that they mix well with the other students.

Self Catering, Bed and Breakfast/Hotel Accommodation

We work closely with a select number of  self catering providers, bed and breakfasts and hotels all within a short distance of the school. Please let us know your choice and we will organise your preferred accommodation.

 

Price

Contact us for more details on pricing