Our regions

Our Regions

The republic of Ireland is a European country located in the north-west of Europe in the north Atlantic. Having the open ocean on one side and the north channel separating it from Great Britain on the opposite side.

Ireland is divided into the republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, which is still part of the United Kingdom.
There are 4 provinces (Leinster, Ulster, Munster and Connaught) and 26 counties in the republic of Ireland and 6 counties in Northern Ireland.
This green island has a total area of 84,421 km2 and has a population of just over 5 million people.
The largest city is the capital Dublin, followed by the second largest city being Cork.
English and Irish are the two official languages in this country, which only adds to the charm of this small island.
Over the years we have expanded into different counties throughout Ireland.
Each county offers unique experiences, and we place our students according to their needs.
We have local coordinators in each county, who will look after you and help you with any questions or concerns you may have while you are in Ireland.

Please find out more about each county below.

County Waterford

This county is in the South-East Region of Ireland and is part of the province of Munster.
Waterford is known for“Waterford Crystal”, a legacy of the former glass-making industry and its vibrant city life to its rural charm with lovely coastline.
It has the oldest city in Ireland, which is Waterford city, and it is the perfect blend of ancient and modern -or as we say: experience 1,000 years of history in 1,000 steps!
You will also find good-sized market towns in county Waterford, which will bring you back to a more relaxed lifestyle.

Waterford is a well-established tourist destination, even for Irish people. You will have the opportunity to go cycling on designated cycling routes, go hiking up several mountains to capture the outstanding views, walk down the sandy beaches or go swimming ,surfing, sea kayaking, kite surfing or paddle boarding!!
If the weather doesn’t allow for outdoor activities, you can explore various museums.
Waterford is a well-established tourist destination, even for Irish people. You will have the opportunity to go cycling on designated cycling routes, go hiking up several mountains to capture the outstanding views, walk down the sandy beaches or go swimming ,surfing, sea kayaking, kite surfing or paddle boarding!!
If the weather doesn’t allow for outdoor activities, you can explore various museums.

County Kerry

County Kerry is in the south-west of Ireland and is part of the province of Munster. County Kerry has an outstanding landscape with lakes, mountains, and beautiful coastal areas.
It is home to the “Killarney National Park” and is very popular by tourists for the scenic “ Ring of Kerry” tours. The “Wild Atlantic way” , which is a costal route, passes through county Kerry as well. Our areas have fantastic Gyms and running club – An Riocht. Also, a Pitch and Putt club, Rugby club, Football club, Boxing club, Badmington, Basketball, Soccer and Photography Club. They are close to the Limerick border and close to the Cork border.
The wonderful towns of Killarney and Tralee are less than 30 minutes away, which are full of hustle and bustle, tourism, shops, cafes and restaurants. Tralee is known for the Rose of Tralee International Festival. A glass wall in Tralee Town Park bears the names of all the contestants in that festival’s beauty pageant. The Kerry County Museum has galleries on local history and a re-creation of medieval Tralee. Nearby, the National Folk Theatre of Ireland, Siamsa Tíre, puts on Irish music and dance performances. Killarney is a town on the shores of Lough Leane. It’s a stop on “the Ring of Kerry” tours, and the start and finishing point of the 200-km Kerry Way walking trail. The town’s 19th-century buildings include St. Mary’s Cathedral. Across the bridge from the cathedral is Killarney National Park. Victorian mansion Muckross House, Gardens and Traditional Farms sits in the park.
A lovely town to visit is Castleisland.The village got its name, ‘Castle of the Island of Kerry’, from a castle built in 1226 by “de Marisco”. The island was created by turning the waters of the River Maine into a moat around the castle. Few ruins are left of it today. The main ruin is the de Marisco tower, located behind some private houses at the western end of the town, on the Killarney Road. The Glanaruddery Mountains to the north and the Stack’s Mountains to the west define the beginning of the ‘Vale of Tralee’, at the mouth of which Castleisland is situated. Most of the land around Castleisland is pasture for dairy stock. For students ,who love local community life and wish to explore other Counties with ease, County Kerry is the place to be

County Galway

County Galway is in the west and is part of the province Connaught. The Irish language is still popular here, as 20% of the population live in Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking districts).
You can explore lake “Lough Corrib”, which is the largest lake in the country, which provides wonderful opportunities for fishing and swimming. The countryside is very mountainous and extremely beautiful, which gives you the opportunities for lovely walks. This area is called “Connemara” with the “Connemara National Park”, and you can come close to nature and wildlife, as this county is one of the least populated counties. This truly gives you the opportunity to fully experience Irish life, as you fill find yourself in a close community lifestyle.

Besides the extraordinary beauty of nature, you have Galway city to get to know in your spare time, which is well liked by young people for its creative atmosphere. You will be surrounded by vibrant coloured houses and a well-established music, drama, and art scene. It is a great place for shopping or just sightseeing as well.

Galway has a wealth of history attached to it and Students can take walking tours or bus tours around it which gives all the historical information, and it is the perfect base to explore the rest of Ireland.
It is very close to some beautiful sandy beaches in the west of Ireland.

County Louth

County Louth is part of the province Leinster and is above Dublin in the Eastern Midlands of Ireland.
This area is rich in heritage yet young at heart and you can witness the vibrant culture celebrated in the towns many festivals and venues.
You will be close to the world-famous the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Newgrange, which is just in the county next to you. The mighty River Boyne – source of myth and legend – which slices through the towns yet unites this ancient ground.
Browse the beautiful local artisan crafts in Millmount’s Craft Quarter.

Take time to see Highlanes Gallery, housed in a former 19th century Franciscan Church, home to the Municipal Art Collection as well as several international temporary exhibitions.Reminis of times gone by, when feeding into bustling thorough fares and shopping areas, with an abundance of restaurants, cafés, and lots to do for our young and not so young.
Plenty of junior clubs, gyms, cinemas, and theatres await you.

Not forgetting the wonderful beaches which are always close by.County Louth has some of the most beautful sandy beaches here in Ireland.
You are only an hour and a bit away from Dublin City, which gives you the opportunity to explore more wonderful museums, attractions and other culural events.
. Its historic buildings include Dublin Castle, dating to the 13th century, and imposing St Patrick’s Cathedral, founded in 1191. City parks include landscaped St Stephen’s Green and huge Phoenix Park, containing Dublin Zoo. The National Museum of Ireland explores Irish heritage and culture.

Dublin is a warm and welcoming city, known for the friendliness of its people and famous for its craic (“crack”)—that mixture of repartee, humour, intelligence, and acerbic and deflating insight that has attracted writers, intellectuals, and visitors for centuries. It has faded grandeur and a comfortably worn sense.
Our students love visiting Dublin especially for the fantastic range of shops available.

County Carlow

County Carlow is in the south-east and is part of Leinster. This county is landlocked by 5 other counties and it is the second smallest county in Ireland, but still has a lot to offer.
Carlow has varies museums, such as “Carlow county museum”, or a military museum. Young people have the opportunity to join a youth theatre at “VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art and George Bernard Shaw Theatre”. Carlow has lovely heritage, which you can experience when you are visiting the stunning castles, manor houses and gardens.
Explore “Brownshill Dolmen”, a large megalithic portal tomb, 3km outside of Carlow town.
Enjoy a boat tour or canoe/kayak down the River Barrow to soak up the relaxing country views.
There are multiple hiking routes you can explore and of course you have the choice of joining sports teams as well.
For example there are rugby, rowing, soccer and GAA clubs in your area.
Carlow is connect to Dublin and Waterford by train, which allows our students to visit those cities easily.

County Cork

County Cork is part of the province of Munster and covers a large portion of the south of Ireland.It is the larges County on our lovely green Island
It lays between Ireland’s Ancient East and the Wild Atlantic Way. County Cork has 1,000km of coastline, with stunning villages and towns along the way. There are plenty of tourist attractions to explore, while becoming part of the Irish culture.
You are only a 30 min. bus ride away from Cork City and you have easy access to explore other parts of the country as well.

Explore the history of “Titanic”, which had its final port of call in Cobh, learn about past prisons, when you adventure out to “Spike island” or “Cork City Gaol”. Vist “Fota Wildlife Park” or taste beautiful foods at the “English market”, after you visted the “Crawford Art Gallery”. County Cork is home to beautiful landmarks for example: “Blarney Castle”, “Mizen head” and “Elizabeth Fort”. There are plenty of different sports clubs and other clubs you can join during your time here. Cork has great bus and train connections to other parts of the country
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